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Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Liu Joins Senior Shipping Figures at Nor-Shipping

Peggy Liu (Photo: Nor-Shipping)

Globally renowned green energy champion Peggy Liu has been announced as the latest speaker for Nor-Shipping 2017. Liu, the Chairperson of Joint US-CHINA Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), is set to join a growing list of key shipping figures at the leading global maritime event week. Together they will deliver fresh perspectives on the challenges, opportunities and future evolution of the industry worldwide. Liu is a well-known figure throughout the business, political and media landscapes.

Feds to Offer 122K Acres Offshore NC for Wind

South Carolina Call Areas.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, North Carolina will be offered in a commercial wind lease sale on March 16, 2017. “Today’s announcement demonstrates how our collaborative efforts with Federal, state and local partners over the past eight years have built a foundation to harness the enormous potential of offshore wind energy,” said Secretary Jewell. The Kitty Hawk lease sale is the latest effort in the Obama Administration’s renewable energy program at the U.S.

Interview: John Canada, President, Ocean5 Naval Architects

Image Courtesy Ocean 5 Naval Architects.

John Canada founded Ocean 5 Naval Architects in 2007, arguably the worst time in history to start a maritime company as the industry was just entering the worst downturn in a generation. But more than 10 years later, and with the industry still in recover mode, Canada and his company are still standing. Ocean5 has become synonymous with sportfish, luxury, performance and composite high speed small craft naval architecture, and the company’s international presence is founded on patrol craft…

Shell Bolsters Offshore Wind Interests with Bid in U.S. Tender

Royal Dutch Shell has been shortlisted by the U.S. government to make a bid for an offshore wind project licence in the waters off North Carolina, as it comes under pressure from shareholders to diversify into green energy. Shell, as well as Norway's Statoil, qualified to participate in the upcoming leasing round offshore Kitty Hawk, the U.S. interior ministry said on Tuesday. The lease award is set for March 16. Shell's core business of producing oil and gas is reeling after more than two years of weak prices. The company has limited experience in building offshore wind farms but last month won a bid to build a 700-megawatt offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, together with more experienced partners.

ESVAGT Orders Two SOVs from Havyard

ESVAGT to provide two Service Operation Vessels, in the new 831L design for MHI Vestas. Photo: ESVAGT

Danish shipowner ESVAGT and offshore wind farm developer MHI Vestas have sealed long-term contracts for the delivery of two new service operation vessels (SOVs) for separate wind farms off the Netherlands and the U.K.The wind farm service vessels will work the fields Borssele 3-4, located 22 km off the coast of Zeeland in the Netherlands, and Triton Knoll, which is 33 km off the coast of Lincolnshire in England, which together will produce 1,600 MW green energy from 2021. An option for an additional SOV for servicing the farm Moray East off the U.K. is also included.

Hyundai Hit by $100mln Addl Tax Bill

Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries

South Korea’s shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has been hit by another hurdle as it faces KRW 120 billion (USD 100.5 million) in taxes, Yonhap news agency informed. HHI has been notified by the country’s tax authorities of the additional tax imposition and the shipyard is considering to file for a review of the matter. The move comes as the South Korean shipyard struggles to extricate from debt after suffering massive losses for a second consecutive year on increased costs and an industry-wide slump.

Indian Ports Initiatives to Cleanliness

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Photo: PIB

For the first time ever, the twelve major ports under the Ministry of Shipping of India have been ranked on sanitation parameters, based on the efforts undertaken by them to counter waste generating sources with respect to port operation, office area, township area and the response to incoming ships. The assessment methodology included official interview, direct observation by the designated team from Quality Council of India and stakeholder’s interaction. The exercise was undertaken during the ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ (Clean Fortnight) observed from the 16th to 31st of March 2017.

Liebherr Offshore Cranes Accessing New Markets

Design layout of the new Liebherr HLC 295000 mounted on Deme’s next generation offshore installation vessel Orion. (Image: Liebherr)

Liebherr’s maritime manufacturing plant in Rostock has been awarded the contract to supply the heavy-lift crane for the Orion, a new wind farm installation and platform decommissioning vessel ordered by DEME from COSCO (QiDong) Offshore, a subsidiary of COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry. The crane is rated at 3,000 metric tons at more than 50 meters, with a lifting height in excess of 170 meters and a designation of HLC (Heavy-Lift Crane) 295000. Delivery will be spring 2019. Gordon Clark…

Innovators and Record-breakers Headline Marine Power Conference

‘Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion’ is a fast moving networking event that focuses on viable solutions for vessels of all sizes. More than 20 expert speakers will highlight a range of unique opportunities. The program covers three phases; ‘Here and Now Technology’ - considers how the U.K. and global marine industry can utilize the latest engineering. ‘Next Generation Systems’ - are within a few years of commercial release. ‘Innovation and Future Possibilities’ - are pushing the boundaries far and wide. The event is being held at the Grand Harbour, Southampton from April 26-28, 2016.

High Performance Marine Batteries & Stored Energy Workshop

The High Performance Marine Batteries & Stored Energy Workshop set for April 28, 2016 in Southampton will bring together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to highlight the potential use of high performance marine battery systems and stored energy. The objective is to identify a range of genuine solutions for workboats, pilot boats, wind farm support vessels, survey vessels, scientific research craft, fishing vessels, superyachts, military craft and unmanned vessels.

A2SEA Wins Hornsea One Contract

Offshore installation vessel SEA INSTALLER. Photo: A2SEA

From spring 2019, A2SEA will play a key role in building the world’s largest ever offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project One for DONG Energy. Capacity will be 1.2GW. A2SEA will deploy its purpose-built offshore installation vessel Sea Installer to install a part of the 174 Siemens 7MW turbines. ”It is a great pleasure and with pride that we can inform that A2SEA has signed a contract to in-stall turbines at what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project One," says Jens Frederik Hansen, CEO at A2SEA.

Offshore Wind to Compete with Fossil Fuels -DONG CEO

Henrik Poulsen (Photo: DONG Energy)

DONG Energy's Chief Executive Henrik Poulsen said renewable energy like wind will be produced at a lower cost in the future. "I have no doubt that costs of offshore wind and solar energy over time will come down and be at same level as fossil fuels," Poulsen  said. "Our vision is that green energy will be cheaper than conventional energy. "Five years ago the price for producing one megawatt was about 160 euros. "It is our clear impression the green transition has a pretty strong momentum among.

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.

Extension and Enhancement to the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative

Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

The Maritime Singapore Green Initiative (MSGI), launched by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in 2011, has received strong support from the maritime industry. The Green Ship Programme (GSP), a voluntary programme under MSGI sees more than 50% of qualifying ships exceeded the current Energy Efficiency Design Index frame required by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Green Port Programme (GPP), another voluntary scheme under MSGI targeting at ships calling at the Port of Singapore, has also achieved considerable success.

Dong Energy Changes Name to Orsted

Photo: DONG Energy A/S

Following the profound strategic transformation from black to green energy and the recent divestment of the upstream oil and gas production, the name DONG Energy does not fit the company anymore. Consequently, DONG Energy has today called an Extraordinary General Meeting to ask the shareholders of the company to approve a change of the company name to Ørsted. Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, says: “DONG was originally short for Danish Oil and Natural Gas.

Wärtsilä's Presents "Visions of Future Shipping' at SMM

LIITOS-Working together

Wärtsilä has set out its visions for the future of the shipping industry. The work on future visions has been prompted by the inevitable effect that growing global energy demand and increasingly stringent environmental legislation to combat climate change will have on the shipping sector. Additionally, Wärtsilä assesses various emerging trends, such as sharing economies, new business models enabled by the new digital universe, the huge growth in energy storage capacity, and new affordable 'green' energy sources, since they represent both challenges and opportunities for the future of shipping.

NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion Conference

The NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion Conference is being held at the Grand Harbour, Southampton on April 18 and 19, 2018. All sectors are invited to participate in this unique event that focuses on viable solutions for sub IMO / sub 24 meter vessels. As most new power and propulsion technology is proving to be scalable this knowledge is becoming increasingly relevant to vessels of all sizes. Conference organizer, John Haynes, said, “It is clear that emerging technologies including the use of electric drives linked to lithium-ion batteries…

Windea La Cour Goes to Work

Photo: Ulstein Group

Two years on from the launch of the Ulstein Group’s X-STERN design at the ONS 2014 maritime exhibition in Stavanger, the first vessel to feature the innovative hull line has entered service at the Gemini offshore wind farm. The newly built Windea La Cour incorporates the X-STERN: a pointed stern instead of a conventional transom stern, offering increased comfort and flexibility due to reduced vibrations and slamming, according to Ulstein. These are key assets for the Norwegian-designed and -built vessel…

Indian Lighthouses To Be Solarized by December

Photo: Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships

The Directorate General of Lighthouse & Lightships (DGLL), a subordinate organization under the Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India is presently maintaining 193 Lighthouses which provide aids to marine navigation to the mariners transiting in coastal waters of India. Most of these Lighthouses were operating on the conventional source of energy i.e. Electricity and Diesel Generators which consume fossil fuel and emit high amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) thus increasing greenhouse effect and causing air pollution.

Experts to Highlight Viable Power and Propulsion Solutions

Automotive manufacturers including Tesla and BMW are redefining the energy possibilities for land transport. Hybrid systems are now commercially available and operating successfully in fleets around the world. Tenders for hybrid vessels are coming out with increasing frequency as historic and high profile European maritime cities including London, Paris and Amsterdam aim to reduce emissions. NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion conference is being held in Southampton, U.K. on  April 18 and 19, 2018. All sectors are invited to participate in this unique event.

HHLA’s Container Transporters Run on Green Energy

Hamburg’s Minister of Environment and Energy Jens Kerstan officially submits the funding certificate to Angela Titzrath, Chairwoman of HHLA’s Executive Board © HHM / Annette Krüger

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) increases efforts to improve the city’s air quality. Container transporters powered by lithium-ion batteries will move the containers at HHLA Container Terminal Alternwerder (CTA) between ships and the yard in future. The use of green energy prevents any CO2, nitric oxide or particulate matter from being emitted and the vehicles are also three times more efficient than their diesel-powered predecessors. Another benefit is that during their time at the charging station…

First US Offshore Wind Farm Powers Up

The Block Island Wind Farm has begun commercial operations, becoming the first wind farm to deliver energy to the American power grid (Photo: Deepwater Wind)

Power developer Deepwater Wind said its Block Island Wind Farm has begun delivering electricity into the New England region’s grid, becoming the United States’ first commercially active offshore wind farm. The energy produced from the Block Island Wind Farm is linked to the New England grid via Block Island and mainland Rhode Island by National Grid’s new sea2shore submarine transmission cable system. The milestone concludes the two-year offshore installation of the wind farm, which Deepwater Wind said was completed on-time and on-budget with the help of more than 300 local workers.

Under the Sea: A Roadmap for Renewable Energy

© Fokke / Adobe Stock

Thanks to increasing levels of debt financing for climate-aligned projects, wind-generated power has become one of the fastest-growing green industries. Jessica Williams, an Infrastructure Analyst at S&P Global Ratings, considers the submarine technologies that are making this progress possible.Renewable energy is making an increasing contribution to the electrical grid. By the end of 2016, “green energy” sources accounted for almost a quarter of the world’s electricity supply, according to REN21.

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