Tag: <span>Retrofits</span>

Marine Service and Newport Shipping secure BV AiP for containerised LNG solution
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Marine Service and Newport Shipping secure BV AiP for containerised LNG solution

Marine Service and Newport Shipping have announced an approval in principle (AiP) from Bureau Veritas (BV) for a jointly developed containerised LNG solution. The 40′ ISO LNG Fuel Tank Container System is suitable for LNG-fuelled newbuildings and retrofits of container vessels. The LNG fuel tank container is a class approved Type C LNG fuel tank...

PROW Capital launches green shipping fund to accelerate decarbonisation
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PROW Capital launches green shipping fund to accelerate decarbonisation

PROW Capital has announced the launch of the green shipping fund (GSF), a EUR 420 million debt fund that provides credit to shipowners for investments in new and existing vessels or retrofits that demonstrate measurable emissions reductions. The funding of GSF has been structured and arranged in close cooperation with Banco Santander and supported by...

WinGD and HHI-EMD collaborate to develop sustainable engine technology
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WinGD and HHI-EMD collaborate to develop sustainable engine technology

Marine engine designer and power system integrator WinGD and engine builder Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) are to strengthen their collaboration by partnering to develop environmentally sustainable two-stroke engine technology. Under a joint development agreement signed at the Kormarine 2021 exhibition in Busan last month, the two companies will together develop engine solutions...

Understanding energy density of future fuels key to decarbonisation decision-making
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Understanding energy density of future fuels key to decarbonisation decision-making

Industry coalition SEA-LNG believes that greater understanding around the comparative pricing, vessel performance and procurement of marine fuels is required to avoid costly mistakes as companies plan their decarbonisation pathway. The statement comes as the coalition examined the individual capabilities and requirements of low emissions ‘future fuels’, including the impact that fuels’ energy density has...

ABB adds automated steering function to Azipod electric propulsion
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ABB adds automated steering function to Azipod electric propulsion

ABB has added an automated steering function to its Azipod electric propulsion solution to further minimise fuel consumption and emissions. The new digital solution, ABB Ability OptimE – Toe Angle Optimisation for Propulsion, supports crew in achieving maximum propulsion efficiency by automatically selecting the optimal steering angle for the ship’s Azipod system. With ABB Ability...

NAPA and CADMATIC co-develop intelligent ship design solution
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NAPA and CADMATIC co-develop intelligent ship design solution

3D-based design, engineering, and information management software solutions provider CADMATIC and the maritime software, services and data analysis provider, NAPA, have announced a new integrated, intelligent ship design software solution to enhance the design process for shipyards and ship design companies. The solution combines proven design tools to fulfill users’ requirements for comprehensive software covering...

Ship repair and retrofit goes digital
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Ship repair and retrofit goes digital

Vessel maintenance specialist, Newport Shipping, has unveiled a first of kind, innovative online portal that has been specifically designed to ease the complexities of ship repair and retrofit works. Digitalisation is making its mark in the shipping sector, with many bespoke online tools now being utilised daily to operate and manage the world’s merchant vessel...

Bulk carrier becomes first newbuild to install Norsepower rotor sails
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Bulk carrier becomes first newbuild to install Norsepower rotor sails

Norsepower has announced its first newbuild order for the installation of a record five tilting rotor sails onboard a large bulk carrier. The agreement heralds the first installation of Norsepower’s innovative Rotor Sails on a bulk carrier, demonstrating the adaptability of the technology to reduce fuel consumption, fuel costs and reduce emissions across a variety...

World’s first LPG-retrofit announced
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World’s first LPG-retrofit announced

MAN PrimeServ, MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division, has announced the successful conversion of the main engine aboard the LPG carrier, ‘BW Gemini’, from an MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.2 type to an MAN B&W 6G60ME- LGIP dual-fuel type capable of operating on fuel oil and LPG. The BW Gemini is part of the fleet of Oslo-listed BW...

LNG retrofits: The time is now
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LNG retrofits: The time is now

LNG as fuel has long been considered the industry’s last, best hope to meet the IMO’s ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. So why aren’t we seeing more LNG retrofits on existing tonnage? In April 2018, MEPC 72 adopted resolution MEPC.304(72) on the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas...

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding completes 22 scrubber retrofits
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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding completes 22 scrubber retrofits

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s marine sulphur oxides (SOx) scrubbers have been successfully installed on 22 ships across three ship types during the last 8 months. The DIA-SOx scrubbers have been installed as scheduled despite COVID-19 restrictions. Remote commissioning conducted via close communication and cooperation with the engineers of its local partners in China and Singapore respectively enabled...