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  • New battery technology demonstrated afloat in Switzerland

    Alcoa, technology company Phinergy and the Swiss HEIG-VD University have joined forces to demonstrate a zero-emissions electric demo boat powered by an aluminum-air battery on Lake Neuchâtel. 27 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Ulstein launches X-stern to join X-Bow on the North Sea

    Norway’s Ulstein Group has announced the introduction of the X-Stern, intended to increase operability through positive effects on station keeping, wave response, comfort and safety in harsh conditions. 27 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Gibdock dredger repair

    Van Oord’s 137m long trailing suction hopper dredger, ‘Lelystad’ has undergone an extensive programme of works at Gibdock’s yard in Gibraltar. 27 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • AMS acceptance for Trojan ballast system

    Trojan Technologies’ Marinex ballast water treatment (BWT) system has been approved by the US Coast Guard (USCG) as an Alternate Management System (AMS) for all water qualities: freshwater, brackish water and marine water. 27 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Wärtsilä unveils new LNG solution

    Wärtsilä has upgraded its fully integrated fuel gas handling system, LNGPac, and made improvements to its Gas Valve Unit (GVU) as the use of LNG as a marine fuel becomes increasingly popular. 26 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Ulstein platform supply order

    Ulstein Design & Solutions has entered into an extensive contract with Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd, China, to design and supply equipment for four PX121 type platform supply vessels. 26 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Preferred bidder announced for Ferguson businesses

    The Joint Administrators of the Ferguson Shipbuilders Group have announced that Clyde Blowers Capital has been chosen as preferred bidder for the group’s business and assets. 25 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Vane is claimed to cut fuel consumption

    A Dutch company, Hull Vane, has developed a foil which can be fitted below a ship’s stern, and which is said to significantly reduce fuel consumption. 25 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Control system designed for hybrid ships

    Wärtsilä is launching a hybrid control system, designed to combine different power sources with energy storage devices resulting in fuel savings and lower emissions. 25 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • German LNG bunker barge draws interest

    A lot of interest has been reported in a new German LNG bunker barge design - TB-X- developed by a Hamburg shipyard for a wide range of applications, reports Tom Todd. 23 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • MacGregor wins Chinese offshore orders

    MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured two orders for its offshore equipment from Chinese shipbuilders Wuhu Xinlian and Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd. 22 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Russia plans to acquire large Crimean shipyard

    The Russian government and a group of Russian investors are in negotiations for the acquisition of the Zaliv shipyard, one of the largest in Eastern Europe, writes Eugene Gerden. 22 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Pod troubles bring forward QV yard stay

    Cunard’s 90,000gt Queen Victoria will dock at Blohm + Voss Repair in Hamburg in January - nearly a year earlier than planned - because a propulsion unit bearing needs replacing, Tom Todd reports. 22 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Evoqua BWMS accepted by US Coast Guard

    Evoqua Water Technologies’ SeaCURE ballast water management system (BWMS) has received alternate management system (AMS) approval, giving shipowners more choice for type approved and AMS approved solutions. 21 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Havyard windfarm vessel fit-out

    Havyard is fitting out the first of two newbuild offshore windfarm vessels for new customer, shipping company, ESVAGT, opening a door to the new market of renewable energy for the shipbuilder. 20 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Combining best features of diesel electric and mechanical propulsion

    Dag Pike looks at a Dutch innovation in diesel electric propulsion, fitted to an offshore supply vessel for service in the US, which is claimed to provide substantial fuel savings and increased flexibility. 20 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • BlueTech design for Bulgarian carriers

    Finnish naval architecture company, Foreship BlueTech, has been contracted by Bulgaria’s Navibulgar to design four bulk carriers to be built at Hongqiang shipyard. 20 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Orders rush in for OceanSaver

    Norway’s OceanSaver is seeing a rise in orders for its ballast water treatment (BWT) system as shipowners rush to ensure they comply with the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention. 19 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Switching ownership

    The Switch, a Finnish based supplier of permanent magnet (PM) generator and converter packages for renewable energy applications, has received a repeat PM shaft generator orders from WE Tech Solutions of Finland. 19 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • US embraces Diesel power at last

    The September 1964 issue of The Motor Ship led with news that a US company was to build a European-designed large marine Diesel engine. This may not seem a particularly newsworthy story in a magazine devoted to large Diesel-powered ships, but as the US had resolutely stuck to steam turbines for ship propulsion, bucking the trend of the rest of the world towards Diesel power, it had a certain significance. 19 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Green boost for NAMEPA members

    The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) members have been awarded an automatic positive adjustment (+5 points) towards member vessels’ RightShip Environmental Rating. 18 Aug 2014 - The Motorship

  • Wärtsilä control system for US facility

    Wärtsilä is to supply a control system for a shore-based LNG fuelling facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, USA, owned by Harvey Gulf International Marine. 18 Aug 2014 - The Motorship