Energy Saving Devices – Page 3

  • The 12-year-old 'Valais' achieved a 24% reduction in fuel consumption following a retrofit with a bulbous nose and an underwater foil. (Image: Jari Ott)
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    Underwater wing and bulbous bow lifts passenger vessel fuel efficiency

    2020-07-20T18:40:00Z

    Retrofitting a 12-year-old 30 metre passenger vessel with an underwater wing and a bulbous bow reduced the vessel’s resistance and contributed to a 24% improvement in fuel efficiency.

  • EMP’s Aquarius Eco Ship design “would most likely incorporate an onboard DC grid to allow a range of power sources to plugged in”
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    Wind above: what goes on below?

    2020-06-25T12:06:00Z

    Could wind’s promised efficiency impact other systems? Stevie Knight asks the questions...

  • The Airseas parafoil line incorporates a data cable which runs to a control pod which directs the wing into a dynamic figure-of-eight flying pattern. Image: Airseas
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    Out on the pull: making wind assistance work

    2020-06-25T12:04:00Z

    Wind power is worth attention: theoretical ‘castles in the air’ are rapidly gaining foundations, writes Stevie Knight

  • An innovative series of Twin Fin bulk carriers are to feature an electric drive train package. (Image courtesy of Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch)
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    The Switch package for Twin Fin bulk carrier series

    2020-06-02T19:09:00Z

    A series of bulk carrier newbuildings propelled by Caterpillar Marine''s Twin Fin propulsion packages will feature a Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch electric drive train solution.

  • Wavefoil's fibreglass retractable bow foil solution was retrofitted to MF Teistin in September 2019. (Picture courtesy of Wavefoil A/S)
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    Bow foil operational results reveal fuel savings

    2020-05-01T17:08:00Z

    Wavefoil, the Norwegian bow foil technology company, said its retractable bow foil solution had significant fuel savings after analysis of six months of performance of its first installation aboard a Faroe Islands based ferry.

  • Evaluations of the innovative gate rudder assembly have shown improvements in both efficiency and manoeuvrability. (Copyright: Yamanaka Shipbuilding)
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    Wärtsilä inks license deal for gate rudder technology

    2020-03-30T16:43:00Z

    Wärtsilä has announced plans to fully integrate an innovative propulsion device - the gate rudder - within its propulsion product designs after entering into a partnership relationship with the device’s Japanese patent holders.

  • Flapping-wing systems had attracted interest from the Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) segment (pictured). (Credit: AutoNaut)
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    Flapping-wing solution at heart of next-gen efficiency project

    2020-03-25T21:44:00Z

    A consortium of seven industry and academic partners, including technology group Wärtsilä, is conducting a three-year EU funded research project to develop two symbiotic ship engine and propulsion innovations.

  • 'Ankie'
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    Wind propulsion unit commercially installed

    2020-02-18T14:49:00Z

    The first commercial retrofit of eConowind’s Ventifoil unit for wind-assisted ship propulsion has taken place on Jan van Dam Shipping’s 3,600 DWT general cargo vessel ''MV Ankie''.

  • ClassNK has joined the International Windship Association Credit: ClassNK
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    ClassNK commits to wind propulsion

    2020-01-29T14:52:00Z

    Furthering its commitment to wind propulsion technologies, ClassNK is joining not-for-profit organisation, the International Windship Association (IWSA).

  • Wärtsilä has agreed to install and service Silverstream's air lubrication system Photo: Silverstream Technologies
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    Wärtsilä and Silverstream join forces

    2019-12-02T11:27:00Z

    Technology group Wärtsilä and Silverstream Technologies have signed a licence and co-operation agreement for future sales and servicing of the Silverstream air lubrication system.

  • The WASP project will investigate the feasibility of wind propulsion Photo: WASP
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    North Sea wind propulsion project launches

    2019-11-01T13:53:00Z

    A €5.4 million project to research and trial wind propulsion in the North Sea has been officially approved and launched.

  • Trials of Rotor Sail technology onboard the ‘Maersk Pelican’ have been a success Photo: Norsepower
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    Maersk tanker Rotor Sails trial a success

    2019-10-25T10:53:00Z

    Norsepower Oy together with project partners Maersk Tankers, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company, have successfully completed trials of two Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard a Maersk Tankers product tanker.

  • The agreement between Wärtsilä and Norsepower will promote the use of Rotor Sails and support sustainable shipping Photo: Wärtsilä
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    Partnership to advance wind propulsion

    2019-10-14T13:20:00Z

    Technology group, Wärtsilä, and Norsepower have signed a service cooperation agreement, enabling Norsepower to order service from Wärtsilä, whilst Wärtsilä can pursue and sell Norsepower Rotor Sail projects.

  • VPLP has designed a RoRo to transport the Ariane 6 rocket which is propelled in part by its Oceanwings Photo: VPLP
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    Wing sails help propel rocket transport ship

    2019-10-10T13:47:00Z

    Naval architecture firm, VPLP, has moved into the maritime transport sector with the development of a RoRo vessel for transporting components of the Ariane 6 rocket from Europe to French Guiana.

  • ClassNK has given AiP to the design of a hard sail system which converts wind energy to propulsive power Photo: ClassNK
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    ClassNK approves hard sail system design

    2019-10-03T14:39:00Z

    Classification society ClassNK has granted approval in principle (AIP) for the basic design of a hard sail system which converts wind energy to propulsive force with a telescopic hard sail.

  • Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) 399.9m-long, 23,756 TEU MSC Gulsun is the largest container vessel in service. (Picture credit: MSC)
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    A second wind for air lubrication systems

    2019-09-18T03:52:00Z

    MSC’s new 23,700 TEU MSC Gülsün is the latest vessel to be built ready to be fitted with an air lubrication system, amid a resurgence in interest in the technology, writes Nick Savvides.

  • The first commercial installation of Airseas' Seawing power kite is due to be undertaken in 2020 aboard Ville de Bordeaux ro-ro. (Picture copyright: Carsten Feldhusen/ MarineTraffic.com)
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    Pulling power: applying dynamic control to towing kite technology

    2019-09-11T23:20:00Z

    The last few months have seen an upsurge in interest in Seawing, the automated power kite developed by Toulouse-based developer Airseas, even before the product’s commercial launch.

  • ClassNK has released guidelines for wind-assisted propulsion systems Photo: ClassNK
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    ClassNK releases wind propulsion guidelines

    2019-09-04T12:26:00Z

    In response to ever-tightening environmental regulations, classification society ClassNK has released its new guidelines for wind-assisted propulsion systems.

  • Wind farm
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    Europe’s wind capacity up from 2018

    2019-07-31T17:09:00Z

    Europe added 4.9GW of new wind energy capacity in the first half of 2019, according to figures released by WindEurope.

  • ABS and MARIN have launched a project to assess the performance of wind propulsion systems. The project includes Rotor Sail producer, Norsepower (pictured).
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    Wind propulsion project launched

    2019-07-17T15:46:00Z

    ABS and MARIN have launched a joint industry project (JIP) to investigate methods of assessing the performance of wind-assisted shipping propulsion technologies.