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Hansa Tankers Partners with StormGeo for Improved Environmental Performance

The Norwegian pool operator Hansa Tankers announced its partnership with StormGeo, a leading provider of weather intelligence and decision-support solutions for the shipping industry and part of Alfa Laval, to roll out the fleet performance management software s-Insight to all vessels in its pool. Hansa Tankers is a leading pool operator of stainless-steel tonnage. Founded in 2010, the company’s pool has grown from an initial three vessels to more than 50 chemical tanker vessels ranging in size from 19,000 to 33,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT). Having a high focus on sustainability, ...

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Korean Shipbuilders Developing Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ships

South Korean shipbuilders are accelerating the development of hydrogen fuel cell ships, which are driven by fuel cell-based electricity instead of internal combustion engines. A marine fuel cell developed by Samsung Heavy Industries and Bloom Energy is in the process of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) type approval certification. Ships can be equipped with it once they pass the stage. In June 2020, the two companies began to co-develop the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) for use in ships. One year later, they came up with the world’s first SOFC-based ...

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DNV urges cross-industry collaboration to help overcome “ultimate hurdle” of fuel availability in its latest decarbonization report

A key component of DNV’s Energy Transition Outlook (ETO) suite of reports, the 84-page forecast is the sixth edition of its kind. This year’s publication considers the comprehensive production, distribution and bunkering infrastructures required to enable the maritime industry’s shift to carbon-neutral fuels. The report also presents an updated outlook on regulations, drivers, future technologies, and costs for decarbonizing shipping. It models two different decarbonization pathways: ‘Current IMO ambitions to 2050’ and ‘Full Decarbonization by 2050’. DNV’s modelling points to a diverse future energy-mix comprising both fossil and carbon-neutral fuels, ...

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StormGeo Announces Carbon Footprint Dashboard to Streamline Decarbonization Reporting

StormGeo, a leading provider of weather intelligence and decision-support solutions for the shipping industry and part of Alfa Laval, will release a new Carbon Footprint Dashboard to help its customers reduce carbon emissions more effectively. The new dashboard will be the third decarbonization solution released by StormGeo in 2022. Single Source of Truth Specifically designed for energy efficiency and decarbonization managers but available to all s-Insight users, StormGeo’s Carbon Footprint Dashboard compiles all relevant data in one place to monitor decarbonization metrics, set carbon intensity targets, and streamline regulatory reporting ...

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Water Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearings Found To Reduce Fuel Consumption

Peer-reviewed research by Thordon Bearings into the hydrodynamic lubrication efficiency of a ship’s propeller shaft bearing has found that the use of seawater-lubricated elastomeric polymer bearings reduces fuel consumption. The environmental and financial benefits of adopting a seawater-lubricated propeller shaft system are well documented, but this is the first indication that the arrangement reduces hydrodynamic resistance enough to improve fuel consumption, compared to a conventional oil-lubricated bearing arrangement. The ground-breaking research is based on new methodology for calculating the performance of seawater-lubricated bearings, which, until now, has been based on ...

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Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre receives approval for testing with ammonia

Authorities have granted approval for testing with ammonia at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre. When installation of the testing setup is completed by the end of 2022, the centre will be able to work with all fuels in consideration as the marine industry decarbonizes. Supporting the entire fuel transition Alfa Laval will serve marine customers at all stages of their decarbonization journey, no matter which fuels they choose. As part of that strategy, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre will soon begin testing with ammonia. Just as ...

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Berg Propulsion delivers EEXI performance control for Danish shipping company Uni-Tankers

Uni-Tankers has confirmed that installing a new control system from Berg Propulsion has been pivotal in achieving a remarkable 15-17% efficiency gain on board two existing ships, in a retrofit project that has significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions. The efficiency gains reflect the installation of Berg’s MPC800 control systems and an upgrade of main engines on board the chemical tankers Anhout Swan and Lessow Swan to run in variable rpm mode. International Maritime Organization targets envisage a 40% reduction in greenhouse gasses from ships by 2030. Next year, owners ...

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KR Approval for New Samsung Heavy Industries Ammonia-Ready VLGC Design

Approval in Principle (AIP) was given by the international classification society Korean Register (KR) for the design of a new ammonia-fuel ready vessel on 5 September. The Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) will be capable of using ammonia as a fuel as well as carrying it as bulk cargo. Jointly developed by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and KR, the new design represents a significant step forward in the expansion of an international supply chain for the clean fuel. Ammonia is a stable, cost-effective and clean energy source but can cause ...

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Høglund to deliver integrated automation, FGSS, hybrid-electric and digital systems for Utkilen chemical tanker newbuildings

Høglund Marine Solutions will deliver a complete integrated solution featuring automation and power management, hybrid-electric, digital and fuel gas supply systems (FGSS) to power four newbuild vessels for Utkilen, the Norway-based chemical tankers operator. The vessels will be built at Icdas in Turkey, and delivered from 2024 onwards. Each ship, set to operate in the Baltics and the North Sea, will have state-of-the-art multifuel engines, optimised hull shape and battery and shore power connections as part of Utkilen’s strategy to meet ambitious decarbonisation goals. The hybrid-electric components for the vessels ...

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LR awards HHI Design Approval for world’s first 40,000cbm LCO2 carrier

LR has awarded Design Approval to South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the development of the world’s first 40,000m3 liquefied carbon dioxide carrier. At 239 metres long and 30 metres wide, the LCO2 carrier design will be the largest in its class. The vessel will be equipped with seven IMO Type C cargo tank that use an innovative new steel design, allows tanks to be constructed with lighter scantling whilst remaining structural integrity. The material advancement has allowed HHI to design the carrier with a total capacity of ...

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Development of the -state-of-the-art Binary Power Generation System

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME) has developed the-state-of-the-art binary power generation system based on Organic Rankine Cycle technology (WHR-ORC system)(*1) mainly for waste heat recovery from sulfur free fuel burning engines , which are becoming mainstream in the transition to a low-carbon and decarbonized society. It consists of a lineup of three models that cover rated outputs of between 200kW and 700kW and is capable of being used on a wide range of vessel types. The WHR-ORC system is the most advanced waste heat recovery ...

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Adnoc sends first low-carbon ammonia cargo to Germany

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) said that its first shipment of low-carbon ammonia has left the UAE bound for Hamburg, Germany, marking the first ever cargo of low-carbon ammonia to be shipped to the European country. The demonstration cargo will be delivered to Aurubis, a leading global provider of non-ferrous metals and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide, that has its headquarters in Hamburg. On arrival in Germany, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), one of Europe’s leading logistics companies will handle the cargo. Produced by Fertiglobe, a ...

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DNV awards AiP to SHI for innovative liquified CO2 carrier design

DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for their new liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carrier design. The innovation incorporates customized large cargo tanks (pressurized IMO Type-C) and a reliable cargo handling system with highly efficient reliquefication technology. The AIP, presented at the Gastech 2022 Exhibition in Milan, confirms that DNV has reviewed SHI’s design against the requirements of the IGC code and DNV guidelines applicable to CO2 carriers. SHI’s new system is expected to help the shipping industry be ready for future large-scale CO2 transportation ...

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New tech accelerator launched to reduce maritime methane emissions

A coalition of shipping leaders is launching today to identify, accelerate and advocate technology solutions for the maritime industry to measure and manage methane emissions activity. In doing so, the Methane Abatement in Maritime (MAM) Innovation Initiative aims to minimise the environmental impact of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in shipping, whilst aiding the transition to future fuel solutions. Led by Safetytech Accelerator, established by Lloyd’s Register, MAM is a technology acceleration programme whose activities will initially be supported by seven partners: Maran Gas Maritime, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Carnival Corporation ...

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DNV and DSME join hands to develop wind-assisted propulsion system

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and DNV have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish energy-saving wind assistance propulsion technology. Wind-assisted propulsion will be the focus of a major innovation drive between DSME and DNV as part of shipping’s global decarbonization efforts. Gastech 2022 in Milan saw an MOU signing by Dong-Kyu Choi, Executive Vice President, Head of DSME’s R&D Institute, and Vidar Dolonen, Regional Manager Korea & Japan at DNV Maritime. Both companies will jointly develop ship wind-assisted propulsion systems, including a rotor sail solution, fuel saving ...

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