General News – Page 11

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    Marubeni buys 25% of Klaveness Dry Bulk


    Following a successful three years as Panamax pool partners, Marubeni has invested in a quarter of Klaveness Dry Bulk

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    Rolls-Royce acquires Italian automation specialist


    Rolls-Royce has announced the acquisition of Italian marine automation and yacht bridge specialist, Team Italia/Onyx Marine. The two companies have collaborated on joint development projects since 2019. The acquisition is expected to extend Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ offering for yachts as part of its ‘bridge to propeller’ strategy.

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    IACS Council maintains focus on decarb safety


    The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Council has held its 87th session in Gdansk, Poland, discussing a range of decarbonisation related initiatives and electing Roberto Cazzulo of RINA as its new chair.

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    Intercargo: mid-term measures should be simple


    INTERCARGO Secretary General Kostas Gkonis has called for the upcoming MEPC 80 (Marine Environment Protect Committee) meeting to support “simple and effective” mid-term measures to help the IMO’s decarbonisation ambitions, so that they can be efficiently implemented by ships worldwide.

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    Hong Kong Convention to enter effect following ratifications


    Bangladesh and Liberia have concluded the ratification of the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Hong Kong Convention, the ship recycling treaty, which will allow the HKC to enter into force within 24 months.  

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    Debut For Revised Korean LNG Tank System


    An upgraded version of South Korea’s home-grown LNG cargo containment solution has had its first application in a newly-delivered bunker tanker.

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    ABS Inks Research Deal To Support Marine and Offshore Sector


    ABS has signed a research agreement with a research and development agency affiliated to Texas A&M University. As part of the research agreement, ABS and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) have initiated a number of new, funded research projects.

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    DNV acquires cyber security firm Nixu


    DNV’s takeover of Nixu will create a 500-strong team of cyber security experts

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    New partnership to produce fleet of 10 WTIVs and WFIVs


    Manufacturing giants Cadeler and Eneti have announced they are merging to form a ‘business combination agreement’ that aims to build the next generation of wind turbine installation and foundation vessels.

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    UK Bid To Build ‘Green’ Tugs


    Harland & Wolff has given added dimension to its strategy for shipbuilding revival through a project to design and construct zero-emission tugs. The Belfast-based group has joined forces with Macduff Ship Designers, Kongsberg Maritime, and Echandia in a consortium that will make recourse to technology transfer to develop and build ‘green’ harbour/coastal tugs using a 100% UK supply chain.

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    Simplicity of design brings operational and cost advantages to ABB Dynafin


    ABB has introduced ABB Dynafin™, a new cycloidal propeller concept with individually controlled blades. The operating principle allows the unit to utilize a trochoidal blade path which is analogous to the movement of a whale tail.

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    LNG has paved the way for new LH2 carrier containment system


    A new ship design concept for the carriage of liquified hydrogen (LH2) will evolve from experience gained with LNG but faces unique technical challenges.

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    Green methanol supplier selected for first Maersk voyage


    Global methanol supplier OCI Global has announced that it will conduct the methanol bunkering operations for Maersk’s newbuilding 2,100teu container vessel on its first voyage from South Korea to Europe.

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    Australia Looking for Hydrogen Headstart


    Australia is pushing ahead with its plans to be a leading green hydrogen producer with a new A$2 billion funding program Hydrogen Headstart.

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    Accelleron launches next-gen X300-L low-speed turbo series


    Accelleron is introducing a new generation of turbochargers for two-stroke engines, the X300-L series. The new series boasts industry-leading power density and efficiency levels, while enhanced turbocharger cut-out options will support lowest engine fuel consumption. 

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    Alfa Laval to deliver first methanol-fired boiler solutions


    Alfa Laval has announced that it has concluded the world’s first orders for steam boilers capable of operating on methanol on board a ship. The news was announced as the technology company announced that it was introducing methanol-fired Aalborg boiler systems into its portfolio of alternative fuel solutions. 

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    Compressed hydrogen solution ready to compete in Europe’s regional trade


    Australia-based Provaris aims to offer its compressed hydrogen supply chain solution as an alternative to ammonia as a hydrogen carrier in upcoming European projects. The company aims to have its solutions ready for when both Europe and Australasia have matured production projects in a few years’ time.

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    Next gen AHT and PSV designs launched


    A new range of next generation anchor handler (AHT) and platform supply vessel (PSV) ship designs have been launched by Kongsberg Maritime. The designs include the option to include alternative energy sources and fuels, such as methanol, ammonia, and hybrid-battery power.

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    Singapore-Australia Green and Digital Shipping Corridor to be set up by 2025


    Australia and Singapore plan to establish a Singapore-Australia Green and Digital Shipping Corridor by the end of 2025, the two countries’ announced on 2 June.

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    DNV AiP for new NH3-release mitigation solution


    Classification society DNV has awarded Approval in Principle for Wärtsilä’s new patented and proprietary technology Wärtsilä Ammonia Release Mitigation Systems (WARMS). The approval in principle covers its use on ships fuelled by ammonia with the DNV Class notation gas fuelled ammonia or on gas tankers fuelled by ammonia with the DNV Class notation GF NH3.