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  • Oceanbird announced that MV Tirranna, a 7,600 ceu large car and truck carrier, would be retrofitted with the first installation of its wing sail solution in 2024
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    First Oceanbird Wing Sail retrofit on LCTC in 2024

    2023-01-27T13:46:00Z

    Oceanbird, the joint venture between Alfa Laval and shipowner Wallenius Wilhelmsen, confirmed that they were planning to retrofit the first installation of the company’s new Oceanbird Wing 560 solution aboard a large car and truck carrier (LCTC), MV Tirranna, in 2024.

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    DMC to supply rudders for German frigates

    2023-01-26T15:32:00Z

    DMC is to supply eight rudders for four F126 frigates currently under construction for the German navy

  • Norsepower signs agreement with Socatra to install two Rotor Sails on an MR Tanker
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    Socatra to retrofit Norsepower Rotor Sails on MR tanker

    2023-01-26T12:54:00Z

    French ship owner and operator Socatra has signed an agreement with Norsepower Oy to install two Norsepower Rotor Sails on board a Medium Range Tanker, Alcyone. The installation will be the first for a client in the French market. The 50,000 dwt MR tanker is currently chartered by global energy ...

  • Silverstream will supply air lubrication solutions to six LNG carriers under construction at Jiangnan Shipyard in China.
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    Jiangnan books Silverstream systems for LNGC series

    2023-01-26T12:42:00Z

    Silverstream, the UK air lubrication specialist, has secured an order to provide Silverstream air lubrication systems for a series of LNG carrier newbuildings ordered by Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC Logistics & Services (L&S).

  • ABS is undertaking a joint development project with Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL) and PaxOcean Holdings Pte Ltd to conduct a study project to examine the possibility of converting the main engine of a container vessel to a methanol-fuelled dual-fuel engi
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    ABS, PCL and PaxOcean in methanol conversion study

    2023-01-26T11:36:00Z

    Classification society ABS is participating in a study project to examine the possibility of converting the main engine of a container vessel to a methanol-fuelled dual-fuel engine.

  • Rolls-Royce has announced that it has successfully passed the first test runs of a modified mtu Series 4000 12-cylinder gas engine operating on pure hydrogen. The tests produced "very good results in terms of efficiency, power, emissions and combustion."
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    Rolls-Royce Power Systems achieves 100% H2 operation

    2023-01-18T10:42:00Z

    Rolls-Royce has announced that it has conducted successful tests of a 12-cylinder mtu Series 4000 L64 gas engine running on 100% hydrogen fuel. The tests were conducted by the Power Systems business unit and were described by Rolls Royce as ”showing very good characteristics in terms of efficiency, performance, emissions ...

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    Solvang orders propulsion upgrade to meet EEXI standards

    2023-01-17T11:41:00Z

    MAN Energy Solutions’ PrimeServ after-service team is to provide a propulsion upgrade for a 2007/2008 gas carrier owned by Solvang ASA. The propulsion upgrade also includes the introduction of main-engine power limitation and optimisation of the existing CP propeller and aft-ship system to enable it to meet impending EEXI regulations.

  • Imabari Shipbuilding formed a capital and business alliance with Japan Marine United (JMU) at the beginning of 2021.
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    New Japanese Engine Force In The Making

    2023-01-16T14:30:00Z

    Japan’s largest shipbuilder is taking a stake in the country’s two-stroke engine production sector. A draft agreement has been signed for Imabari Shipbuilding’s intended 35% equity participation in a company to be created through the spin-off of Hitachi Zosen’s marine engine business.

  • Cargill Ocean Transportation and Mitsui & Co have placed an order with Tsuneishi Shipbuilding for the first methanol-fuelled bulkers.
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    First methanol-fuelled bulkers for Cargill

    2023-01-13T12:00:00Z

    Cargill Ocean Transportation, the shipping arm of Cargill the international trading house, has confirmed plans to order 2 x dual-fuel Kamsarmax bulk carriers from Tsuneishi Shipbuilding in Japan. The order is the first for vessels equipped with engines capable of operating on methanol in the dry bulk segment.

  • Silverstream's air lubrication technology will be installed on four 175,000cbm LNG carriers being built at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC).
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    Air lubrication deal for new CMES LNGCs

    2023-01-11T12:46:00Z

    Silverstream Technologies has signed a deal with China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) to install its air lubrication solution, the Silverstream System, on four 175,000cbm LNG carriers being built at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC). 

  • The four-year WHISPER project plans to combine AYRO's windsail system with Solbian's photovoltaic panel solution with the aim of reducing emissions on a bulker by up to 30%.
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    EU funding for wind-assisted retrofit project

    2023-01-10T10:45:00Z

    A project to install a hybrid wind-solar generation system alongside a tilting windsail system on a bulker and a container vessel has been awarded EUR9.2m from the European Union’s research and innovation fund.

  • MAN ES has confirmed plans to extend the range of LGIM engines to include a 450mm-bore engine in addition to its existing G50ME-C9.6-LGIM and S50ME-C9.7-LGIM options.
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    New Option In Methanol Power

    2023-01-06T10:18:00Z

    Methanol-capable two-stroke propulsion options have been extended into a lower power range by MAN Energy Solutions in response to heightened interest in the fuel as a means of reducing shipping’s carbon footprint.

  • HHI-EMD completed the shop test of its methanol dual fuel HiMSEN engine (H32DF-LM) on 15 December at its facility in Ulsan in Korea.
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    FAT complete for HHI-EMD’s first methanol engine

    2023-01-03T11:04:00Z

    The Engine & Machinery Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI-EMD) has completed the world’s first factory acceptance test (FAT) for the methanol dual-fuel HiMSEN engine.

  • ABC’s 20EV23 engine provides a new, fuel-flexible option in the medium-speed market.
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    Evolve Engine Reaches New Power Levels

    2022-12-20T10:50:00Z

    Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) has augmented its medium-speed range with a powerful, multi-fuel engine targeted mainly at passengership, ferry and naval applications. Covering an output range up to 7,200kW, the 20EV23 design is a 20-cylinder development of the Evolve platform, initially introduced just over a year ago in four-cylinder configuration.

  • MAN Energy Solutions will supply a mixed medium and high-speed power package for a second F-class jack-up wind installation vessel under construction at COSCO Heavy Industries.
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    Medium and high speed MAN package to power Cadeler F-Class WTIV design

    2022-12-16T12:42:00Z

    MAN Energy Solutions is providing a unique mixed MAN medium and high-speed engine package for a wind-turbine installation vessel newbuilding project in China. The vessel will feature an engine configuration based on a mixed MAN medium- and high-speed engine concept with 2 × 6L32/44CR + 2 × 9L32/44CR + 2 ...

  • Kongsberg has launched a new ULE PM Type retractable azimuth thruster series
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    New retractable azimuth thruster series launched

    2022-12-15T10:36:00Z

    Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new series of retractable azimuth thrusters, the ULE PM type, which are smaller than competing units while maintaining thrust power. The company expects their compact size makes it applicable to modern offshore wind, fishing, and naval vessel designs in which onboard space is limited.

  • Construction of the first of Conoship's 3,600dwt coaster began in November 2022.
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    Wind-assisted Coaster Orders For Gelibolu, Holland Shipyards Group

    2022-12-14T11:48:00Z

    The delayed beginning of construction of a new generation of short-sea cargo vessel has begun at Turkish shipyard Gelibolu, with a further five vessels on order at Holland Shipyards Group.

  • TORM has awarded MAN ES the contract to deliver its PrimeServ Assist digital service to 31 vessels in its fleet.
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    TORM opts for PrimeServ Assist for multiple vessels in fleet

    2022-12-13T11:38:00Z

    MAN Energy Solutions has announced that it has won a contract from Danish shipping company, TORM, to deliver its PrimeServ Assist digital service to 31 vessels in the TORM fleet.

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    New white paper focuses on integrated exhaust management solutions

    2022-12-13T11:33:00Z

    A new white paper from KBB and Eminox offers insights to help ship operators and owners navigate minimising emissions from internal combustion engines in a net zero future.

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    J-ENG reaches UE engine milestone

    2022-12-08T13:52:00Z

    J-ENG has reached the milestone of 40 million horsepower in cumulative UE engine production