Energy Management Systems News

17 Apr 2020

Finnlines Orders MAN Propulsion Package for New RoRos

Graphical rendering of the new hybrid RoRo (picture courtesy Finnlines/ Knud E. Hansen)

MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply six MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 Tier II-compliant main engines for three 238-meter roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessels intended for operation in the Baltic Sea. The customer is Finnlines PLC., the Finnish shipping company and part of the Grimaldi Group. MAN Energy Solutions’ two-stroke licensee – Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (Engine & Machinery Business Unit) – will build the engines in Korea, while Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China will construct the vessels.

05 Feb 2020

Finnlines Ferry Trio to Go with Wärtsilä

The new Finnlines ferries will feature Wärtsilä’s Hybrid Power Conversion systems. Image: Wärtsilä Corporation

Finnish corporation Wärtsilä will supply its hybrid power conversion system for three new roro ferries being built at the Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China for Finnlines, part of the Italian Grimaldi Group. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in Q4 2019.The hybrid solution, which includes a 5000 kWh energy storage system, will enable these ships to operate with zero emissions while in port, and to meet the Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) Green Plus class notation. They will also…

25 Sep 2018

Kongsberg to Equip New Heavy Lift Crane Vessel

Photo: Kongsberg

Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract worth approximately $13 million to equip a new heavy lift crane vessel for Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) with an innovative technology suite. The vessel, a customized Ulstein Design & Solutions BV design, marks the entry of the Norway-based Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) into the offshore renewables and installation market. Options exist for a further three vessels, but the first is currently under construction by China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) and is scheduled to enter service in 2021.The 216.3m…

23 Aug 2018

Kongsberg to help outfit Awilco Rig

Photo: Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime has been selected by global offshore and marine group Keppel Offshore & Marine to provide an extensive and integrated technology delivery for a new semi-submersible drilling rig ordered by UK-based drilling contractor Awilco Drilling PLC. The contract is valued at around $18 million. Based on the Moss Maritime CS60 ECO MW design, Awilco Drilling’s new rig is designed for harsh environment use, and will be equipped and certified for drilling on the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

17 Aug 2018

Kongsberg to Power Grimaldi’s Nine New RoRos

Image courtesy of Knud E. Hansen

Kongsberg Maritime said it has been awarded contracts with Chinese shipbuilder Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co. to deliver power and hybrid systems to nine Roll on – Roll off (Ro-Ro) vessels ordered by Grimaldi Group, Italy. The contracts are valued at more than NOK 400 million ($47 million) and include an option for three additional vessels increasing the total value to more than NOK 500 Million ($59 million).Due for delivery from 2020, the new vessels will be 238 meters long, with a beam of 34 meters and gross tonnage of 64,000 tons.

22 May 2017

CrowdStrike: Countering Maritime’s ‘Invisible Pirates’

© donvictori0 / Adobe Stock

“Maritime has been described as ‘the next playground for hackers,’” said John Titmus, Director, EMEA - Cybersecurity Strategy Advisor at cyber security specialist CrowdStrike. “It’s an industry revolving around high value assets, moving valuable cargoes, that is transitioning to an increased reliance on digital systems. CrowdStrike, alongside the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), will appear at Nor-Shipping in Oslo to highlight the scale of the risks facing an increasingly digitized shipping industry.

15 Jun 2016

Hybrid Technology for Military and Commercial Vessels

WFSV ‘Seacat Intrepid’ built by Alicat – South Boats IOW. Deck layout includes space for ISO containers.

The marine industry is now recognizing the potential of utilizing hybrid power and innovative propulsion systems. Certain maritime sectors are potentially well suited to hybrid systems. These include ferries, pilot boats and workboats that have relatively consistent duty cycles. For military applications, hybrid systems are relevant for patrol, intercept and autonomous vessel duties. Submarines have utilized batteries and stored energy for many years. Diesel/electric systems have long been in use, but these are not hybrid systems.

01 Feb 2016

Cyber Security In Shipping & Offshore Ops

Sources: DNV The amount of communication options is growing for  shipping and offshore installations. Communication broker solutions  from Maritime Communication Partner (MCP) is shown at left and Inmarsat Plc at right.  GL, MCP, Inmarsat Plc

Global shipping and offshore oil and gas operations are increasingly dependent on integrated networks, based on various software and data transfer solutions. Systems and equipment onboard are interconnected, monitored and controlled through an onboard automation network. Onboard systems are increasingly also connected ashore to the owners’ or technology providers’ control centers. Equipment manufacturers want to remotely upgrade the software of their systems and monitor their use to be able to optimize operations and to scheduled needed maintenance service.

04 Dec 2015

Marorka to Deploy Vessel Performance Solutions

Photo: Marorka

Abu Dhabi's ADNATCO & NGSCO, the shipping arm of ADNOC and its group of companies, has signed an MOU with Marorka, incorporated and registered in Iceland, a leading company in marine energy management, to supply and install ship performance monitoring systems for the ADNATCO & NGSCO fleet. The agreement was signed by Dr. Ali Obaid Al-Yabhouni, CEO of ADNATCO & NGSCO, and by Ole Skatka Jensen, CEO of Marorka, on the side lines of ADIPEC 2015 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

31 Aug 2015

The Hour of Power

65 meter Offshore Supply Vessel with hybrid propulsion system for the Italian Coastguard. (Image credit Siemens AG)

In 2015 two significant developments are going to make many operators, owners and builders of professional vessels consider hybrid marine power. First, the new emissions laws in ports and second, there is now an incentive for high technology manufacturers to invest in developing highly efficient batteries. Hybrid is ‘here and now’ technology that is being utilized by many industries around the world. The marine industry is now recognizng the potential of utilizing hybrid power and innovative propulsion systems for vessels in the sub IMO / sub 24 meter (80 feet) professional sector.

20 Jun 2015

ISO Certification for MOL Ship Management Company

Certificate presentation ceremony in Manila

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., today announced that its group ship management company for dry bulkers, Magsaysay MOL Ship Management, Inc. has acquired certifications from Nihon Kaiji Kyokai, for Energy Management Systems (ISO50001*1) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001*2) on June 18. MMSM’s certifications cover ship management of bulk carriers and other cargo ships, as well as office operations onshore. MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. acquired the same certificates in July 2014, followed by MOL Ship Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and New Asian Shipping Company Ltd.

23 Apr 2015

Five Minutes with Halul Offshore CEO, Vivek Seth

Halul Offshore’s goal is a fleet of 50 boats by mid-2016

Last month Maritime Reporter spent some time with Vivek Seth, CEO, of Qatar-based Halul Offshore  Services Company, for his insights on the impact of low oil prices in the Middle East and beyond. What is your background? I became part of the Milaha family when I joined Halul Offshore in February 2014 as CEO. I am a second generation Marine Engineer. After sailing as a C/E I took my first shore job as Technical superintendent in Hong Kong for more than two years. Subsequently, I got my Masters in Business Administration from UK.

13 Nov 2014

Sulfur Regulations Spur Fuel-saving Technologies

Photo: Ab Nanol Technologies Oy

With many ship owners switching to marine gas oil (MGO) inside designated Emission Control Areas (ECAs) as of January 1, 2015, the cost of fuel could rise by up to 50%, so all measures to reduce fuel consumption are vital. Research and field testing has shown that the latest developments in engine lubrication and unique marine energy management systems can add more than a 15% improvement in fuel efficiency, proving that even the smallest modification at the right time can add up to big savings.

09 Sep 2014

Marorka’s Powerplay

Ole Skatka Jensen

As Ole Skatka Jensen settles into the CEO suite at Marorka, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News catches up with the industry veteran to discuss the future direction of this provider of online shipboard energy management systems. What attracted you to the top spot at Marorka? I have always be attracted to new technologies and being part of MDT development over the almost last 20 years gave me a great opportunity to be in the forefront of new technology development. Marorka has been developing Marorka energy management solutions for the last 12 years…

30 Jul 2014

MOL Ship Management Earns Energy/Enviromental Certifications

Hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace under way

First company to receive ISO50001 certification from Nihon Kaiji Kyokai. MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (MOLSHIP), a core ship management company in the corporate group headed by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), has announced acquisition of certifications from Nihon Kaiji Kyokai (NK; Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda), for Energy Management Systems (ISO50001*1) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001*2). NK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara presented the certificates to MOLSHIP President Furukawa in July 29 ceremony at NK headquarters.

10 Jun 2014

Videotel Propels Industry's Drive for Efficiency

Photo courtesy of Videotel

Ship operators cannot control energy prices, government policies or the global economy, but they can improve the way they manage energy onboard their vessels. Slow steaming, efficient route planning, careful bunkering operations – all combine to reduce both energy cost and consumption. An increasing number of organizations in the shipping industry are committing to ISO 50001, the energy efficiency standard applied to organizations in industries around the world. In recognition of this Videotel is supporting the industry with its new ISO 50001 Energy Management Training Course.

07 Apr 2014

38% Fuel Savings for Hybrid Ferry

Photo: Imtech Marine

When Imtech Marine was asked to supply a hybrid propulsion system to the first ever diesel electric, hybrid seagoing ferries to the Scottish state-owned ferry operator, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. (CMAL) in 2011, fuel savings of around 20% were expected, the company said. Following extensive trials Imtech Marine announced that the actual fuel savings with the innovative hybrid system - consisting of diesel electric in combination with battery technology - were up to 38%. CMAL operates 30 ferries on the west coast of Scotland to 18 islands.

14 Mar 2014

ABB to Supply Energy Management Systems to Spain-Balearics Ferry

Ferry Martin i Soler: Image credit ABB

Power and automation technology group ABB informs it has won an order from Spanish ferry operator Baleària to supply energy management systems for one of its largest vessels. It is expected that the system will improve vessel’s fuel efficiency over 2 per cent. ABB’s advisory software will be installed onboard the ferry Martin i Soler, with an option to extend the project to two further vessels in the Baleària fleet. ABB explain that Baleària operates ferries connecting the four Balearic Islands to mainland Spain, as well as providing daily inter-island sailings.

13 Mar 2014

ABB Energy Management System for Baleària Ferry

Photo: ABB

Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order from Spanish ferry operator Baleària to supply energy management systems for one of its largest vessels. ABB’s advisory software will be installed onboard the ferry Martin i Soler, with an option to extend the project to two further vessels in the Baleària fleet. The package supplied is part of ABB’s energy management solution package EMMA Advisory Suite of software. The EMMA Advisory Suite is a decision-support tool to minimize the overall energy costs for individual vessels and entire fleets.

10 Sep 2013

Unique System Delivers Performance Monitoring to ADNATCO-NGSCO

MT Abu Dhabi III - Afra-max tanker on her median voyage

Unique System FZE, a Unique Maritime Group company and an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, was contracted by ADNATCO-NGSCO to deliver ship performance monitoring solutions that will help to optimize vessel performance and subsequently aim to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. The entire project will be carried out by Unique System FZE, acting as agents for the Iceland based energy management company Marorka ehf. Commissioning and technical…

30 May 2013

Lloyd's Register Committed to Strengthen Position in India

Lloyd's Register, an independent quality and risk assurance firm, highlighted the momentum seen by the company in India. Mark Stokes - Group Communications Director for Lloyd's Register and R.S. Sharma - Chairman shared the overall progress the company has made in India, the advancements in power and energy sectors and the "Water Matters" campaign for water management. Lloyd's Register also underscored its strategy to strengthen its position in the growing Indian power and the energy market. Lloyd's Register's chairman, R.S. Sharma, today shared the progress Lloyd's Register has made in the past six months since he joined as the Chairman. Lloyd's Register intends to double both the revenues and workforce in the country by 2015, reflecting the success of its global business model.

29 Jan 2013

ABS Grants Energy Management Certifications

ABS announced the certification of several maritime industry leaders for adopting energy management systems. Gaslog LNG Services Ltd., Consolidated Marine Management and Goodwood Ship Management Pte Ltd. are among the first organizations to certify their energy management systems using the ABS Guide for Marine Health, Safety, Quality, Environmental and Energy (HSQEEn) Management. These forward-leaning companies are exceeding maritime industry requirements for energy efficiency and establishing systems that will allow them to manage operations that align with increased environmental awareness. This certification recognizes the addition of energy efficiency to these organization’s existing marine management systems.

10 Oct 2012

Clay Maitland Delivers Keynote Address in Stamford, CT

Clay Maitland

SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference kicks off as Maitland weighs in on how best to profitably operate a ship. Here we are, early in the morning, before the coffee has kicked in, and I am tasked with a “keynote speech”. You, in turn, have the job of being suitably inspired by my words of wisdom. So, here is my theme, for the next two days:  we are out to define how to profitably operate a ship. The system, and how to select it, are a big part of the decision. The late Peter Drucker was a famous management guru, who exercised a powerful influence during much of the 20th century.

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