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31 Mar 2021

Royal IHC Gets AIP for Hydrogen-fueled Dredge Design

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Dutch shipbuilder and equipment supplier Royal IHC said it has received an approval in principle (AIP) from classification society Bureau Veritas for the design of a hydrogen-fueled trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) engineered to reduce emissions from coastal protection projects.The new dredge design, referred to as the ‘LEAF’ (low energy adaptive fuel) hopper, is the result of a partnership between Royal IHC and the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat (Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management)…

15 Mar 2021

Van Oord's Offshore Vessel to Cut Emissions, Fuel Consumption with FUELSAVE Tech

Credit: Van Oord

Dutch marine contractor and offshore installation services company Van Oord will install a combustion conditioning system with hydrogen and methanol on its subsea rock installation vessel Bravenes, in a push to cut emissions from its fleet.The system, called FUELSAVE FS MARINE+,  is a patented solution used to reduce both fuel consumption and harmful emissions of marine diesel-powered engines. "This solution enables Van Oord to achieve substantial carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx)…

11 Mar 2021

Drydocks World to Upgrade Its Lighting Systems

UAE shipyard Drydocks World said it will upgrade the lighting systems at its facilities, reducing total consumption of lighting power by 55%.The company said it has reached a deal with Etihad Energy Services, (Etihad ESCO), wholly-owned subsidiary by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), driving sustainable and energy efficient solutions in refrigeration, lighting and water sectors.The agreement includes the application of modern, smart, indoor and outdoor lighting solutions at Drydocks World facilities with 378 lighting units to be replaced at the smithery and pipes workshop…

09 Mar 2021

Casco Bay Lines Orders Hybrid-electric Ferry

(Image: Elliott Bay Design Group)

Maine ferry operator Casco Bay Lines has committed to an integrated hybrid-electric power and propulsion solution for its new vessel, in a technology step change along one of the longest-established ferry routes in the United States.The new 50-meter ferry will feature ABB Marine & Ports’ hybrid power, propulsion and a shore charging system, supporting diesel-electric and zero-emissions battery-powered modes, as well as a combination of both. With the ferry operating in zero-emission mode, the passengers will benefit from a smoother, quieter and cleaner ride.

03 Mar 2021

REM Offshore's Wind Service Vessel to Feature NES Technology

Credit:Havyard Design & Solutions AS

Havyard Group's subsidiary Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has won a contract to deliver energy design and smart control solution to Rem Offshore’s new vessel for the offshore wind service market. The contract was awarded by Green Yard Kleven who is building the vessel.According to NES, the vessel will be the first in this segment with a fully-integrated NES bridge system. Geir Larsen, CEO of Norwegian Electric Systems (NES), says offshore wind power represents an important sector for his company…

01 Mar 2021

NSK Acquires Brüel & Kjær Vibro

Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro), an independent supplier of condition monitoring solutions for rotating machinery, has been acquired by NSK, a global organization specializing in researching, designing and manufacturing motion and control solutions.NSK’s portfolio of products and technologies enhance automotive performance and industrial productivity, while reducing energy consumption. As the leading supplier of bearings in Japan and the third largest supplier in the world by market share, NSK employs approximately 30,000 people in more than 200 locations across 30 countries, alongside a vast network of joint ventures and partnerships.NSK has been developing condition monitoring systems (CMS) for internal and field use for decades.

09 Feb 2021

Iron Ore Imports Outside China Show Signs of Recovery

Crane unloads iron or at a port - Credit; martinfredy/AdobeStock

The iron ore market is focused mainly on developments in China, which isn't surprising given the world's biggest buyer of commodities takes about 70% of global seaborne cargoes.But that other 30% does matter - and there are signs of a recovery in demand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.The total global volume of seaborne iron ore discharged at ports in January was 134 million tonnes, according to vessel-tracking and port data compiled by Refinitiv.This was up from 122.82 million tonnes in December and 125.18 million in November…

29 Jan 2021

Attica Group Orders Three Ferries from Brødrene

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Norway-based Brødrene Aa said it has signed a shipbuilding contract with Attica Group, subject to clauses, for three AERO type high-speed catamaran passenger vessels.The three vessels will be 36 meters in length, carry 150 passengers and operate at a maximum speed of 34 knots. The light carbon fiber construction contributes to low fuel consumption and emissions, Brødrene Aa said, adding that the vessels will be equipped with solar panels that will generate the energy required for lighting and energy consumption of the accommodation areas…

26 Jan 2021

Oldendorff to Trial Folding Rotor Sails for Bulk Carriers

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German shipowner Oldendorff Carriers (OC) said it has signed onto a project to develop and trial a fuel-saving wind-assisted propulsion solution for bulk carriers that will help to reduce vessels' carbon emissions.The joint development project (JDP), which also involves Anemoi Marine Technologies, Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI), is scheduled for completion in 2022 and aims to produce commercial-ready applications across the industry in the short-term.“This JDP…

25 Jan 2021

Kongsberg Tech for China-built Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Unit

Credit: Kongsberg Maritime

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has signed a Letter of Intent with Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to deliver a large technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit.The offshore installation vessel BT-220IU is to be constructed for the Norway-based company OIM Wind, with an option for another vessel of identical design. The vessel, expected to be delivered in 2022, will be suitable for transporting and installing multiple sets of next- and future-generation wind turbines…

17 Dec 2020

Gunvor Invests in Artemis to Build Zero-emissions Ferries

(Image: Artemis Technologies)

Energy trader Gunvor Group has bought a minority stake in Artemis Technologies to build high-speed ferries capable of carrying up to 350 passengers with zero emissions, the company said on Thursday.The new vessel, called the Artemis eFoiler, will produce savings of up to 90% on fuel compared with traditional diesel ferries. The British firm received a £33 million grant from the British government earlier this year.The hydrofoils will run on batteries recharged by renewable energy sources.

16 Dec 2020

Great Ships of 2020: NYK's Sakura Leader

Photo: NYK

The world’s first Digital Smart Ship (DSS)On October 28, 2020, NYK took delivery of Sakura Leader, a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) capable of navigating oceans with only LNG as the ship’s main fuel. This delivery marks a step toward achieving NYK’s environment management target, which is to reduce CO2 emissions per ton-kilometer of transport by 50% by 2050. The vessel was built at the Shin Kurushima Dockyard of Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.The ship is the first large LNG-fueled PCTC to be built in Japan.

13 Nov 2020

Norwegian Greentech to Supply BWTS for Wison's Fleet

Compact version of Norwegian Greentech’s water treatment system (Image: Norwegian Greentech)

Ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) manufacturer Norwegian Greentech revealed Friday that it has signed an agreement to deliver its systems for shipping company Wilson's fleet of bulk carriers and general cargo vessels.Bergen-headquartered Wilson is Norway's largest shipping company and is among the largest in Europe in its segment, with a fleet currently comprising 120 ships, most of which are owned by the company itself.Norwegian Greentech, part of the Havyard Group, produces BWTS solutions based on filtration and ultraviolet (UV) disinfections.

11 Nov 2020

Wärtsilä to Make CBO Flamengo Brazil's First PSV Fitted with a Battery Pack

mage caption: The operating efficiency of the ‘CBO Flamengo’ will be upgraded with installation of the Wärtsilä Hybrid Solution. © CBO

Brazilian offshore support vessel operator CBO has tasked maritime equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä, based in Finland, to convert one of its offshore vessels to operate with hybrid propulsion. The vessel selected for the upgrade is the 2012-built platform supply vessel CBO Flamengo. According to Wärtsilä, the CBO Flamengo will be the first vessel in Brazil and Latin America to be fitted with a battery pack for hybrid propulsion. This is expected to improve the vessel’s energy consumption…

30 Oct 2020

CMA CGM's Second 23,000 TEU LNG Containership Delivered

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CMA CGM has taken delivery of CMA CGM Champs Elysées, its second 23,000 TEU capacity containership powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).The newbuild, which follows flagship CMA CGM Jacques Saadé delivered in Setember, is part of a series of nine ordered by the French shipping line from CSSC’s shipyard in Shanghai, designed as the world's most efficient ultra large container vessels.LNG fuel, which enables a 99% reduction in sulfur dioxide and fine particle emissions and an 85% reduction in nitrogen dioxide emissions, is a key component of the CMA CGM Group's environmental ambitions.

28 Oct 2020

Meet the World's First Digital Smart Ship, the Japanese Built LNG-Fueled PCTC Sakura Leader

Photo: NYK

The run up to 2050 and dramatic reductions in emissions from ships will, by most expert’s thinking, be an evolution of small steps premised on melding new fuels and digitalization technologies. The recent delivery of the LNG-fueled PCTC Sakura Leader to NYK can be considered a sizable leap in this regard, as the ship has been designated as the world’s first digital smart ship.A Big Step Toward CO2 Reduction TargetsOn October 28, NYK took delivery of Sakura Leader, a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) capable of navigating oceans with only LNG as the ship’s main fuel.

27 Oct 2020

New Design Tool Uses Digital Twin, Real World Enviro Data to ‘Perfect’ Electric Ferry Design

Through a decade of research and development work, including cooperation with Sintef Ocean, Havyard LAB has now arrived at a three-step tool with a digital twin of the ship in a virtual ocean to per-fect the ship's design in order to cut energy consumption, emissions and operating costs. Photo: Havyard

Norway's biggest ferry company has ordered two new ferries from Havyard Design & Solutions, the first to use Havyard LAB's new three-step tool to become safer and more environmentally friendly. Havyard LAB offers a new three-step ship design tool that incorporates a vessel’s digital twin situated in simulated local conditions, a process it believes will result in a ship that is carefully adapted to its work and the waters in which it will be operating, while also cutting energy consumption, emissions and operating costs.

13 Oct 2020

CMA CGM's New LNG Flagship Takes on Record Container Load

CMA CGM Jacques Saade left Singapore carrying a record 20,723 full containers. (Photo: CMA CGM)

The world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containership, CMA CGM Jacques Saade, has set a new world record for the most full containers loaded on a single vessel.On her Monday departure from Singapore, the CMA CGM Group’s new flagship was carrying a record 20,723 full containers, according to French shipping company CMA CGM.After joining CMA CGM’s fleet in September, the new record-breaking containership is now on her maiden voyage on the CMA CGM Group’s French Asia Line (FAL 1), connecting Asia with Europe.

07 Oct 2020

Advanced Ferry Charging Systems for Norwegian Terminals

(Photo: NES)

The electric ferry Suloey is about to dock at the Hareid ferry terminal in Norway following a trip made in headwinds that required high energy usage.“There is a need for proper charging after such a trip,” states the captain of the ferry, which has been fitted with equipment for propulsion, automation and charging by Norwegian Electric Systems (NES).With a simple touch on the charging display, the charging tower on shore connects to the ferry within a few seconds. Close to five million watts of charging power ensures that the batteries on board get recharged.

28 Sep 2020

Maersk Supply Service, Ørsted Working on Offshore Charging Buoy

Credit: Maersk Supply Service

Danish offshore vessel specialist Maersk Supply Service and its compatriot offshore wind developer Ørsted have teamed up to test a prototype offshore charging buoy.The buoy will act as a safe mooring point and a charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with "green" electricity. The prototype buoy has been developed by Maersk Supply Service while Ørsted is responsible for the buoy’s integration with the electrical grid at the offshore wind farm.

22 Sep 2020

World's Largest LNG-fueled Containership Delivered

(Photo: CMA CGM)

The world's largest containership to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) has officially joined the fleet of French container shipping group CMA CGM, during a digital naming ceremony at CSSC’s shipyard in Shanghai.CMA CGM Group’s new flagship, CMA CGM Jacques Saadé, named after the group's founder, is the lead vessel in a series of nine LNG-powered, 23,000 TEU containerships ordered in 2017.Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Group’s chairman and CEO, announced in November 2017 that the vessels would be equipped with LNG-powered engines…

09 Sep 2020

DFDS Outlines Emissions Reduction Plan

(Photo: DFDS)

Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS said it will carry out a mix of minor and major technical upgrades over the next 10 years to reduce emissions by about 45% from 2008 levels. Ultimately, the company intends to become climate neutral by 2050.The company said it will use solutions like hull coatings and decision support systems on board vessels and in the office, as well as major fleet upgrades such as bulb and propeller modifications."The plan is based on careful analysis of how we operate today, and which areas have the greatest potential for improvement.

03 Sep 2020

Partnering on the Digital Ship: Inside Denmark’s ShippingLab

Applying ‘deep learning’ methods for the detection, classification and tracking of ships and buoys during navigation. Photo: DTU

When will the first fully digitized, autonomous and environmentally friendly ship be ready to sail? The answer is uncertain but the Danish Maritime Authority’s ShippingLab project aims to have most of the technical and managerial challenges solved in as little as two years from now. Tom Mulligan reports.Denmark’s ShippingLab project is a three-year initiative that commenced its work in March 2019 with the aim of developing the first fully commercially operational, fully digital, autonomous and environmentally friendly ship.

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