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Working together to provide Damen’s Green Solutions

Bringing together the experience and knowledge of two Damen companies is the close cooperation between Damen Green Solutions and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC). The two companies combine their specific skill sets to offer ship owners a smoother transition towards compliance with new environmental regulations and cleaner sailing. Regarding the subjects of Ballast Water Management, exhaust after treatment systems, LNG conversions and also other, more traditional, methods of cleaner shipping, the synergy between Damen Green Solutions and DSC provides ship owners and operators the very realistic benefits of proven project ...

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Scrubbers is cheapest way to comply with IMO cap: BP

Exhaust cleaning scrubbers will be the cheapest way for larger ships to comply with the 2020 International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) 0.5pc sulphur cap on marine fuels, according to BP. Heavy fuel oil (HFO) is set to fall sharply in price when the cap comes into force in 2020, while the price of low-sulphur fuels will dramatically rise, BP Marine fuels supply and trading manager Justin Longhurst said today at the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) forum in London. And the use of exhaust gas cleaning technology, known as scrubbers, will ...

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Fincantieri taps TMC for Virgin Voyages ships’ compressors

International compressor supplier TMC Compressors (TMC) has won a contract from Fincantieri to supply an environmentally friendly compressed air system to the first of three cruise ships the Italian shipbuilder is building for Virgin Voyages. Virgin Voyages, the new cruise ship business from Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, is on a mission to create the world’s most irresistible cruise line and is committed to ‘changing business for good’. They have a stated goal to work with partners that share their passion for creating a better world and reducing business impact ...

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MAN Cryo to Supply Fuel Gas Supply Systems for LNG-Powered Norwegian Ferries

MAN Cryo, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s marine-LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer, has signed a contract with the Vard Shipyard Group in Norway to deliver a fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) to two ferries for shipowner and ferry operator, Torghatten Nord. Each ferry will be equipped with a gas-electric, hybrid-propulsion system that features optional fast-charging from shore. Major efforts have been put into the design to deliver an energy-efficient propulsion and hull shape that offer a state-of-the-art environmental performance, comfort and reliability. The ferries are designed by Multi-Maritime, a Norwegian ship designer with extensive ...

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DNV GL wins DAkkS accreditation as EU MRV verifier

Classification society DNV GL has gained the accreditation from German accreditation body DAkkS to verify compliance with the EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) regulation. The regulation, part of the EU’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, requires operators to monitor and report on CO2 emissions based on ship fuel consumption. It applies to all merchant ships of 5,000 GT or above calling at EU (and EFTA) ports. “DNV GL has followed the development of the MRV regime since its infancy, and we have tried to support regulators to ...

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Switch to Cleaner Fuels Could Lower Risk for Arctic Shipping: Report

A report published today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Alternatives to heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic: Economic and environmental tradeoffs finds that using heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping creates such great risks compared to the cost of moving to safer fuels, that transitioning to these safer fuels is the only rational action for Arctic ship operators. The report, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, a member of the Clean Arctic Alliance, finds that the Arctic shipping fleet would achieve significant financial and environmental benefits ...

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Corvus Energy to Deliver Battery Solutions to Cut Emissions in Chinese Ports

Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it will provide Orca Energy lithium-ion energy storage systems (ESS) for four hybrid rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) for CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering (CCCCSEE). The RTGs are the first of many cranes at the Chinese Port of Changshu to undergo a diesel to battery hybrid conversion using a Corvus Orca ESS. Corvus Energy will supply its latest generation ESS, Orca Energy, for the retrofit of four RTGs that will be converted to battery hybrid-electric cranes by integrator CCCCSEE. Unlike conventional diesel electric port cranes, ...

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1000 vessels already protected with AkzoNobel’s sustainable coatings

AkzoNobel’s ongoing efforts to make shipping more sustainable reached another landmark recently with the 1,000th application of Intersleek 1100SR, the biocide-free fouling control coating, part of the International® range. The milestone was achieved with the Al Gattara LNG (liquefied natural gas) tanker operated by Nakilat Shipping Qatar Ltd. Delivering outstanding macro and micro fouling control with improved static resistance, even in warm waters, the product enables vessels to reduce drag and achieve fuel efficiency and emissions savings of 9% on average. Moreover, ship owners and operators that upgrade from a ...

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SCF Group chooses WinGD’s X-DF technology for the first ever gas-powered Aframax tanker

Extending the benefits of its dual-fuel technology beyond LNG carriers with a world premiere, Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has announced that its low-speed dual-fuel engines with X-DF low-pressure gas admission will propel the first ever gas-fuelled Aframax crude oil tankers. Under a contract signed in March 2017, SCF Group, Russia’s largest shipping company, has chosen seven-cylinder, 62 cm bore type 7X62DF engines from WinGD’s X-generation to propel a series of four LNG-fuelled Aframax-class tankers. The ships will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of South Korea at its ...

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Flexible and Modular “Natural gas operating fleet” concept receives Approval in Principle

The technology group Wärtsilä and COSCO shipping Heavy Industry Co (CHI) have announced the joint development of a natural gas operating fleet concept, and this design has now obtained Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate. The development project was carried out under the terms of a memorandum of understanding cooperation signed in June 2016 between the three companies. The aim of the concept is to offer global operators a more efficient and economical fleet design that meets current and anticipated environmental requirements according to the classification rules. The ...

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Verifavia Shipping First Global Eu Mrv Verifier To Earn Dual Accreditation

Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), today announced that it has received a second accreditation by France’s national accreditation body Cofrac as a global EU monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) verifier. This makes Verifavia the first globally accredited verifier to receive dual accreditation under ISO 14065 standard and regulation 757/2015. This new accreditation by Cofrac follows Verifavia’s recent announcement that it received full EU MRV accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), enabling the company to assess or verify any ship ...

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Navios selects DuPont / BELCO as preferred supplier of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

Navios ShipManagement Inc., a member of Navios Group, has issued Belco Technologies Corporation (BELCO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DuPont, with a letter of intent endorsing BELCO as the preferred supplier of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for its vessels. The letter of intent also confirms that Navios and BELCO will carry out a joint feasibility study and techno-economic analysis of marine scrubbing units for retrofitting or new build installation on a variety of vessels, from bulk carriers to containers and tankers. The planned feasibility study will examine the viability of ...

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Alfa Laval Performance Agreement with Finnlines ensures PureSOx reliability

Leading Finnish shipping operator Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, has placed a service order with Alfa Laval to optimize the performance of its existing Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber systems. The Performance Agreement was tailored for Finnlines using the Alfa Laval 360° Service Portfolio, a structured selection of well-defined service offerings. The Alfa Laval Performance Agreement with Finnlines covers PureSOx systems installed on board seven RoRo vessels: Finnpulp, Finnmill, Finnhawk, Finnkraft, Finncarrier, Finnmaster and Finnmerchant. The ships are part of the Finnlines fleet operating in the Baltic Sea, where strict ...

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Corvus Energy signs long-term service agreement for world’s largest hybrid ferry fleet

Corvus Energy has been awarded a long-term contract to provide service & maintenance to Scandlines hybrid ferry fleet Richmond, B.C – April 10, 2016 – Corvus Energy has been awarded a 10-year long-term service and maintenance agreement for the entire Scandlines hybrid ferry fleet. The comprehensive multi-year contract includes both traditional service & maintenance of the fleets’ energy storage systems, plus Corvus’ remote condition-based monitoring service, Watchman(TM). Demonstrating their unequalled leadership in environmental sustainability, Scandlines was the first ferry operator to build and operate large ROPAX (roll-on/off passenger) hybrid ferries ...

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Port of Yokohama Introduces Environmentally Friendly Ship Incentive

The Port of Yokohama has officially announced that they are now an incentive provider for environmentally friendly ships. The Japanese Port joins many others such as the Kitakyushu Port (Tobata LNG and Hibiki LNG) and the Port of Nagoya (including Chita LNG Terminal) in providing incentives for Green Award Ships. Since 1 April 2017, all types of ESI over 30 points or Green Award certified ships are entitled to a 15% discount on the port dues. To apply this environmentally friendly incentive, ships are required to submit an application and ...

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