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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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SECNAV Energy Conservation Awards Announced

The Secretary of the Navy announced the Energy Conservation (ENCON) ship award winners for FY2003. These award winners represent Navy ships who have been singled out for outstanding execution of energy conservation measures and consistent reduction in energy consumption. Energy conservation awards were also announced for Navy shore activities and Marine Corps bases. During FY 2003, Commander, Pacific Fleet (COMPAC) and Commander, Atlantic Fleet (COMLANT) ships, even during this high level operational era, avoided the consumption of many thousands of kilowatt-hours of electricity. Using energy education, the Fleet was able to reallocate over 1,160,000 barrels of fuel, to high OPTEMPO ships.

USS Essex Wins Energy Conservation Award

The Secretary of the Navy recently presented the Energy Conservation (ENCON) award winners for FY2002 in ceremonies conducted at the Navy Memorial in Washington, DC. USS Essex (LHD 2) was among these prestigious award winners. These Navy and Marine Corps activities were singled out for executing comprehensive conservation programs based on senior-level command involvement, well-staffed and trained energy teams, aggressive awareness campaigns, investigation and execution of innovative energy conservation measures, and consistent reduction in energy consumption. The award winners represent Navy activities, ships and Marine Corps bases. USS Essex won the top performance award in the large ship category.

SECNAV Energy Conservation Awards Announced

The Secretary of the Navy has announced the Energy Conservation (ENCON) award winners for FY2002. These Navy and Marine Corps activities have been singled out for executing comprehensive conservation programs based on senior-level command involvement, well-staffed and trained energy teams, aggressive awareness campaigns, investigation and execution of innovative energy conservation measures, and consistent reduction in energy consumption. These award winners represent Navy activities, ships and Marine Corps bases. During FY 2002, Commander, Pacific Fleet (COMPAC) and Commander, Atlantic Fleet (COMLANT) ships, even during this high level operational era…

Navy Energy Conservation Open BAA Released

The , Carderock Division (NSWCCD) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) discussing Energy Conservation Applications for the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) Combat Logistics Force, Auxiliaries and Sealift ships. The BAA solicits innovative concepts for Navy shipboard energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction with the potential for rapid transition to Fleet operation.  The solicitation is BAA number N00167-11-BAA-01.  The Energy Conservation BAA will be open for two years and white papers may be submitted any time throughout the period beginning 1 December 2010 and ending 31 October 2012.  This BAA, more information and directions for submitting white papers to NSWCCD can be found at http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/carderock/pub/business/baa.aspx.  

Navy Energy Conservation Awards Announced

The Secretary of the Navy has presented the Energy Conservation (ENCON) Awards for FY2003 in ceremonies conducted at the Navy Memorial in Washington, DC. These award winners represent Navy ships that have been singled out for outstanding execution of innovative energy conservation measures, and consistent reduction in energy consumption. Energy conservation awards were also presented to Navy shore activities and Marine Corps bases. Using Incentivized ENCON Energy Awareness, the fleet was able to reallocate over 1,160,000 barrels of fuel, to high OPTEMPO ships. In ship operating terms, this is equivalent to 22 “ship years” of underway steaming using energy conservation initiatives provided by NAVSEA’s ENCON Team.

Webb Institute Hires New Assistant Professor

Michael T. Martin (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Institute announced Michael T. Martin, PE as its new Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Prof. Martin has over 23 years of experience as a marine electrical engineer with a broad background in electrical systems including, electrical propulsion, power generation, power distribution, lighting systems, communications, navigation and internal communication systems. For the past five years, Prof. Martin has been the Vice President and principal engineer at Marine Design Dynamics, Inc.

Navy Solicits Energy Conservation Proposals

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) discussing Energy Conservation Applications for the U.S. Navy. The BAA solicits innovative concepts from industry and academia that can introduce applications for Navy shipboard energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction with the potential for rapid transition to Fleet operation. The target segment of the Fleet is the ships operated by Military Sealift Command: Combat Logistics Force, Auxiliaries and Sealift. The Navy may consider changes to shipboard operation, existing products, modifications or adaptations to existing products, or new products where the concept can be integrated with appropriate ships. The solicitation number for this BAA is N0016709BAA01.

Navy, Marine Corps Garner Energy Awards

Seventeen Navy and Marine Corps Energy Teams and an individual energy manager have been singled out for conserving energy, saving money and avoiding pollution in FY2001. The Navy's Shipboard Energy Conservation Team (ENCON) is the winner of a rare Presidential Award. The award winners represent Navy activities, ships and Marine Corps bases. Their efforts avoided the consumption of many thousands of MBtus of electricity, gallons of fuel, and tons of pollution, easing the strain on natural resources and demand for new power plants. Those earning praise for their conservation performance were identified through a worldwide Federal awards…

DoD Officials Tour Warship's Hybrid-electric Propulsion Plant

USS Makin Island: Photo credit USN

Deputy Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy, pay a visit to 'USS Makin Island' (LHD 8). Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met recently with several flag and general officers in the area on board USS Makin Island (LHD 8) for a leadership breakfast and to tour the ship. Following breakfast, the guests were taken on a tour of Makin Island and were able to meet many of the sailors who help to keep the ship fully mission capable. Lt. Cmdr. Brian Ponce, Makin Island's main propulsion assistant, led the group on a tour of Nr.

Eye on the Navy - Holiday Lights

The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) displays a spectacle of holiday lights during the 2008 Afloat Holiday Lighting Contest on board Naval Station Pearl Harbor Dec. 18, 2008. Hawaii area commanders toured the harbor and judged ships based on best lighting scheme, most creative display and energy conservation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Hight.

U.S. Navy Wants New Ideas to Save Energy

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) has released a new Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (N00167-13-BAA-01) seeking innovative concepts from industry (maritime and non-maritime) and academia that support Navy shipboard energy conservation needs.  Of primary interest are development efforts with the potential for rapid transition to Fleet operations for Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Navy ships.   White papers will be accepted through November 30, 2014.    For BAA access:  https://www.fbo.gov/ (search for N0016713BAA01) or http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/carderock/docs/N00167-13-BAA-01.pdf   For technical questions, Email:  NSWCCD_OPLOG@navy.mil  

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Wins Two Energy Awards

Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) recently won the Secretary of the Navy Energy Award (Industrial Category), and the Department of Energy's FEMP (Federal Energy Management Program) Award for Energy and Water Conservation for Fiscal Year 2001. This was the first time NNSY has been honored with both of these prestigious awards during the same reporting period, according to Cmdr. Facilities and Maintenance Officer and Staff Civil Engineer at the shipyard. custodians and energy monitors who have aggressively promoted the shipyard's energy conservation awareness program. Wood said. Center Norfolk, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Norfolk, Atlantic Division and Naval Meteorological Command, Norfolk, in support of NNSY's energy program. year payback.

US Navy Working to Lower Ships’ Fuel Costs

The rewards reaped from the Navy's Energy Conservation (ENCON) Program save millions in fuel costs, while keeping ships at sea to support the nation's Maritime Strategy. ENCON includes two major energy conservation and management programs spearheaded by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in One is the Incentivized Energy Conservation (i-ENCON) Program; the other is the Fleet Readiness, Research and Development Program (FRR&DP). According to i-ENCON Program Manager Hasan Pehlivan, the programs are projected to save more than 1.14 million barrels of oil in 2008, enough to fill four million 12-gallon car gas tanks, resulting in a record cost avoidance of more than $157 million.

Naming of M/V “SITC SHANDONG” at CSBC Shipyard

Mr. Yang Shaopeng,Chairman of SITC International(sixth right)and Mr.Lai Shangui, Chairman of CSBC(fifth Right)

The Naming Ceremony of M/V “SITC SHANDONG” was held yesterday in Keelung Factory of CSBC Corporation, Taiwan, by SITC International Holdings Co., Ltd. (SITC International) and CSBC Corporation, Taiwan.(CSBC). Mr. Yang Shaopeng, Chairman of SITC International, and Mr. Lai Sun-Quae, Chairman of CSBC attended the ceremony. M/V “SITC SHANDONG” is the first vessel of 1800TEU series container ships. This series ships built by CSBC is the updated BANGKOKMAX type, fully meeting the current trend of energy conservation and emissions reduction.

Tri-fuel LNG Carrier Delivered to GasLog

GasLog Ltd. announced the delivery of a new LNG carrier GasLog Santiago, from Samsung Heavy Industries. Immediately on delivery, which was on budget and ahead of schedule, she commenced a medium-term charter to Methane Services Ltd. (BG Group). The vessel is a 155,000 cubic meter tri-fuel Diesel Electric LNG carrier that sets new standards for efficient performance and environmental protection. The vessel is classified to the ABS ENVIRO+ notation, signifying the highest level of environmental protection and energy conservation. Furthermore the vessel is equipped with a new type of cargo compressors that will reduce the release of greenhouse gasses and offer enhanced cargo and heel management. The owners say that the new ship will be operated by GasLog LNG Services Ltd.

New LNG Carrier Delivered to GasLog

GasLog Shanghai: Photo credit GasLog

LNG carrier 'GasLog Shanghai' delivered on budget ahead of schedule from Samsung Heavy Industries. The vessel is a 155,000 cubic meter Tri-Fuel Diesel Electric LNG carrier that sets new standards for efficient performance and environmental protection. The vessel is classified to the ABS ENVIRO+ notation, signifying the highest level of environmental protection and energy conservation. Furthermore the vessel is equipped with a new type of cargo compressors that will reduce the release of greenhouse gasses and offer enhanced cargo and heel management.

Natural Gas Engine Development in China

Gas Engine Prototype: Photo credit GYM Co.

China Yuchai International Limited sayst its subsidiary Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL) is developing natural gas-powered engines. The new engines will complement GYMCL's line of diesel engines used in large buses, trucks, power generators and marine engines. The gas-powered engines are being developed in response to government policies encouraging energy conservation and emissions reduction. China's 12th Five-Year Plan targets natural gas to make up 8.3% of the country's energy mix by 2015, which represents  three times the gas consumption of 2008.

Japan Plans Emission Rules

The Japanese transport ministry will develop fuel-efficiency standards for large ships over the next three years to cut carbon dioxide emissions, sources said. The standards will enable marine transportation companies to see the fuel economy of their ships, particularly large ones, before they are constructed. The ministry hopes the Japanese standards will eventually be upgraded to international standards. The transport ministry also expects shipbuilders to publicize the energy-conservation performances of their ships by using the standards. The finance ministry has been asked to allocate about 95 million yen in the fiscal 2008 budget for the project.

GasLog Ltd. Announces Delivery of 'Solaris'

GasLog

GasLog Ltd. is pleased to announce the delivery of the fully owned LNG carrier Solaris, from Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. She today, commenced a medium-term charter to Shell Tankers Singapore (Private) Limited, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc. The vessel is a 155,000 cubic meter tri-fuel Diesel Electric (TFDE) LNG carrier that sets new standards for efficient performance and environmental protection. The vessel is classified to the ABS ENVIRO+ notation, signifying the highest level of environmental protection and energy conservation.

MARAD Awards Grant for Green Tug Conversion

M/V Christopher M. Parsonage (Photo: Capt. Billy Smith)

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has granted $450,000 to AEP River Operations of St. Louis, Missouri, to modify the Motor Vessel (M/V) Christopher Parsonage into a fuel-efficient hybrid vessel that conserves fuel and reduces emissions. The modification will provide the 180-foot tug boat, which operates along the lower Mississippi River, with a hybrid generator set attached to the main engine that will provide auxiliary power, which would normally be produced from the diesel generator.

Electronic Fuel Monitoring Alliance

Kral & Fuel Vision Monitors

Macsea's Fuel Vision announces that its system now works with KRAL rotary displacement flow meters for high-accuracy fuel monitoring. By combining Dexter Fuel Vision with the KRAL flowmeter, fuel data acquired aboard ships can be displayed in real-time throughout the vessel and also sent ashore to track fleet-wide energy conservation and emissions reduction efforts. Energy saving is a mandate in today’s shipping business climate and will likely continue well into the foreseeable future.

RINA Launches Seven Step Fuel Saving Services

International classification society RINA has launched a co-ordinated range of services to help shipowners save fuel and reduce emissions. There are seven different elements to the services which can be adopted individually or as a complete package. The seven services are: auditing to ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification; auditing for ISO 50001 Energy Management Certification; development of the SEEMP (Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan); EEDI verification; Energy Saving and Energy Conservation Analysis…

Energy Dashboard to Reduce Fuel Consumption

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) installed the Energy Dashboard proof-of-concept system in USS Kidd (DDG 100), April 2. Energy Dashboard is one of several shipboard energy efficiency initiatives that provides Sailors with a real-time assessment of energy usage and recommended actions to reduce fuel and electrical power consumption."Energy Dashboard is similar to the systems in today's newer vehicles that show drivers their instantaneous miles per gallon, allowing drivers to modify their driving behaviors to maximize fuel efficiency," said Glen Sturtevant, Team Ships director for Science and Technology. In addition to Kidd, NAVSEA has installed the Energy Dashboard on board USS Truxtun (DDG 103), USS Sampson (DDG 102) and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). USS Wayne E.

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