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    ClassNK classifies first Neopanamax onboard CCS retrofit installation

    2024-03-21T15:17:00Z

    ClassNK has issued a SCCS-Full class notation to EVER TOP, a Neopanamax container vessel owned by Taiwanese liner operator Evergreen. The notation signifies that the vessel is now equipped with an onboard CO2 capture and storage (CCS) system.

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    MAN 51/60DF Engine Passes 10 Million Operational Hours Milestone

    2024-03-21T15:17:00Z

    MAN Energy Solutions has announced that its MAN 51/60DF engine has passed the milestone of 10 million operational hours. The company states that, since its market entry, the dual-fuel engine has proved extremely popular with 310 engines currently in service – an increase of almost 100 units since 2022.

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    Policy action key to delivering alternative and conventional fuel cost parity by 2035: Wärtsilä

    2024-03-21T15:17:00Z

    Sustainable shipping fuels could reach cost parity with fossil fuels as early as 2035 with the help of decisive emissions policy such as carbon taxes and emissions limits, according to a new report launched today by Wärtsilä.

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    Safety and supply crucial for the widespread adoption of ammonia as a marine fuel: LR

    2024-03-21T15:17:00Z

    A new Lloyd’s Register report has highlighted the need for industry-wide understanding of the operational and safety challenges surrounding the use of ammonia as a marine fuel, for its adoption as part of the maritime energy transition.

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    Ulsan Port joins DNV Korea’s Decarbonization Network

    2024-03-21T15:17:00Z

    Ulsan Port, a key maritime hub for Asia, has reaffirmed its pledge to environmentally friendly shipping practices by becoming a member of DNV Korea’s Decarbonization Network.

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    Class Tanker and Bulker Expert Team Set Up in Shanghai

    2024-03-19T16:06:36.407Z

    Classification society DNV has established a Tanker and Bulker Expert Team based in Shanghai. The team is expected to help support customers meet strong global demand growth as well as fleet renewal plans in the key dry and wet segments.

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    ABS Cyber Security PDA Certification For MAN CEON Digital Platform

    2024-03-19T16:06:30.827Z

    ABS has awarded MAN CEON, MAN Energy Solutions’ digital platform, its Cyber Security Product Design Assessment (PDA) certification. The certification process involves rigorous assessments to ensure that digital solutions comply with the comprehensive ABS cyber-security guidelines, designed to protect vessels and offshore platforms from cyber threats.

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    Ocean Network Express finalises 1st EUA Transaction

    2024-03-19T16:06:14.307Z

    ONE has announced that it has concluded its first European Union Allowances (EUA) transaction with BNP Paribas.

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    Groundbreaking ceremony for Schottel logistics centre

    2024-03-19T16:06:10.063Z

    A delayed ground-breaking ceremony has been held for SCHOTTEL GmbH’s new logistics centre at its rudder propeller factory in Dörth.

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    TotalEnergies acquires US carbon capture developer

    2024-03-19T16:06:04.823Z

    TotalEnergies has announced that it has agreed to fully acquire Talos Low Carbon Solutions (TLCS), an early-mover American company focused on carbon capture and storage (CCS).

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    K Line inks deal with Japanese gas company to study CCS logistics chain

    2024-03-19T16:05:59.773Z

    Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has signed an agreement with Japanese gas importer, TOKYO GAS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Gas) to conduct detailed studies examining the establishment of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) value chain.

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    First MAN B&W G45 type with EGR bypass for Japanese licensee

    2024-03-19T16:05:54.253Z

    Accelleron has been chosen to supply turbochargers for Japanese engine builder Makita’s first small-bore two-stroke marine engine featuring exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The step follows a successful matching test in which Accelleron’s A255-L turbocharger demonstrated high efficiency, supporting both low NOx emissions and overall fuel consumption on the Makita-built MAN B&W 6G45ME-C9.7-EGRBP engine. 

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    Wärtsilä Lifecycle Agreement for P&O Ferries pair

    2024-03-14T15:09:00Z

    Wärtsilä has signed a Lifecycle Agreement with UK-based P&O Ferries. The five-year agreement covers two vessels, the Pioneer and the Liberté, and is designed to optimise and ensure minimal impact on their operations, while providing maintenance cost predictability. 

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    Breakthrough HiPOS – HiPAP positioning software launched for remote operations

    2024-03-14T15:09:00Z

    An innovative new software solution has been launched by Kongsberg Discovery to enable remote operations of HiPAP and µPAP SSBL acoustic positioning systems, for both crewed and uncrewed survey vessels.

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    Largest MAN ES SCR for Mitsui E&S

    2024-03-14T15:09:00Z

    MAN Energy Solutions has announced the production of a 3.9m diameter Cluster 5 Double Layer SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) catalytic converter for MITSUI E&S Co., Ltd. The SCR unit - the largest the company has ever built - comes ammonia-ready. 

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    DMC rudders for 9,200 ceu PCTCs

    2024-03-14T15:09:00Z

    Damen Marine Components (DMC) has been contracted to supply rudder systems for four new 9,200 ceu (car equivalent units) pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs).

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    TA for Ascenz Marorka cyber-security for digital solutions

    2024-03-14T15:08:00Z

    Ascenz Marorka, a GTT Group company, has announced that it has been granted a type approval for cybersecurity for its digital solutions by the classification society Bureau Veritas.

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    New ultra low-friction antifouling coating launched

    2024-03-14T15:08:00Z

    PPG, the Pittsburgh-based paints, coatings, and specialty materials supplier, has launched a new innovative copper-­free antifouling. The ultrasmooth PPG Nexeon 810 coating offers vessel performance, emissions reduction benefits, while tests suggest that it can also improve fouling control performance.

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    Design Approval for CFRP Hybrid Support for Independent Tanks

    2024-03-12T14:56:00Z

    A newly developed hybrid support structure for independent tanks on board Liquefied Gas Carriers has been awarded Design Approval by Lloyd’s Register (LR), DNV, and the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR). The solution, which was developed by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering, and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, under HD Hyundai Group, is the world’s first application to the independent tank of liquefied gas carriers. 

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    Union Maritime selects WindWings for newbuilding

    2024-03-12T14:42:00Z

    Hong Kong-based Union Maritime Limited (UML) has awarded a contract to China based supplier CM Energy Tech Co., Ltd. (CM Energy) to equip a 114,000 dwt newbuilding with three BARTech WindWings.