General News – Page 13

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    Harren & Partner rebrand


    German shipping and logistics group Harren & Partner has announced that it is changing its name to Harren Group. 

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    First reference for Framo’s new Submerged Turbine technology


    Yinson Production, the FPSO contractor, has agreed a contract with Framo AS to use its new Submerged Turbine technology. The order was placed in Q3 2022 represents the first reference for the technology with an offshore operator.  

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    DNV forecasts oil demand in transportation to halve by 2050


    The fuel mix in the maritime sector will change significantly over the coming decades, according to DNV’s latest ‘Transportation in Transition’ report. The report forecasts that it will likely transition from being almost entirely oil-based to an energy mix comprising of 50% low- and zero-carbon fuels, 19% natural gas and 18% biomass by 2050. 

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    North Sea partners commit to rapid expansion of offshore wind capacity


    Seven members of the European Union along with Norway and the UK announced ambitious plans at the Belgian port of Ostend to increase offshore wind capacity in the North Sea to ‘at least’ 120GW by 2030 on 24 April 2023.

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    EU SRR: just one small problem…


    Tentative EU Commission proposals to promote greater circularity in the EU’s shipping market may explain reluctance to expand the list of non-EU yards on the EU SRR proposals, but capacity constraints and the structure of the market present serious obstacles.

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    Global Drone Inspection to take on specialist demand for drone and ROV services from RIMS BV


    Global Drone Inspection (GDI), the subsidiary of robotic inspection specialists RIMS BV, and Dubai based JOME Engineering have signed an agreement, whereby JOME will become a local service station partner for GDI. 

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    MAN ES Forecasts Emergence Of 2-Stroke DF Multi Fuel Market


    MAN Energy Solutions expects ammonia (NH3) to surpass LNG and methanol as the dominant dual-fuel engine type in newbuilding engine contracting before the end of the decade, as measured by kW of engine installed, according to forecasts seen by The Motorship

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    Orient Marine to market UK air lube system in Japan


    Silverstream Technologies, the UK cleantech provider, and Orient Marine Co., Ltd. (Orient Marine) have signed a new Agency Agreement to provide  sales support of the Silverstream System in Japan.

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    IMO decarbonisation study turns focus to alt fuels demand


    A joint study produced by Ricardo-AEA Ltd and DNV on behalf of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the readiness and availability of low- and zero-carbon ship technology and marine fuels has concluded that existing commercial, technological and infrastructural barriers to maritime decarbonisation are surmountable.

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    MoU explores floating offshore wind options


    Floating offshore wind farms pave the way for deeper installations opening up opportunities in the sector

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    DNV launches real-time emissions data verification solution


    DNV has launched Emissions Connect, an emissions data verification engine and data management platform, designed to help the maritime industry accurately assess and work with emissions data. The solution provides a trusted, verified source of emissions data that can be shared securely with all relevant stakeholders along the maritime value chain.

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    ClassNK releases Container Carrier firefighting guidelines


    ClassNK has released Guidelines for Additional Fire-fighting Measures for Container Carrier, which specify requirements for indicating additional fire safety measures on container carriers as a class notation.

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    Kongsberg Maritime establishes Sensors and Robotics business area


    Kongsberg has announced the establishment of a new business area, Kongsberg Discovery, which will incorporate the company’s former Sensors and Robotics division. 

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    Carbon credits underpin efficiency device retrofit project


    A new consultancy project led by Maersk’s green tech subsidiary Njord is seeking to use carbon credits to improve the business case for investments in fuel efficiency technologies for operating assets.

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    Stolt Tankers opts for graphene-based coating for tankers


    Following a successful trial in 2022, Stolt Tankers has signed a two-year agreement to apply an innovative graphene-based marine coating to the propellers of 25 of its vessels in 2023. 

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    Meyer Werft subsidiary inks Damen Shiprepair deal


    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has signed a joint cooperation agreement with MEYER Group. DSC will work with MEYER’s new subsidiary, MEYER RE. MEYER RE offers shipping companies solutions to maximise their vessel’s sustainability, ideally throughout their lifecycle from development and build to supporting them through their operating lives and finally end-of-life recycling.

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    VesselsValue acquisition to bolster Veson offering


    Veson Nautical (Veson) plans to acquire vessel valuation provider VesselsValue. The move will extend Veson’s product offering by adding VesselsValue’s proprietary data and modelling capabilities, as well as the company’s brand and team.

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    Japanese yard inks MoU for UK zero carbon wind service design


    Zephyrus Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mirai Ships, a Japan-based shipyard located in Miyagi prefecture, to build the Zephyrus Zero Carbon Offshore wind service vessel.

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    First Abate-ready notation for jackup unit


    DNV has awarded the first Abate-Ready notation to a jackup unit. The notation was awarded to Vahana Aryan, the flagship vessel of the Dubai-based Vahana Marine Solutions DMCC. The Abate notation is designed to assist the owners and operators of offshore units to identify and implement measures which can lead to reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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    Candidates announced for IMO Secretary-General


    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that seven candidates have been nominated for the post of Secretary-General of the organisation. The term of the current incumbent, Kitack Lim of the Republic of Korea, expires on 31 December 2023.