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  • Hurtigruten’s new expeditionary ships have four engines and two large battery packs (image: Hurtigruten)
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    Hybrid schemes find new technologies for old concepts

    2020-04-01T17:35:00Z

    Hybrid ships are not new. Just over a century before The Motor Ship was first published, the SS Savannah is credited as the being the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. It took 29 days, from 22 May until 20 June 1819 to travel from Savannah, Georgia, in the US ...

  • Stefan Nysjö Vice President, Marine Power Solutions at Wärtsilä. (Picture courtesy of Wärtsilä)
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    Thinking systematically about propulsion: Wärtsilä's Stefan Nysjö

    2020-04-01T17:28:00Z

    Stefan Nysjö, Vice President, Marine Power Solutions at Finnish technology company Wärtsilä, takes stock of previous market transitions over the past century and looks forward with anticipation at changes to come.

  • Wärtsilä’s testing of ammonia as a viable fuel for shipping forms part of its future fuels development programme.
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    Wärtsilä ammonia combustion research progresses

    2020-03-25T21:31:00Z

    Wärtsilä has successfully proven the concept of using ammonia as a fuel, and is moving to test the combustion of ammonia in spark-ignited gas and dual-fuel test engines. The company intends to begin field tests with ship owners as soon as 2022.

  • Panos Koutsourakis, Global Leader Technology, Bureau Veritas.
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    The Marine Fuels for the Motorships of the Future

    2020-03-17T14:11:00Z

    A technical pathway is supporting a new maturity in the debate over available GHG reduction options, writes Panos Koutsourakis, Global Technology Leader at Bureau Veritas.

  • Dorthe Jacobsen was emphatic that regulatory and/or financial incentives would be needed for the industry to meet the IMO's decarbonisation targets.
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    Acting to meet long term objectives

    2020-03-09T21:28:00Z

    Dorthe Jacobsen, the head of emissions reduction, fuel and lubricants at MAN Energy Solutions’ two-stroke business in Copenhagen offers her view of the path to meeting the IMO’s 2050 targets

  • Serge Dal Farra, Global Marketing Director at Total Lubmarine, identified the introduction of satellite navigation and progressive automatization in the engine room as transformational changes during his career.
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    Formulating answers to the industry's lubrication needs

    2020-03-04T10:39:00Z

    Serge Dal-Farra, Global Marketing Director at energy major Total Lubmarine, assesses the post-IMO 2020 regulation and provides insight to a radically changing market.

  • Roger Holm believes a combination of operational optimisation, improved connectivity and fuel choice will help to reduce shipping's environmental impact.
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    Wärtsilä Marine President Shares Long-Term Vision

    2020-02-18T10:40:00Z

    Confronting shipping’s environmental challenges will demand new ways of operating as well as new fuels, according to Roger Holm.

  • Luca Volta of ExxonMobil noted that it would take at least three months to get a clearer view of the post-IMO 2020 landscape.
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    Navigating a world of changing fuels

    2020-02-10T11:48:00Z

    The Motorship is celebrating its centenary in 2020, and is marking the occasion with a series of interviews with landmark companies that have grown and thrived during previous periods of rapid technological change. Luca Volta, of energy major ExxonMobil, takes stock of recent events, and assesses ExxonMobil’s ...

  • Martial Claudepierre discussed how the introduction of LNG as a fuel for the maritime sector had required the time-consuming development of expertise across the sector. (Credit: Bureau Veritas)
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    Learning from experience

    2020-02-05T15:47:00Z

    Martial Claudepierre, regional general manager of sustainable shipping at Bureau Veritas, tells The Motorship that LNG is likely to remain the solution for sustainable deep sea shipping after 2030

  • The alternative fuels landscape is evolving rapidly: Norway's decision to fund the development of a hydrogen distribution network is just one significant development since mid-November.
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    Shifting sands in Europe

    2020-01-09T18:20:00Z

    Writing before the full effects of the introduction of the Global Sulphur Cap are fully known, the pace of regulatory developments shows no sign of relenting. Class societies are already providing guidance ahead of the introduction of requirements under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (SRR) for non-EU vessels to submit ...

  • Rolf Stiefel, Vice President Sales, WinGD speaking at The Motorship Propulsion and Future Fuels conference in Hamburg last week.
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    This is no time to hesitate

    2019-11-28T10:56:00Z

    Rolf Stiefel, vice-president WinGD, tells The Motorship that meeting the IMO’s 2030 objectives requires urgent action.

  • The topics covered by The Motorship Propulsion and Future Fuels Conference 2019, held in Hamburg on 19-20 November, are highly topical.
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    Operating with uncertainty: 2019 Motorship Propulsion and Future Fuels review

    2019-11-25T14:11:00Z

    This year’s Motorship Propulsion and Future Fuels Conference, held in Hamburg on 19-20 November 2019, was highly topical, coming shortly after the conclusion of the sixth intersessional meeting of the working group on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships at the IMO.

  • Jim Heath and Robin Townsend of Bureau Veritas’s ship recycling consultancy partner, Marprof Environmental.
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    Looming ship recycling deadlines

    2019-10-03T11:17:00Z

    Robin Townsend of Bureau Veritas’s ship recycling consultancy partner, Marprof Environmental, warned that ship owners need to pay careful attention to ship recycling regulations.

  • Stefan Goranov, Program Manager – Hybridisation at engine designer WinGD.
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    The appliance of data science to hybridisation

    2019-09-11T23:40:00Z

    WinGD will upgrade the second test engine in Winterthur to allow the testing and validation of a hybrid system in a “semi-physical” set-up.

  • Scott Poulter, Executive Director of Pacific Green Technologies
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    Putting the science of scrubber discharge first

    2019-07-29T17:16:00Z

    In a world facing complex environmental challenges, the best legislative responses are always evidence-based. Whether it is a complex decision on transport infrastructure, where to build more houses or whether or not build a waste incinerator, we all hope that the big decisions which affect us, our families, our businesses ...

  • Captain Richard von Berlepsch shared his thoughts on the 'Sajir' LNG conversion project among other topics.
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    A view from the mountaintop

    2019-07-22T09:39:00Z

    Captain Richard von Berlepsch, Managing Director of Hapag-Lloyd’s Fleet Management arm offered his thoughts to the Motorship in a wide-ranging interview at the shipping company’s Hamburg headquarters.

  • Olav Hansen, Senior Principal Consultant in Lloyd’s Register Risk Management Consulting, is a leading authority on the use of hydrogen and is involved in a number of hydrogen development projects. (Credit: Lloyd's Register)
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    Taking the lead on hydrogen safety

    2019-06-11T05:03:00Z

    Lloyd’s Register is focusing on the safety of using hydrogen as a fuel

  • ICS, ASA and ECSA signed an MOU providing a framework for closer co-operation in Singapore in April. Credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
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    ICS, ASA AND ECSA EXPRESS TRADE CONCERNS AT WTO

    2019-05-14T22:37:00Z

    A delegation from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) expressed concern over recent increases in protectionist measures during a presentation at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.

  • Kaj Portin noted existing Wärtsilä dual-fuel LNG engines could be retrofitted to run on 10-15% hydrogen "relatively quickly" (credit: Wärtsilä)
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    Wärtsilä hydrogen research bears fruit

    2019-03-18T15:00:00Z

    Kaj Portin, Wärtsilä’s General Manager of Research & Technology Programs, Engines Technology, discussed progress in developing hybrid solutions to use hydrogen in gas or combustion engines.

  • MAN Energy Solutions’ promotion manager for dual-fuelled engines, René Sejer Laursen.
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    MAN Energy Solutions to undertake ammonia study

    2019-03-12T16:52:00Z

    MAN Energy Solutions plans to embark on a risk assessment on the use of ammonia as a gaseous fuel for propulsion in conjunction with classification society DNV GL.