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    Singapore selected for global electrification centre


    ABS has announced that it is establishing a global ABS Electrification Center in Singapore. The centre will have an international focus, supporting electrification projects in the Asia Pacific region and more widely, but will also provide support for the electrification of harbour and coastal craft aligned to the initiatives from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

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    GTT raises wind propulsion funds


    GTT’s venture capital arm has completed a funding round to support the development of automated wind-assisted propulsion systems

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    ClassNK AiP for Chinese Onboard CCS System


    ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an onboard CO2 capture and storage (OCCS) system developed by China Shipbuilding Power Engineering Institute Co., Ltd. (CSPI), a member of CSSC Power (Group) Co. Ltd. (CPGC).

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    DNV: competition for alt fuel to pose challenge in key decade


    DNV has identified carbon-neutral fuel supply constraints as a key challenge for the maritime sector, as the sector is likely to encounter tough competition for greener fuels from other sectors. As a result, the new 2030 maritime emission targets hang in the balance, according to the latest edition of DNV‘s Maritime Forecast to 2050. This increases the importance of considering all alternative approaches to reducing emissions.

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    LR AiP for NH3 dual-fuel 45,000cbm LPG Carrier


    Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its new 45,000cbm LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Carrier design. The design can be ordered with ammonia dual-fuel propulsion.

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    Feasibility studies focus on Japan-Aus CCS logistics chain


    Two separate feasibility studies examining the establishment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) value chain between Australia and Japan are to be undertaken, following the agreement of memorandums of understanding (MoU). In the first, Sumitomo, Toho Gas, and K LINE plans to jointly conduct a feasibility study with Woodside, while the second relates to an agreement between Woodside and Japanese power generation utility KEPCO.

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    Bi-lobe LCO2 carrier tank design granted AiP by DNV


    A 70,000 cbm liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) containment tank developed by Hanwha Ocean for an LCO2 carrier has been awarded an approval in principle (AiP) from DNV at the Gastech 2023 conference in Singapore. The cargo design integrates Hanwha Ocean’s Bi-Lobe cargo hold, a vertical structure that maximises cargo capacity.

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    ABS, GTT and DHT to Collaborate On LNG-Fuelled VLCC Optimisation Study


    ABS, GTT and DHT Holdings, Inc. signed a joint development project at Gastech 2023 to optimise a new, very large crude carrier (VLCC) with liquified natural gas (LNG) propulsion that meets Class and statutory requirements.

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    First LPG carrier air lubrication retrofit contract for Alfa Laval agreed


    Kumiai Navigation, a Southeast Asian LPG tanker and bulk carrier company, has placed the first retrofit order for Alfa Laval’s fluidic air lubrication, OceanGlide for an LPG carrier. The system will be installed aboard a 54,000dwt LPG carrier operated by the company, the company confirmed.

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    K Shipbuilding in Korean-led 12k cbm DF LCO2 carrier joint study project


    Korean shipbuilder K Shipbuilding has launched a joint study project towards the development of a 12,000cbm liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) carrier design with Korean Register (KR), along with industry partners Sunbo Industries and Dongsung Finetec, at Gastech in Singapore this week.

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    Maritime insurers join drive to improve cargo safety


    Two major maritime insurers have signed up to the Cargo Fire & Loss Innovation Initiative

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    NH3 multi-fuel gas supply system receives AiP


    Lloyd’s Register has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Babcock LGE’s multi-fuel gas supply and CO2 cargo handling systems, ecoFGSS-FLEX® and ecoCO2®.

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    DNV AiP for 271,000cbm LNGC at Gastech


    DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate to Hudong-Zhonghua’s new 271,000cbm LNG carrier design. The new design’s increased cargo capacity will make it the largest gas carrier in the world.

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    Auramarine wins methanol fuel supply system orders


    Auramarine has received an order for three methanol fuel supply system packages for a series of hybrid tankers on order in China for Swedish shipowner Terntank.

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    EPS reported to place 3+3 dual-fuel NH3 Newcastlemax order


    Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) is reported to have placed an order for three Newcastlemax bulk carriers with Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, with an option for a further three vessels, according to Chinese-language social media reports and broker reports. The order is understood to be the first order for bulk carriers to be powered by dual-fuel engines capable of operating on ammonia as fuel.

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    Harland & Wolff Pitch For Ferry Business


    Resurgent UK shipyard group Harland & Wolff (H&W) has woven another strand in its business development strategy by pitching for the construction and operation of ferries to serve the Isles of Scilly. The proposal encompasses two vessels for the route linking the archipelago with the southwest English mainland at Penzance, plus a small inter-island ferry.

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    Innovation Norway offers green shipping funding


    Norway’s state innovation agency, Innovation Norway, launched risk-based loans for environmental investments in the country’s short-sea shipping sector.

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    China In New Challenge To European Yards


    China’s shipbuilding industry has reached a new milestone through the production of its first large-scale cruise vessel, the 135,500gt Adora Magic City. An extended trials campaign was implemented by builder Shanghai Waigaoqiao during July with the ship entering its final outfitting phase in anticipation of commissioning into service at the start of 2024.


    Japanese fully autonomous vessel project targets 2025 commercialisation


    The second phase of the Nippon Foundation’s MEGURI2040 project was announced in July 2023. The project, which intends to support the full-scale commercialisation of fully autonomous ship technology by 2025, will focus on demonstrating ship-shore operations using four different vessel types.

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    AiP For Floating CO2 Storage Unit Concept


    DNV has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and MISC Berhad (MISC) for their Floating CO2 Storage Unit (FCSU) concept. The innovative design is capable of functioning as an intermediate CO2 storage unit or as an injection vehicle (known as FCSU-i) for offshore CO2 reservoirs.