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Amon Maritime Launches New Venture Amon Gas With A Nok 180 Million Investment Grant From Enova To Build Ammonia-Powered MGCs

The grant was awarded at a ceremony hosted by the Norwegian minister of climate and the environment together with ENOVA at DNV HQ at Høvik. “This is a significant milestone towards realizing carbon free transportation systems within the gas carrier segment. Amon Gas will provide the market with low-emission vessels while simultaneously meeting customer demands with innovative solutions.” says André Risholm, CEO Amon Maritime. Amon Gas is targeting a shipbuilding series starting with 2 firm orders of ammonia-powered MGCs with a goal of being in operation by 2028. The vessels ...

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MAN Energy Solutions rejoins SEA-LNG

SEA LNG announced that MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) will rejoin its coalition. As a world-leading provider of flexible and powerful propulsion solutions for LNG marine applications, MAN ES caters to the growing demands of the shipping industry for LNG propulsion and equipment across dual fuel LNG-powered ships, LNG carriers, FRSUs, LNG feeder and bunker vessels, as well as for gas supply infrastructure. All MAN ES technology is fully compatible with net-zero biomethane and e-methane. MAN ES’s technical expertise adds to the technical skills and experience of SEA-LNG members, already ...

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New Monna Lisa Vessel To Cut Tonnes Of CO2 And VOC Emissions By Opting For International® Marine Coatings Solutions

International®, AkzoNobel’s marine coatings brand has today [20th June] announced that a new cable-laying vessel, the Monna Lisa, owned by Prysmian, is to be coated in the Intergard® 7500 primer and Intersmooth® 7465Si antifouling solution. This decision is estimated to reduce the vessel’s carbon emissions (CO2) by 672 tonnes over the dry docking period and lower Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) by more than 11 tonnes during construction. By utilizing Intergard 7500, a high solids universal primer solution, the shipyard can reduce VOC emissions during application and significantly decrease packaging by ...

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ABL to support maritime decarbonisation in the Maldives

Energy and marine consultancy ABL has been appointed by the World Bank to carry out a nation level study on the strategy, regulatory framework and roadmap for decarbonising the maritime sector of the Maldives. Key partners to ABL on this study are, the Maldives Port Limited (MPL), finance consultancy HHX.blue, Arcsilea, and other consultants. The project has been commissioned by the World Bank Group and is aligned with PROBLUE’s objectives to help countries chart a course towards a blue economy approach. PROBLUE is a multi-donor trust fund, housed at the ...

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Funding awarded to realise five hydrogen-powered dry-bulk newbuilds

Norwegian state-owned Enova has awarded NOK 300 million in innovation funding to Maris Fiducia Norway AS, with HAV Hydrogen and Norwegian Hydrogen as subcontractors, to develop, build and operate five hydrogen-powered dry-bulk vessels. The NOK 300 million grant is awarded under Enova’s “hydrogen in vessels”-programme, which aims to contribute to market change by supporting companies that will use hydrogen as fuel in vessels and support the development of zero emission vessel technologies. Maris Fiducia Norway, which is the Norwegian operation of Dutch shipowner Maris Fiducia, will manage and operate the ...

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Frugal Technologies enhances fuel-saving AI with predictive maintenance using real-time data

The marine tech company Frugal Technologies is advancing its class-approved Frugal Propulsion, a cost-, fuel-, and emissions-saving system for large vessels. The solution now also shows temperature, pressure – and vibration deviations, helping engineers and shipowners make smarter decisions. With an artificial intelligence-based control system, Frugal Technologies has helped shipping companies such as Uni-Tankers, Christiania Shipping, and Royal Arctic Line reduce fuel consumption on their ships by up to 15%. Now, Frugal Technologies has released a major software upgrade, allowing shipowners and engineers to better evaluate equipment health and service ...

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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Receives Orders for Japan’s First Methanol-Fueled RORO Cargo Ships

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has received orders from Toyofuji Shipping Co., Ltd. (Aichi Prefecture) and Fukuju Shipping Co., Ltd. Shizuoka Prefecture) for Japan’s first methanol-fueled roll-on/roll-off (RORO) cargo ships(1). The two ships will be built at the Enoura Plant of MHI’s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Yamaguchi Prefecture, with scheduled completion and delivery by the end of fiscal 2027. The ships will be approximately 169.9 meters in overall length and 30.2 meters in breadth, with 15,750 gross tonnage, and loading capacity ...

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Shore power for tankers has a significant potential to reduce in-port emissions

As part of a CEF Study project co-funded by the European Union, Port of Rotterdam, in collaboration with the municipality of Rotterdam and various partners in the port of Rotterdam, is conducting four feasibility studies for shore power. This takes place at four large terminals in the port of Rotterdam; the ECT (Amazonehaven), APMT2 (Amaliahaven), VOPAK (Vlaardingen) and the Cruise terminal (Wilhelminakade). The studies consist of different parts; detailed technical studies, environmental and social cost-benefit studies and preparing tendering and permitting procedures. Feasibility Study for Liquid Bulk is carried out ...

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AI tools key to the ‘urgent action’ needed to meet IMO climate targets

Yarden Gross, CEO and Co-founder of maritime technology start-up Orca AI, champions the rapid – but responsible – deployment of smart, cost-effective digital tools to tackle climate challenges in the shipping industry. Leveraging machine learning and data insights, AI solutions are a vital front line in reducing fuel consumption and emissions. “AI solutions are crucial for squeezing every last drop of efficiency out of the existing fleet amid increasing pressure to decarbonize,” said Gross, responding to the 2024 annual disclosure report released on June 13 by the global transparency initiative ...

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Wärtsilä propulsion solutions expected to deliver 5% fuel savings for International Seaways tankers

Technology group Wärtsilä today announced it will supply its EnergoFlow and EnergoProFin propulsion solutions to four medium range (“MR”) tankers in the International Seaways (NYSE: INSW) fleet. The devices will be used to upgrade the ships’ existing Wärtsilä controllable pitch propeller system resulting in an estimated five percent (5%) in fuel savings. These will be the first Ice Class 1A FS vessels to be fitted with the EnergoFlow solution. The order was booked by Wärtsilä in Q1 2024. By reducing the fuel consumption of these existing MR tankers, INSW will ...

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Nippon Paint Marine’s FASTAR coating wins Environmental Technology Award from Japan Chemical Industry Association

Nippon Paint Marine, a coatings leader for the maritime industry, has announced that FASTAR, its premier antifouling solution has won the Environmental Technology Award during the JCIA’s 56th annual technology awards ceremony. FASTAR, which was recognised for its contribution to reducing fuel consumption and its benefits to marine life and the environment, is the first marine coating to win this prestigious award from the JCIA. The award recognises innovative and outstanding scientific technologies and products that have greatly contributed to the development of the chemical industry, through the creation of ...

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Another deal of historic proportions: A fleet of four Union Maritime tankers to be fitted with Norsepower Rotor Sails™

Norsepower, the leading provider of mechanical sails for large vessels, has closed a new deal with Union Maritime Limited (UML) to equip its fleet of new product tankers with Norsepower Rotor Sails™ (NPRS™). The agreement includes supply contracts for a total of four newbuild ships fitted with rotor sails, to be constructed in China at Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding Ltd. and at Wuhu Shipyard Co. Ltd. A further eight vessels will also be rotor sail ready for easy retrofitting in future. The vessels, designed by Shanghai Odely Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., ...

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ePropulsion Offers Ultimate MFD Compatibility With New Smart Gateway

ePropulsion, a global leader and market innovator in marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced today the ultimate multifunction display (MFD) compatibility with the new ePropulsion Smart Gateway. On the heels of its recent move to bring X Series electric outboard and I-Series electric inboard engine data to external MFD without the need for an additional gateway or interface box, the new Smart Gateway allows owners of ePropulsion Spirits, Navy and Pod motors to seamlessly integrate with external MFDs via NMEA 2000. Nextfour Q Experience displays are the first to ...

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EverLoNG’s second demonstration campaign underway as SSCV Sleipnir sets sail

The SSCV Sleipnir from Heerema Marine Contractors set sail in June 2024 with a very special cargo on board: the EverLoNG ship-based carbon capture (SBCC) prototype. Installation of the unit, developed in the Netherlands by Carbotreat and VDL Carbon Capture, was completed following a recent consortium meeting where project partners gathered on board the vessel to discuss the finer details of the campaign. The objective of the Sleipnir campaign is to test all aspects of the capture and onboard storage system on the LNG (liquefied natural gas)-fuelled vessel. This will ...

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FuelEU maritime regulation – Achieving compliance: banking, borrowing, pooling and paying

While the shipping industry is still coming to terms with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (“EU ETS”) the next decarbonisation initiative, FuelEU Maritime (“FuelEU”), is rapidly sailing into view. FuelEU is part of the EU’s Fit for 55 Package and aims to support decarbonisation in the shipping industry by setting and gradually reducing, emission targets from journeys to/from EEA ports. The scheme targets the greenhouse gas intensity of energy used on a vessel. This is largely determined by the fuel used, with the Regulation rewarding cleaner fuels. FuelEU enters into ...

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