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    Japanese Consortium Targets 2026 For First NH3-Fuelled Gas Carrier


    Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has announced that it will provide a low-speed two-stroke dual-fuel engine capable of operating on ammonia for an ammonia-fuelled medium-sized gas carrier, which will be constructed at Nihon Shipyard. A series of contracts relating to the construction of the 40,000 cbm ammonia carrier were signed in December 2023 by J-ENG, Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. and ship owner Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).

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    AiPs for MAN Cryo NH3 FSS


    MAN Cryo has announced that its design for an ammonia fuel-supply system to safely provide ammonia to marine-engine applications has been awarded an Approval in Principle from classification societies, DNV and Bureau Veritas.

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    WinGD expects to claim ‘majority’ of QatarEnergy phase two engine orders


    WinGD is expecting to secure the majority of dual-fuel engine orders for LNG carriers being built in the second phase of QatarEnergy’s newbuilding project. With initial engine and technical specifications confirmed for nearly half of the orders in the second round, WinGD’s X-DF2.0 engines are already the preferred choice to be installed on most vessels.

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    Fleet Build-Up For Chinese Car Exports


    Chinese industry has reached another logistical milestone through the delivery of the first pure car/truck carrier(PCTC) built at a domestic yard specifically for the export of Chinese-made vehicles.

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    IACS adopts new UR on control of ammonia releases on NH3-fuelled vessels


    IACS has announced that it has developed a Unified Requirement (URH1) covering the release of ammonia from the onboard systems for bunkering, storing, preparing and using ammonia as fuel.

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    Corvus participates in EU APOLO ammonia cracker project


    A EU-led project to bring forward the introduction of ammonia cracking technology connected with a PEM fuel cell into the marine industry has been awarded funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund. The project, which is focused on large deepsea vessels with an engine capacity of 1-10MW, is also intended to evaluate a novel ammonia engine capable of running on an ammonia/hydrogen blend of fuels.

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    Karpowership inks contract for 48 DF engines with MAN ES


    Karpowership, the world’s largest operator of power barges, has signed a contract with MAN Energy Solutions for the delivery of 48 dual-fuel engines for Karpowership’s fleet of power plant ships (Powerships). The engine order consists of MAN 18V51/60DF dual-fuel engines with a mechanical output of 20.7 MW each.

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    MAN ES advances data analytics with InfluxData tie-up


    InfluxData, the creator of the leading time series database InfluxDB, has announced that MAN Energy Solutions is using InfluxDB to drive real-time analytics across its connected equipment operations.

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    First marine application for MAN 49/60 engine


    MAN Energy Solutions has been awarded the contract by Royal Boskalis B.V., the Dutch dredging and marine services company, to supply 3 × MAN 49/60 engines for a 31,000 cbm Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD).


    First hydrogen-powered CTV enters service in German offshore market


    FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics has announced the deployment of the first hydrogen-powered dual fuel Crew Transfer Vessel in Germany, servicing various wind farms in the German Baltic Sea.

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    MAN ME-GA engines specified for NYK LNGC newbuildings


    MAN Energy Solutions has confirmed that an order for MAN B&W ME-GA engines has been placed in connection with an order for a series of 4 × 174,000 cbm. LNG carriers placed by Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), the major Japanese shipping company. 

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    COSCO Shipping Nantong completes first dual-fuel retrofit


    COSCO Shipping announced that it completed the first dual-fuel conversion at its Nantong shipyard, located near Shanghai, on 1 January. 

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    WinGD adds Tamano to Japanese engine building licensee network


    WinGD has concluded an agreement with Mitsui E&S Diesel United (MESDU), part of the Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding group, that will see WinGD engines being built at its main Tamano works for the first time. The agreement adds considerable engine building capacity and enables WinGD to meet growing demand in an important shipbuilding market with a reputation for delivering sophisticated, high-quality vessels.

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    First hydrogen tug launched at Antwerp-Bruges


    The world’s first hydrogen-powered tug has been launched at the port of Antwerp-Bruges earlier this week.

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    Ulstein Specifies MeOH-Ready 175D Engines For Offshore Newbuildings


    Ulstein Verft AS, the Norwegian yard, has ordered 2 × 3 × MAN 12V175D-MEV methanol-ready engines in connection with the building of two CSOV (Commissioning Service Operation Vessels) for Bernhard Schulte Offshore (BS Offshore), the offshore unit of international shipping corporation, Schulte Group. The vessels are designed to support the offshore wind-energy market, and are planned for delivery in 2025; an option for four additional vessels exists.

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    BV AiP for X-DF-A engine safety concept


    WinGD has secured its second approval in principle (AiP) for its two­­‑stroke engine design capable of operating on ammonia as a fuel. Bureau Veritas awarded the AiP to the safety concept for WinGD’s X-DF-A engine.

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    Aasen Shipping opts for Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution


    Wärtsilä will supply an integrated hybrid propulsion solution for three new self-discharging cargo vessels being built at the Royal Bodewes shipyard in the Netherlands for Norwegian shipowner Aasen Shipping. As part of the solution, the ships will feature the latest addition to Wärtsilä’s engine portfolio, the Wärtsilä 25, which was launched in September 2022. The engines and vessel are prepared for operation on sustainable fuels in the future. The order was booked by Wärtsilä in September 2023.

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    Alfa Laval to Develop Methanol FSS for MAN Four-Stroke Portfolio


    MAN Energy Solutions has announced an agreement with Alfa Laval, the Swedish industrial concern, to develop a methanol fuel-supply solution for MAN four-stroke engines and its fuel-injection technology. As a result, the first four-stroke engine types will be capable of retrofit to methanol operation from 2025.

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    Alfa Laval to supply FSS for X-DF-A engine development


    Alfa Laval and Swiss engine designer WinGD have established a partnership in which Alfa Laval will deliver two fuel supply systems (FSS) for testing WinGD’s ammonia-fuelled engine, the X-DF-A, in early 2024.

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    Retrofit to X-DF dual-fuel propulsion for Moss-type LNG carriers


    Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has announced that it plans to conduct a programme of main mover replacements for Moss-type LNG carriers within its fleet, substituting low pressure low speed dual-fuel engines for their current steam-turbines. The ship owner and operator is conducting a joint project with Namura Shipbuilding and Sasebo Heavy Industries.