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    Türk Loydu completes IACS membership process


    Türk Loydu has completed the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) membership process, and has been accepted as a member of the association with immediate effect.

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    HiMSEN confirms 2025 pure-hydrogen engine launch plans


    HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) has announced that it plans to commercialise a pure-gas four-stroke hydrogen-fuelled marine engine concept and that it anticipates a 2025 market launch for the engine. 

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    Meyer partners up with C-Job in strategic market move


    Meyer Group has acquired a 50% stake in C-Job Naval Architects

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    KR awards AiP to Hanwha Ocean’s Onboard CCS System


    An onboard CO2 Capture System (OCCS) developed by Hanwha Ocean received Approval in Principle (AiP) from KR, in collaboration with the Marshall Islands Registry. The award was announced during Kormarine 2023 in Busan, South Korea.

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    SHI Machinery Health Monitoring System Receives ABS AIP


    The Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Machinery Health Monitoring System (SMHMS) has received the ABS SMART (MHM) Tier 2 approval in principle (AIP) for machinery health monitoring.

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    Mizuho Leasing to support leasing model for Norsepower WAP installations


    A Japanese shipping company, IINO Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. (IINO Lines), and shipping finance institution Mizuho Leasing Company, Limited (Mizuho Leasing) have signed a co-operation agreement with Norsepower to launch a mechanical sail leasing initiative for Norsepower’s Rotor Sail.

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    Digital service providers plan to join forces


    ZeroNorth, the maritime technology company, has announced that it intends to join forces with Singapore-based services provider Alpha Ori Technologies (AOT). The agreement is expected to combining Alpha Ori Technologies’ expertise in IoT sensors and high frequency data with ZeroNorth’s existing multi-service technology platform.

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    MOL inks deal with Japanese oil company to study CCS logistics chain


    Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has signed an agreement with a Japanese oil company, Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd. (Cosmo Oil) to conduct detailed studies examining the establishment of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) value chain.

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    Hudong-Zhonghua to explore rotor sail applicability for LNGCs


    Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group (HZS) has entered into a joint design cooperation agreement with rotor sail supplier Anemoi. The deal related to the design of Rotor Sails onboard two LNG carrier newbuildings, and is intended to assess the feasibility and design of Rotor Sails for installation on LNG carriers.

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    Dredger Deal Plays To Dutch Strengths


    Diesel-electric power using Azipod propulsion units has been specified for a trailing suction hopper dredger booked by Royal IHC in the Netherlands from the Boskalis Group. The contract signals the re-opening of the Krimpen aan den IJssel shipyard, upstream of Rotterdam, which had been temporarily closed last year due to a shrinking orderbook.

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    DNV to collaborate with SHI on Remote Operation Centre for autonomous ships project


    Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and DNV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at KORMARINE in Korea, committing to establishing SHI’s state-of-the-art Remote Operation Centre (ROC) for real-time monitoring and control of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).

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    Aegir to introduce remanufacturing with decades-old thruster refurb


    Aegir Marine has launched a project to remanufacture a decades-old ship thruster. The project will take place in a purpose-built remanufacturing laboratory set up by Aegir Marine. It is the first project to be undertaken by a recently-established network of specialist companies and organisations that share knowledge and expertise on the subject of remanufacturing.

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    EU pledges support package for wind power


    The European Commission announced a ‘Wind Power Package’ to provide additional support to the bloc’s wind power sector. 

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    Towing kite supplier validates automation system, projects 16% fuel reduction


    Airseas, the kite sail wind-assisted propulsion supplier, has announced that its innovative automation system, which successfully controlled the Seawing’s dynamic flights without any human intervention, has been validated during during the final round of sea trials on a ro-ro vessel. 

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    Deal to develop infrastructure for H2-fuelled tugs for Port of Hamburg


    Plans to operate the first tugs on hydrogen in the Port of Hamburg took a step forward in October after tug operator Fairplay Towage signed a memorandum of understanding with energy company Mabanaft Group. The MoU commits the two companies to collaborate on the supply of hydrogen to Fairplay’s new tugs in the Port of Hamburg from 2025. 

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    Preventive maintenance agreement for COSCO shore power systems


    COSCO Group has signed a long-term service agreement with shore power system supplier Cavotec. The agreement will see the shore power system supplier provide preventive maintenance for COSCO vessels equipped with its systems.

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    Liberian Registry opens Miami office


    The Liberian Registry has officially opened a new office in Miami, Florida.

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    Singaporean 3D-printed propeller project adds ABS


    A Singaporean-led project to manufacture and class a 3D-printed propeller will include support from ABS. The project, which includes Mencast Marine (MMPL), the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), aims to 3D-print a ship propeller using cutting-edge Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) techniques.

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    ABS inks additive manufacturing MoU with Wilhelmsen JV


    Pelagus 3D Pte. Ltd., a joint venture between Germany-based materials and technology manufacturer thyssenkrupp and Wilhelmsen, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ABS to advance the technologies and adoption of on-demand additive manufacturing (AM) of marine and offshore spare parts.

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    Fuel conditioner trial results indicate 5% fuel saving


    Following a five month-long trial, the use of a fuel conditioner reduced marine diesel consumption in a two-stroke marine diesel engine by more than 5% in real world conditions.