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Stena Bulk performs a test running an MR tanker on 100% biofuel

During the coming weeks Stena Bulk will perform a test running an MR tanker on 100% biofuel. The fuel is the MR1-100 bio-fuel oil, produced from used cooking oil and supplied by GoodFuels in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It has been bunkered onto the Stena Immortal and will be used to power the main engine in normal operations to test and prove the technical and operational feasibility. “By doing this test we want to contribute to push the industry and pave way towards more sustainable shipping”, says Erik Hånell, President and ...

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Seawater coolers to LNG-fuelled wellboat

Tersan Shipyard has awarded Hydroniq Coolers a contract to deliver its Pleat seawater coolers to a wellboat the yard is building for Norwegian salmon producer Nordlaks AS. The vessel, which is newbuild number 1089 at Tersan Shipyard, is the sister vessel of the world’s first LNG-driven wellboat, “Bjørg Pauline,” which was launched in December last year. The Nordlaks wellboat will be powered by a combination of LNG propulsion and battery pack. The new technology will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 20 percent and NOx levels by 90 percent compared ...

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GasLog Picks Nippon Marine Paints’ A-LF Sea

Piraeus-based gas carrier vessel operator Gaslog Ltd has opted to apply Nippon Paint Marine’s A-LF Sea hull coating as part of its current drydocking programme. The shipowner strives to limit the impact of its operations on the marine environment and pursue optimal operational efficiency across its fleet. With this in mind, anything proven to reduce fuel consumption has a direct impact on environmental and operational costs. A-LF Sea minimises significantly biofouling and hull resistance and, consequently, results in reduced fuel consumption and engine emissions. Gaslog operates a fleet of 27 ...

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Charting a Course for the Future at the International Wind Propulsion Forum

A tail wind is strengthening in the industry when it comes to decarbonisation, with an increasing number of companies assessing, trialling and installing wind propulsion solutions and it was with that backdrop that the International Wind Propulsion for Shipping forum was held as part of the Green Ship Technology conference in Copenhagen in association with the International Windship Association (IWSA). The event brought together a diverse group of technology providers, class, research organisations, shipowners and wind propulsion specialists. The chair, Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of IWSA opened proceedings stating that ...

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Preliminary field experiences on the effects of LSFO and VLSFO on cylinder condition

It is now more than two months since the 0.5% sulphur cap entered into force, which have affected the operation of more than 70,000 vessels. As anticipated, some vessels operating on LSFO or VLSFO have already observed a number of issues with the changeover. There are cases of high wear rates, severe scuffing, heavy deposits and piston rings sticking leading to heavy blow-by/ring breakage – some of the issues occurring just a few days after changing over. Sulphur is no longer present in the fuel oil (or only present to ...

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How to decarbonize shipping without spending billions

• The maritime shipping industry must make some big changes if it is to meet its target of a 50% reduction in emissions by 2050. • Zero-emission ships are one avenue – but they require huge investment. • By increasing efficiency in the sector with digital technology, emission reductions can be achieved at a much lower cost. Have you recently purchased a limited edition luxury sedan that is only available from selected dealers in Germany? Did it seem very convenient to have the car delivered to your nearest dealer in ...

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Cargill Joins Rainmaking And Other Industry Leaders To Launch Shipping Decarbonization Program In Singapore

Cargill, along with Rainmaking and more than 10 industry partners, is launching a program in Singapore to decarbonize the maritime industry. The program, which is the first of its kind in Asia, will bring together startups and industry leaders to test and scale transformational technologies that can reduce CO2 emissions. “We know that Asia is a gateway to a wealth of tech innovation and we need to tap into this. We also know that our industry faces a huge challenge to decarbonize emissions and drive digitalization. By connecting creative and ...

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Solid backing for LNG as a marine fuel

When it comes to choosing the best fuel on the near horizon to help the international shipping industry shrink its carbon intensity by 2050, DNV GL is not shy in coming forward in its support of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Speaking to Baltic Briefing, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, chief executive of DNV GL’s Maritime unit, explains why he’s “bold” on gas as a shipping fuel: “The pathway to carbon neutral goals starts with gas. Gas is readily available today and can deliver measurable GHG reductions of 15%-20%.” DNV GL sees LNG as ...

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UECC and GoodFuels kickstart three month biofuel trial

Leading short sea ro-ro operator UECC and sustainable marine biofuel pioneer GoodFuels have launched a joint trial of GoodFuels Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100 or BFO) on UECC’s ro-ro vessel M/V Autosky, the companies have announced today. The three month trial will test 3,000 metric tonnes of sustainable biofuel on the 140m, 2080 vehicle carrier – a significant step in advancing marine biofuel for the ro-ro segment. The biobunkering, which will take place in the Port of Rotterdam, will be the first in a series of bunkering operations between March and May ...

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ABS Leads Consortium to Deliver EU-Funded Study on EEDI’s Future

A consortium led by ABS has been granted EU funding for a study on the future of the Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). ABS, Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS), and Arcsilea Ltd formed a consortium to deliver the study, titled: Decarbonisation of Shipping: Technical Study on the future of the Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index. The study will analyze EEDI’s ability to deliver improved designs and evaluate its relationship to various technologies. The study will also propose updated targets, speeding up the deployment of low carbon solutions and make recommendations ...

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Further testing confirms at least 30% annual fuel and emissions saving for commercial shipping

Key industry experts, prospective clients in the shipping, commodities and petrochemical sectors together with UK government officials attended the Mitchell – Wolfson Unit Wind Tunnel at the University of Southampton to view the testing of the most recent Windship Technology model in February 2020. The wind tunnel test findings further validated the results of the latest Windship Technology CFD testing. The patented UK designed Windship rig system is consistently regarded as the most powerful fuel and emission saving wind system in the market, which will materially help the shipping industry ...

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Wärtsilä and partners to pursue greater fuel efficiency in major EU-funded project

The technology group Wärtsilä, together with a consortium of six other industry and academic partners, has been awarded EU funding for a major project aimed at reducing fuel consumption and lowering emission levels for shipping. The SeaTech project consortium has been formed to develop two symbiotic ship engine and propulsion innovations that when combined, could lead to a 30 percent reduction in fuel consumption. At the same time, the project envisions 99 percent reductions in emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), a 46 percent reduction in CO2 ...

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Scrubbers Removing More Sulphur Emissions Than Required By Law

Scrubber reliability and their emissions reducing efficiency were addressed in February during a technical seminar in which members of the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 reported on the installation and performance of their respective exhaust gas cleaning systems. A shipowner panel comprising Grimaldi Group, Genco Shipping and Trading, and Spliethoff informed delegates that, despite initial installation problems, there had been little by way of mechanical breakdown, corrosion or non-compliant operation. All panel members said that their EGCS installations were removing substantially more sulphur emissions than the 0.50% required to comply ...

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NYK Introduces Concept of Using Ammonia as Marine Fuel

To strengthen international cooperation for decarbonization, NYK has participated in two recent events at which the company presented its concept for using ammonia as marine fuel to achieve zero-emission ships. Ammonia does not emit carbon dioxide (CO2) when it is heated and would thus be expected to contribute to the effort to address global warming. In addition, if CO2-free hydrogen* is used, zero emissions are said to be achieved. NYK is thus considering the use of ammonia as marine fuel, one of the solutions for decarbonization. 1. Japan-Norway Hydrogen Seminar ...

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Høglund to supply Rauma Marine Construction gas solutions system for NB6003 Tallink MySTAR Shuttle on the Tallinn – Helsinki route

Høglund Marine Solutions will supply Fuel Gas Supply Systems (FGSS) to Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for Tallink Grupp’s newest LNG powered ferry, MySTAR. Høglund will work with Finnish tank manufacturer West Welding to design and supply the systems that will handle LNG onboard MySTAR, constructed by Rauma Marine Constructions. MySTAR will sail on Tallink’s Tallinn – Helsinki route. The design and engineering of FGSS solutions is a key challenge for the future development of LNG powered shipping, particularly for passenger vessels. The process must take into account complex safety concerns ...

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