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26 Jan 2020

Alfa Laval Joins 'Getting to Zero Coalition'

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Sweden's Alfa Laval has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, a coordinated effort to fight climate change by introducing zero-emission vessels by the year 2030.Alfa Laval is committed to reaching this vital goal, which is key to decarbonizing the global shipping industry and reaching the International Maritime Organization (IMO) target of cutting vessel-related greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050.The ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ was announced on September 23, 2019…

26 Jan 2020

Alfa Laval Joins 'Getting to Zero Coalition'

Sweden's Alfa Laval has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, a coordinated effort to fight climate change by introducing zero-emission vessels by the year 2030.Alfa Laval is committed to reaching this vital goal, which is key to decarbonizing the global shipping industry and reaching the International Maritime Organization (IMO) target of cutting vessel-related greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050.The ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ was announced on September 23, 2019, at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, and is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action.

17 Jul 2018

Cox Powertrain Announces New Engine Assembly Facility

New assembly facility at Shoreham Airport (Photo: Cox Powertrain)

British engineering firm Cox Powertrain has signed a lease to take over a 28,000 square foot production facility in Cecil Pashley Way, near Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport. The building, currently undergoing renovation, will be the assembly plant for Cox Powertrain’s CXO300 diesel outboard engine which goes into production in Q2 2019.The U.K. engineer currently employs 70 staff and plans to grow its workforce to meet the demand for its new diesel engine, aiming to recruit an additional 78 staff before 2020.

17 Jul 2018

Cox Powertrain Announces New Engine Assembly Facility

British engineering firm Cox Powertrain has signed a lease to take over a 28,000 square foot production facility in Cecil Pashley Way, near Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport. The building, currently undergoing renovation, will be the assembly plant for Cox Powertrain’s CXO300 diesel outboard engine which goes into production in Q2 2019.The U.K. engineer currently employs 70 staff and plans to grow its workforce to meet the demand for its new diesel engine, aiming to recruit an additional 78 staff before 2020. The global distribution channels for the engine are now in place for what will be the world’s highest power density diesel outboard engine and anticipation is running high particularly in Cox’s core target markets in the U.S.

31 Oct 2017

Data Analytics in the Maritime Space

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Ship owners and operators, machinery OEMs and regulatory entities are embracing much needed technological innovation as demand grows in protecting machinery and communications on maritime assets. Cognitive analytics is a game-changing technology that is now more widely available to the maritime sector. This is the latest evolution of data analytics: from the “days of yore” of logging data in a logbook, to sensing data and connecting to a central console, transmitting data ashore and using artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced tools to develop a deep understanding of how machines behave.

31 Oct 2017

Data Analytics in the Maritime Space

Ship owners and operators, machinery OEMs and regulatory entities are embracing much needed technological innovation as demand grows in protecting machinery and communications on maritime assets. Cognitive analytics is a game-changing technology that is now more widely available to the maritime sector. This is the latest evolution of data analytics: from the “days of yore” of logging data in a logbook, to sensing data and connecting to a central console, transmitting data ashore and using artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced tools to develop a deep understanding of how machines behave. These platforms have dramatically expanded the toolbox for fleet managers by creating the most in-depth analysis available in the marketplace.

21 Dec 2016

Innovation in Offshore Transfer of LNG

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The marine and offshore industries are becoming increasingly concerned with questions over the future fuel market, especially given ongoing uncertainty around future emissions regulations and the dates in which they will come into force. Marine owners and operators need to identify viable solutions now to ensure cost effective compliance with regulations and efficient operations in the future. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will play a key role in the future fuel mix. While it is still in the relatively early stages of development…

21 Dec 2016

Innovation in Offshore Transfer of LNG

The marine and offshore industries are becoming increasingly concerned with questions over the future fuel market, especially given ongoing uncertainty around future emissions regulations and the dates in which they will come into force. Marine owners and operators need to identify viable solutions now to ensure cost effective compliance with regulations and efficient operations in the future. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will play a key role in the future fuel mix. While it is still in the relatively early stages of development, new technologies are emerging which will support the LNG industry’s transition into a flexible and economically viable alternative to traditional fossil fuels.

28 Sep 2016

COX Powertrain's 300hp Diesel Outboard

(Photo: Cox Powertrain)

Cox Powertrain will preview its professional outboard motor, the CXO300, at the Workboat Show in New Orleans later this year. Britain's Cox brought together engineers from Formula 1 racing and automotive engine design to develop this new concept diesel engine, providing gasoline outboard performance, with diesel economy and reliability. Cox will display a full sized model of the CXO300, which is a revolutionary opposed-piston, diesel outboard designed specifically for professional marine users.

28 Sep 2016

COX Powertrain's 300hp Diesel Outboard

Cox Powertrain will preview its professional outboard motor, the CXO300, at the Workboat Show in New Orleans later this year. Britain's Cox brought together engineers from Formula 1 racing and automotive engine design to develop this new concept diesel engine, providing gasoline outboard performance, with diesel economy and reliability. Cox will display a full sized model of the CXO300, which is a revolutionary opposed-piston, diesel outboard designed specifically for professional marine users. Delivering 300hp and weighing only 300kg, it is designed for commercial, government and military applications, where performance, durability and fuel efficiency are paramount.

15 Dec 2015

Vistem's Mobile Access Platform for Offshore Sector

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VISTEM, a provider of game-changing technology to the oil and gas industry, has launched an innovative mobile access platform for the offshore sector that is set to bring significant cost, time and safety benefits to clients. The ATEX approved access lift, which reaches a height of 3.5m, is battery and motor free. Powered by a pre-loaded gas spring and gear system, the turning of the simple dead man handle raises and lowers the platform. The lift offers an alternative to traditional podiums and stepladders, which present risks associated with working at height.

15 Dec 2015

Vistem's Mobile Access Platform for Offshore Sector

VISTEM, a provider of game-changing technology to the oil and gas industry, has launched an innovative mobile access platform for the offshore sector that is set to bring significant cost, time and safety benefits to clients. The ATEX approved access lift, which reaches a height of 3.5m, is battery and motor free. Powered by a pre-loaded gas spring and gear system, the turning of the simple dead man handle raises and lowers the platform. The lift offers an alternative to traditional podiums and stepladders, which present risks associated with working at height. Personnel are fully enclosed in the lift prior and during the elevation, which drastically reduces the risk of fall.

04 Jun 2015

Ionada Completes Membrane Scrubber Sea Trials

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Ionada has announced completion of Membrane Scrubber Sea Trials on Bulk Carrier. "The initial results from our successful sea trials exceeded our target performance objectives, with our SO2/CO2 ratio ten times lower than the 0.1% S equivalent regulatory standard. We have completed a major milestone in our commercial development - demonstrating the performance and seaworthiness of our Membrane Scrubber. Ionada offer shipowners a simple solution, an add-on piece of equipment, that can be plugged in-line with their exhaust systems to meet the ECA regulations.

04 Jun 2015

Ionada Completes Membrane Scrubber Sea Trials

Ionada has announced completion of Membrane Scrubber Sea Trials on Bulk Carrier. "The initial results from our successful sea trials exceeded our target performance objectives, with our SO2/CO2 ratio ten times lower than the 0.1% S equivalent regulatory standard. We have completed a major milestone in our commercial development - demonstrating the performance and seaworthiness of our Membrane Scrubber. Ionada offer shipowners a simple solution, an add-on piece of equipment, that can be plugged in-line with their exhaust systems to meet the ECA regulations. Ionada is open and transparent in sharing Sea Trial results, and encourage those interested to contact us to learn more about our testing and obtain a copy of our test reports.", said Edoardo Panziera, Ionada's Founder and CEO.

23 Apr 2015

Seattle to Host Spill Preparedness Conference

The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology will host a spill preparedness conference May 20-21 at the Jackson Federal Building in Seattle. The two-day seminar is an opportunity to discuss the latest in spill-recovery theory and technology. The sessions focus on topics including remote oil sensing technology, sinking oils, software tools and best practices. "In the response business, there is no room for complacency,” said Capt. Robert Pearce, chief of response, Coast Guard 13th District. “Knowing about the latest game-changing technology is important. Opportunities are everywhere. The marine environment that dominates the Pacific Northwest is essential to the high quality of our lives.

23 Apr 2015

Seattle to Host Spill Preparedness Conference

The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology will host a spill preparedness conference May 20-21 at the Jackson Federal Building in Seattle. The two-day seminar is an opportunity to discuss the latest in spill-recovery theory and technology. The sessions focus on topics including remote oil sensing technology, sinking oils, software tools and best practices. "In the response business, there is no room for complacency,” said Capt. Robert Pearce, chief of response, Coast Guard 13th District. “Knowing about the latest game-changing technology is important. Opportunities are everywhere. The marine environment that dominates the Pacific Northwest is essential to the high quality of our lives.

29 Sep 2014

U.S. Maritime Security: The Portunus Concept

(LLNL Photo)

The mission of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is to strengthen United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology. LLNL seeks to enhance the nation’s defense; reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction; and respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Portunus concept embodies each of these objectives by thoughtfully and methodically developing technologies and strategies that address desired improvements in our security strategies.

29 Sep 2014

U.S. Maritime Security: The Portunus Concept

The mission of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is to strengthen United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology. LLNL seeks to enhance the nation’s defense; reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction; and respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Portunus concept embodies each of these objectives by thoughtfully and methodically developing technologies and strategies that address desired improvements in our security strategies. What may be unique about this concept however, is that we would accomplish this objective while enabling the U.S. to be the world leader in efficient goods movement.

18 Feb 2014

The Switch Inks Deal with WE Tech

Image: The Switch

The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generators, motors and frequency converters, received an order from WE Tech Solutions Oy of Vaasa, Finland for four permanent magnet (PM) shaft generators. Coupled together with WE Tech’s WE Drive, these PM shaft generators represent game-changing technology for merchant ships to allow them to significantly cut back on operating costs when powering their onboard electric networks. The deliveries will start later this year.

18 Feb 2014

The Switch Inks Deal with WE Tech

The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generators, motors and frequency converters, received an order from WE Tech Solutions Oy of Vaasa, Finland for four permanent magnet (PM) shaft generators. Coupled together with WE Tech’s WE Drive, these PM shaft generators represent game-changing technology for merchant ships to allow them to significantly cut back on operating costs when powering their onboard electric networks. The deliveries will start later this year. On January 29, 2014, The Switch and WE Tech signed an agreement for the delivery of four direct-drive 1.5 MW PM shaft generators. This strengthens the position…

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