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Sembcorp Marine signs MOU with De Nora for the supply of BALPURE® system on ballast water technology retrofits

De Nora, a market leading supplier of electrochlorination equipment, today announced the signing of an MOU with Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine on the supply and installation of De Nora BALPURE® ballast water treatment systems at its yards. The relationship between De Nora and Sembcorp also enables BALPURE® system to be made available through a turnkey offering from the yard which includes project management, vessel survey, integration design engineering, ballast water management system equipment selection, and retrofit installation services. Sembcorp Marine will supply and be a trained installation partner for the patented ...

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Ready for the 2020 sulphur cap?: New LUKOIL Marine Cylinder Oil NAVIGO MCL Extra approved by MAN and WinGD

There is a big change in fuels ahead of us and the fuel suppliers are busy looking into several options. However, regardless of whether de-sulphurisation, MGO or distillate blends or any predominantly hydrocarbon blend with a maximum of 0.5% sulphur content or a 0.1% limit in ECA – “We are ready.” says Stefan Claussen, Technical and Marketing Director of LUKOIL Marine Lubricants. In order to offer the best possible lubricant solutions in the years leading up to 2020 and beyond, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants launched NAVIGO MCL Extra, a 40 BN ...

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‘GoodShipping Program’ hands cargo owners control of their carbon footprint

A new ground-breaking initiative will hand cargo owners the opportunity to control and greatly reduce the carbon footprint of their ocean freight. The ‘GoodShipping Program’ enables ocean cargo owners with a quick, transparent and convenient way to reduce their carbon footprint – from the industry itself, and not from alternative mitigation schemes – by driving ‘purchasing’ biofuel in an initiative that is designed to accelerate low-carbon fuels in the marine fuel mix. The ‘GoodShipping Program’ comes at a pivotal moment for an industry that has always been regarded as environmentally ...

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LNG Emerging as Marine Fuel

The main fuel for ships changed from coal to petroleum such as heavy fuel oil (HFO) 100 years ago. Now, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is rapidly emerging as their next main fuel. This is related to international efforts for pollutant reduction. In 2012, the International Maritime Organization designated certain sea areas like the Baltic Sea and the North Sea as emission control areas so that conventional fuels cannot be used there. Low-sulfur oil, marine diesel oil and gasoline can be used as alternative fuels, but these have their own limitations ...

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Koch Supply & Trading, JOVO, MISC, Teekay Marine Solutions Sign Pioneering Deal in LNG Ship-to-Ship Transfer

Providing another example of its innovative solutions within a developing LNG market, Koch Supply & Trading (KS&T) today announced the completion of the first of multiple and regular ship-to-ship (STS) LNG transfers with private Chinese company JOVO and Malaysian ship owner MISC. The agreement is the first of its kind for KS&T, JOVO and MISC and is the first LNG STS transfer in the Philippines. With LNG STS transfers traditionally serving more of an operational role, this project represents a key commercial milestone as a recurring STS transfer demonstrates the ...

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World’s First LPG-Fueled Ferry Design Using GE Gas Turbine Completes HAZID Meetings: Complies with Safety and Emissions Regulations; Lower Life Cycle Costs

GE’s Marine Solutions reports that the world’s first Liquid Propane Gas (LPG)-fueled ferry design to use GE’s COmbined Gas turbine Electric and Steam (COGES) system has successfully completed Hazard Identification (HAZID) meetings. The consortium of Youngsung Global, DINTEC, Korea LPG Industry Association, GE’s Marine Solutions and Far East Ship Design & Engineering Co. (FESDEC) signed a multilateral memorandum of understanding in November 2016 to cooperate on this unique ferry design. “Bureau Veritas, a world-leading classification society with a large and recognized expertise and experience in gas fueled ships, chaired the ...

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Ultra-modern 5,800 cbm LNG bunker vessel Coralius named in ceremony

Coralius, the first European built LNG bunker and distribution vessel was named Monday 22 May by Johanna Lamminen, Chair of the Board of Skangas and Chief Executive Officer of Gasum. The vessel was commissioned by owners Anthony Veder and Sirius Shipping in 2015 and was built by Royal Bodewes. This new vessel will offer LNG bunkering services for Skangas, a subsidiary of Gasum, mainly operating in the North Sea, the Skagerak area and the Baltic Sea. This way Skangas will serve customers’ better in all harbours in Nordic countries. The ...

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MOL Sets Sights on Construction of LNG-fueled Tugboat- 1st LNG Fueled Tugboat in Osaka Bay, Promoting “ISHIN NEXT”

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the company’s decision to build an LNG-fueled tugboat. The new tugboat, the first LNG-fueled tug in Japan, will conform to the IGF code (*1) issued in January of this year and is subject to be examined by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. MOL will own the tugboat, slated for construction at Kanagawa Dockyard Co., Ltd. (President: Takehito Ikoma, headquarters: Hyogo-ku, Kobe). Yanmar Co., Ltd. (President: Takehito Yamaoka, headquarters: Kita-ku, Osaka) will supply LNG-fueled engines. Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (President: Takehiro Honjo, headquarters: ...

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Poseidon Med II event in Patras highlights the benefits of LNG as fuel and its prospects for sustainable development in Western Greece

The benefits of the use of LNG as a safe and eco-friendly fuel for the local community of Patras, was the core of the discussion during the Poseidon Med II event which took place at Port of Patras on 19th June 2017. The event was co-organised by Patras Port Authority, which is one of the participating ports in the project, within the European co-funded Poseidon Med II project. The event gathered together representatives from the Municipality of Patras and local stakeholders from social and industry sectors. The scope of the ...

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LNG bunkering set to fuel a favourable future in Asia

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering market in Asia is gearing up for growth in the next two to three years. This is largely due to the implementation of stricter environmental regulations across the globe to improve the emissions performance of shipping companies. In particular, the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) 2020 deadline for a fuel sulphur cap of 0.5 per cent means there is growing impetus for the industry to resolve the structural and commercial obstacles that have been hindering the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. Although ...

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Dual-Fuel ME-GIE Successfully Runs on Ethane

The world’s first ME-GIE (-Gas Injection Ethane) two-stroke engine has successfully passed gas trials on board the ‘Gaschem Beluga’, an LEG (liquefied ethylene gas) carrier, while sailing between Houston and the Bahamas. The Mitsui-MAN B&W 7G50ME-C9.5-GIE unit is the first in a series of two engines acting as main propulsion for two such LEG carriers of 36,000 m3 ordered by Hartmann Reederei of Germany and Ocean Yield of Norway, and constructed at Sinopacific Offshore Engineering (SOE) in China. MAN Diesel & Turbo personnel monitored proceedings aboard the vessel and reported ...

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Wärtsilä scrubber system to clean new Korean ferry’s exhaust

The new Korean ferry being built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard will be equipped with a Wärtsilä exhaust gas cleaning system. Technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply its exhaust gas cleaning system for a new Korean ferry being built for Weidong Ferry at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. This is the first Wärtsilä scrubber system to be installed where the shipyard, the owners, and the vessel’s operational area are all in Korea. The contract with Wärtsilä was booked in January 2017. Wärtsilä will supply a system consisting of two ...

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ICS Commits Shipping to Ambitious CO2 Reduction Objectives

At its AGM in Istanbul, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) agreed to urge the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt some dramatic CO2 reduction objectives – on behalf of the international shipping sector as a whole – in order to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement on climate change. In a submission to IMO Member States, being made in conjunction with other shipping organisations, ICS will propose that IMO should adopt three Aspirational Objectives: • To maintain international shipping’s annual total CO2 emissions below 2008 levels • To ...

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Designers should not treat water treatment as an afterthought

“Wastewater management presents a challenging dilemma that if not addressed in the design stages can impact a vessel’s operational flexibility,” ACO Marine’s managing director Mark Beavis told delegates yesterday (Wednesday) at a Royal Institution of Naval Architects conference. Providing an overview of the technical challenges faced when designing and building systems for prestigious projects, such as mega yachts, offshore and naval vessels, Mr Beavis said that while water treatment is a ‘mission critical’ component to operations, it is, in reality, “an afterthought” for naval architects involved in the design and ...

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World Shipping Council submits proposal to IMO for greenhouse gas strategy

At MEPC 70, the Committee agreed to develop a comprehensive GHG strategy with a view to agreeing on an initial GHG strategy in 2018. The initial strategy would be subject to further development and refinement after analysis of data collected through the recently adopted IMO Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Database (SFOCD). To support development of the Organization’s GHG strategy, the co-sponsors propose: 1) a set of ambitious objectives to be included in the GHG strategy, 2) establishment of a maritime research and development programme to develop new technologies to significantly ...

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