Energy Saving Devices – Page 4

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    Vale in deal to retrofit 35m Rotor Sails on board Newcastlemax bulker


    Brazilian mining company, Vale, and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced a partnership to retrofit two 35m tilting Rotor Sails on board a 200,000 dwt bulk carrier in the first half of 2024.

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    Houlder collaborates on ‘Winds of Change’ FastRig retrofit project


    Houlder will participate in the ‘Winds of Change’ project led by Smart Green Shipping (SGS), providing engineering system integration and vessel performance monitoring. The project will see an SGS FastRig wing sail retrofitted to a large vessel.

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    Unique Ro-Ro For Space Programme


    Custom-built to meet the complex requirements for ocean transportation of rocket components, the 121m ro-ro Canopée has made her first transatlantic crossing, writes David Tinsley.

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    MHI-MME successfully trials ORC waste heat recovery system with LN2


    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME) successfully conducted demonstration tests of a modified 100kW ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) system with cryogenic liquid nitrogen (LN2) in January 2023.

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    Wind sail project secures government funding


    A ground-breaking wind propulsion project has been awarded a share of £60 million in UK government funding

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    Design modification offers increased Flettner fuel efficiencies


    A theoretical study conducted by wind-assisted ship propulsion specialist Blue Wasp Marine has offered encouraging results, indicating that a relatively small change to the design of a Flettner rotor can significantly increase its aerodynamic performance.


    First AiP for inflatable wing sail design


    Classification society DNV has awarded a first AiP to an inflatable wing sail design. The approval was issued to the WISAMO wing sail system developed by Michelin. The system is currently being installed for testing on the MN Pélican.

  • Anemoi Rotor Sails were installed to the 64,000-dwt bulk carrier, MV Afros, in 2018 (credit: Anemoi)

    LISCR AiP for Anemoi rotor sails


    The Liberian Registry awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Anemoi Marine Technologies for their Rotor Sail systems on 25 January.

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    First inline shaft generator retrofit completed on Berge Bulk vessel


    The first retrofit installation of an inline shaft generator has been completed alongside the installation of an air lubrication system aboard Berge Bulk’s Capesize carrier, Berge Toubkai.

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    Qtagg to overhaul cruise ferry’s propulsion


    Qtagg has won a deal to upgrade a cruise ferry’s propulsion control system, helping to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

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    Irish Ferries to study passive air lube system


    Irish Ferries has contracted for a feasibility study and integration engineering for a ‘passive air lubrication system’ (PALS) onboard their RoPax cruise ferry, W.B. Yeats.

  • Oceanbird announced that MV Tirranna, a 7,600 ceu large car and truck carrier, would be retrofitted with the first installation of its wing sail solution in 2024

    First Oceanbird Wing Sail retrofit on LCTC in 2024


    Oceanbird, the joint venture between Alfa Laval and Wallenius Lines, confirmed that they were planning to retrofit the first installation of the company’s new Oceanbird Wing 560 solution aboard a large car and truck carrier (LCTC), MV Tirranna, in 2024.

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    DMC to supply rudders for German frigates


    DMC is to supply eight rudders for four F126 frigates currently under construction for the German navy

  • Norsepower signs agreement with Socatra to install two Rotor Sails on an MR Tanker

    Socatra to retrofit Norsepower Rotor Sails on MR tanker


    French ship owner and operator Socatra has signed an agreement with Norsepower Oy to install two Norsepower Rotor Sails on board a Medium Range Tanker, Alcyone. The installation will be the first for a client in the French market. The 50,000 dwt MR tanker is currently chartered by global energy ...

  • Silverstream will supply air lubrication solutions to six LNG carriers under construction at Jiangnan Shipyard in China.

    Jiangnan books Silverstream systems for LNGC series


    Silverstream, the UK air lubrication specialist, has secured an order to provide Silverstream air lubrication systems for a series of LNG carrier newbuildings ordered by Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC Logistics & Services (L&S).

  • Silverstream's air lubrication technology will be installed on four 175,000cbm LNG carriers being built at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC).

    Air lubrication deal for new CMES LNGCs


    Silverstream Technologies has signed a deal with China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) to install its air lubrication solution, the Silverstream System, on four 175,000cbm LNG carriers being built at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC). 

  • The four-year WHISPER project plans to combine AYRO's windsail system with Solbian's photovoltaic panel solution with the aim of reducing emissions on a bulker by up to 30%.

    EU funding for wind-assisted retrofit project


    A project to install a hybrid wind-solar generation system alongside a tilting windsail system on a bulker and a container vessel has been awarded EUR9.2m from the European Union’s research and innovation fund.

  • Construction of the first of Conoship's 3,600dwt coaster began in November 2022.

    Wind-assisted Coaster Orders For Gelibolu, Holland Shipyards Group


    The delayed beginning of construction of a new generation of short-sea cargo vessel has begun at Turkish shipyard Gelibolu, with a further five vessels on order at Holland Shipyards Group.

  • Swedish shipowner Terntank has placed an order for 2+2 new MGO/Biofuel and methanol-ready chemical/product tankers from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard.

    Terntank orders methanol/wind tankers


    Swedish shipowner Terntank has ordered two plus two new MGO/Biofuel and methanol-ready chemical/product/biofuels tankers with wind-assist readiness.

  • A new stage in shipbuilding production at the riverside town of Leer: side launching of Symphony Atlantic.

    Stretched Dutch Design Targets Extra-Long Freight


    A stretched version of the proven Ecobox multi-purpose cargo vessel series is set to make its debut with Dutch operator Symphony Shipping. The 12,500dwt Symphony Atlantic combines greater scope for long-length freight and project cargoes with increased fuel efficiency through the integration of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) waste heat ...