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    LR agrees strategic partnership to lead training solutions for methanol as a marine fuel


    Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Green Marine, a Danish consulting service provider that specialises in methanol as marine fuel, have joined forces to offer value-adding solutions to maritime stakeholders that aim to build or retrofit and operate vessels with methanol-as-fuel technology, with a prime focus on training.

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    Greener shore power derived from wastewater


    A Scottish consortium has been awarded a UK Government grant to develop the use of green hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions from vessels while berthed in port.

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    UK announces awards fourth round of clean maritime funding


    The British government awarded USD42 million (£33 million) towards a number of maritime green technology projects on Friday 26 January. The funding was awarded as part of the fourth round of the government’s Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC4) to a number of ports and ship projects, encompassing a range of clean maritime technologies including electric, hydrogen, ammonia, methanol and wind power.

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    First renewable LNG bunker project set to proceed in Oman


    The world’s first large scale renewables-based green LNG project is set to proceed following the expected appointment of Technip Energies as the EPC contractor in early 2024. The project is expected to create the world’s first supply of green LNG for bunkering, with production of low-emission LNG expected to begin in 2027, eventually ramping up to 1m tonnes per year. 

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    French Ferry Upgrade Yields Big Fuel Saving


    The fuel efficiency of Brittany Ferries’ 20 year-old flagship Pont-Aven is expected to improve by around 10% as a result of the incorporation of a duck tail projection at the stern.

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    Perception Study Unpicks Complexity Of Maritime Pathway To Net-Zero


    Thetius, the marine technology research consultancy, has launched a Maritime Alternative Fuels Barometer, measuring the gaps between the shipping industry’s perception of alternative marine fuels and the reality in terms of availability, supply, technological readiness and impact on emissions.

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    LSEG analysis identifies cost pressures from Red Sea diversions


    The incremental costs of diverting a tanker from Asia to NW Europe via the Cape of Good Hope is accounting for an extra USD932,905 per voyage while increasing transit time from 16 days to 32 days according to a report by LSEG Shipping Research.

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    ABB to acquire weather routing business


    ABB has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the shipping business of DTN Europe BV and DTN Philippines Inc. (hereinafter DTN Shipping), expanding the company’s offering in maritime software. This will establish ABB as one of the market leaders in ship route optimisation. 

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    Odfjell opts for Italian ShaPoLi supplier


    Odfjell, the wet products transportation specialist, has selected Italy-based technology developer Oceanly as the supplier of Shaft Power Limitation (ShaPoLi) technology for its fleet. 

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    Rolls-Royce Power Systems opens US remanufacturing service centre


    Rolls-Royce Power Systems Division opened a new Remanufacturing and Overhaul Center on its mtu Aiken campus in South Carolina (USA) on 24 January. The new facility is connected to the existing manufacturing operations and represents a low double-digit million dollar investment.

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    UK Island Ferry Deal Goes To France


    Replacement of the time-served ferries linking the Isles of Scilly with the English mainland is finally in sight through the confirmation of contracts with French shipbuilder Piriou. 

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    Carnival inks 12-month extension of performance based agreement with Wärtsilä


    Carnival Corporation has signed a one-year extension to its Performance based agreement with Wärtsilä, which has been in place since 2017. The agreement, which was due to expire in March 2029, will now be valid until March 2030. It covers the maintenance, technical support, optimisation and fuel saving solutions for 57 cruise ships within the global Carnival Corporation fleet. The contract was signed in October 2023.

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    AiPs for MAN Cryo NH3 FSS


    MAN Cryo has announced that its design for an ammonia fuel-supply system to safely provide ammonia to marine-engine applications has been awarded an Approval in Principle from classification societies, DNV and Bureau Veritas.

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    WinGD expects to claim ‘majority’ of QatarEnergy phase two engine orders


    WinGD is expecting to secure the majority of dual-fuel engine orders for LNG carriers being built in the second phase of QatarEnergy’s newbuilding project. With initial engine and technical specifications confirmed for nearly half of the orders in the second round, WinGD’s X-DF2.0 engines are already the preferred choice to be installed on most vessels.

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    Shanghai and Evergreen team up on methanol


    Shanghai International Port Group and Evergreen Marine have teamed up to supply green methanol to ships in port.

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    Training Academy For Clyde Shipbuilders


    A purpose-designed, shipbuilding training centre is to be constructed for BAE Systems on the banks of the River Clyde to help accelerate the modernisation of Glasgow’s historic industry.

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    Russia plans to accelerate the domestic shipbuilding activities


    Russia plans to accelerate the volume of domestic shipbuilding activities despite the impact of sanctions and the ever growing isolation of the country in the international arena.

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    Fuel uncertainty complicates ship concepts


    Logistics and tonnage needs will influence design choices for both newbuildings and retrofits

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    First successful demonstration of onboard ammonia-H2 cracking


    The successful operation of an ammonia to hydrogen cracker was successfully demonstrated on 18 November on an offshore supply vessel operated by Zumaia Offshore in the Bay of Biscay, according to a project participant. The demonstration was the first of its kind to be concluded, the participants claim.

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    Hybrid MeOH container feeder contract for BMA Technology


    BMA Technology has been awarded a contract by Sedef Shipyard in Istanbul for the delivery of a electrical solution package for two A2B-online dual-fuel container feeders capable of operating on methanol as a fuel.