Battery Hybrids & Full Electric Vessels – Page 3

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    First zero-emission high speed ferries project in the US advances


    A project to build the first zero-emission high speed ferries in the USA has advanced following the agreement of a strategic partnership agreement with Wärtsilä. The fully electric vessels will be built for San Francisco’s Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), the operator of the San Francisco Bay Ferry system.

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    Prototype nuclear reactor for ports


    A maritime nuclear power specialist has raised US$100 million to help build a prototype proof-of-concept reactor for ports.

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    MAN to supply gensets for H2-fuelled Container Feeders


    MAN Energy Solutions has received an order for two shipsets of variable-speed gensets from Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) in India in connection with the building of two short-sea feeder container ships for global logistics company, Samskip Group.

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    AiP for Nedstack's containerised fuel cell solution


    Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology has announced that its containerised low-temperature PEM fuel cell system has been awarded an AiP from Bureau Veritas. The announcement represents a significant step forward in the development of the innovative system.

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    Yanmar confirms first commercial PEM FC delivery


    Yanmar Power, a subsidiary of Yanmar, has announced that it has completed the first delivery of its new hydrogen fuel-cell system. The system was supplied to a 33-metre long passenger vessel Hanaria, which was launched in September. The vessel is expected to be delivered by Hongawara Shipyard by April 2024.


    French industry-academic collaboration to focus on PEM electrolysis


    Elogen, a French leader in PEM (proton electron membrane) electrolysis, Université Paris-Saclay and France’s national scientific research institute, CNRS, have signed an agreement to create a joint research laboratory.

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    Tailor-Made Service Vessels For Largest Wind Farm


    A major programme of investment in support vessels tailored to the long-term needs of the offshore wind sector on the UK Continental Shelf is being rolled out by the Aberdeen company North Star Renewables.

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    MOL and Pyxis team up on electric vessels


    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Pyxis Maritime are joining forces on the development and marketing of electric vessels in Singapore and Japan

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    Onshore power supply offers potential to power change


    With increasing numbers of ports committing to the Shore Power Declaration worldwide, ship-owners and operators could avail of a potentially simple route to reduced emissions, says Jon Halvard Bolstad Olsen, Head of Shore Power at Yara Marine Technologies.

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    Vard signs offshore wind CSOV deal


    Vard has signed a deal with the Windward Offshore consortium for the design and build of two hybrid commissioning service operation vessels

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    DFDS eyes CO2-neutral cross-Channel ferries by 2030


    DFDS has committed to introducing a new generation of hybrid-electric ferries on the busiest and shortest crossing of the English Channel by 2030.

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    Successful lab test advances Norwegian fuel cell project


    Norwegian technology provider HAV Group’s hydrogen-focused subsidiary HAV Hydrogen and Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) have completed a successful laboratory test of a hydrogen fuel cell in combination with a maritime control system. 

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    Hurtigruten ESS and engine retrofit delivers 23% CO2 emissions cut


    Norwegian ferry and cruise operator Hurtigruten has achieved a 23% reduction in CO2 emissions on its 121-metre passenger vessel MS Richard With in the first year of service after the conclusion of a retrofit programme. The extensive retrofit by Kongsberg Maritime saw the vessel’s engines replaced with low-emission Bergen engines and the installation of 2.24MWh capacity battery pack.

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    High-speed gensets for hybrid-electric cable-layer vessel


    Vard, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialised vessels, has ordered 4 × MAN 12V175D-MEM gensets in connection with the building of a new purpose-built, cable-laying vessel (CLV) for NCT Offshore, a Denmark-based subsea specialist. The gensets will form part of the vessel’s diesel-electric DP2 propulsion system, which also includes a hybrid battery package.

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    The Switch to supply DC power and protection devices to full-electric RoPax


    Helsinki-headquartered power electronics specialist The Switch has announced that it will supply a DC power and power protection device package as part of the battery-electric system for the world’s largest fully electric RoPax on order for Argentinian ferry operator Buquebus.

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    KSOE investment deepens SOFC focus


    A subsidiary of HD Hyundai Group, Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd. (KSOE), has signed a strategic investment of EUR45 million (US$47.6m) in a UK-based solid oxide fuel cell developer and manufacturer, Elcogen. 

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    Six new Damen tugs for Antwerp-Bruges


    The Port of Antwerp-Bruges has placed an order with Damen Shipyards for six new tugs as part of its ongoing fleet renewal programme

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    Hybrid-Electric LNGC Design Presents Net-Zero Pathways


    At Gastech 2023, Shell unveiled its new modular hybrid electric LNG carrier design together with CSSC Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and Wärtsilä

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    Ammonia SOFC Feasible For Deepsea Container Ships


    Researchers in Singapore have concluded it is feasible to use an SOFC fuel cell with an integrated ammonia cracker to power large, deepsea container ships in the future.

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    China Lands Low-Carbon Norwegian Series


    In a further European short-sea vessel contract award to China, Norwegian interests have placed construction of a low-carbon class of multi-purpose carriers with Huanghai Shipbuilding.