Motorship News – Page 2

  • The BW Malacca was the last dual-fuel conversion in a series of 15 LPG carriers owned by BW LPG.

    Dual-fuel retrofit completed for LPG carrier


    BW LPG has converted the main engine of the BW Malacca to dual-fuel with the ship’s MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.2 type engine retrofitted to an MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.5-LGIP dual-fuel type capable of operating on fuel oil and LPG.

  • Flensburger once again shows its mettle in ro-ro construction.

    Flensburg Yard Flags Business Return


    Testament to the revival of shipbuilding in Germany’s northernmost town, a high-capacity ro-ro freight vessel is being readied for delivery by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG).

  • MAN PrimeServ will retrofit the main engine aboard the Daniel K. Inouye to an MAN B&W 7S90ME-GI type capable of operating on LNG and fuel oil

    Matson signs contract for LNG retrofit


    Matson Navigation and MAN Energy Solutions have signed a contract for the retrofit of the main engine aboard the containership Daniel K. Inouye so that it will be capable of running on LNG and fuel oil.

  • Sail systems developed by three companies will form a basis for the new, collaborative Optiwise study.

    Integrated Design Track For Wind Propulsion


    Dutch maritime research institute MARIN has initiated a collaborative project aimed at improving the design and control of commercial vessels using wind propulsion.

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    Shaft generator solution deal


    Shaft generator plus shore connection solution reduces GHG emissions and provides cheaper electricity

  • Mari Innovator, a third-generation built methanol dual-fueled MR product/chemical IMO 2/3 type tanker, delivered September 2021, built by HMD, Korea

    Chevron white paper assesses future cylinder oil needs


    Ship operators will need thermally resilient, low-ash formulations and high cleaning performance from cylinder oils as they begin to use more advanced engines and new fuels, according to a new white paper published by Chevron Marine Lubricants.

  • WinGD X-EL Energy Solutions improves efficiency and reduces emissions

    WinGD introduces battery-hybrid power integration


    WinGD has introduced a new battery-hybrid power integration service, X-EL Energy Solutions, that will be deployed on four LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carriers. 

  • A rendering of the autonomous, hydrogen fuel cell-powered Seashuttle design.

    Funds for autonomous, hydrogen-fuelled container ships secured


    A project to build two hydrogen-powered, remotely controlled and autonomous-ready containerships for delivery by 2025 has secured NOK150 million (€15M) in funding from Norwegian state enterprise ENOVA.

  • Guy Platten, ICS Secretary General, welcomed the appointment of Emanuele Grimaldi as Chairman.

    Emanuele Grimaldi appointed ICS Chairman


    The International Chamber of Shipping’s board has appointed Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director of the Grimaldi Group, as chairman.

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    Approval for LNG supply system


    A new LNG fuel supply system that uses waste heat to convert the fuel from liquid to gas will reduce emissions and cut costs

  • The shop test of MAN ES’ first MAN B&W G70ME-C10.5-GA was scheduled to take place on 21 and 22 June at MAN licensee HHI-EMD in Korea. HHI-EMD was also the licensee that produced the first G-Type engine in 2013 (pictured).

    FAT Tests for first ME-GA engine


    MAN Energy Solutions was planning to conduct Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) tests for its first ME-GA engine on 21 and 22 June at HHI-EMD’s facility in Ulsan, South Korea.

  • The four-cylinder 50-bore Test Engine 1 (pictured) at MAN ES’ research centre in Copenhagen will be rebuilt to support the testing of MAN ES’ new ammonia-fuelled engine. This conversion was expected to be completed by Q3 2022.

    MAN ES To Launch 2nd Ammonia Engine Bore Size


    MAN Energy Solutions has announced that it plans to introduce a second ammonia-fuelled engine size shortly after its 60-bore version. A decision on the additional bore size will be announced in 2023.

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    EU Parliament decides on shipping’s position in ETS


    On Wednesday 22 June, the EU Parliament adopted its position on some key EU laws that are part of the “Fit for 55 in 2030 package” - the EU’s plan to cut GHG emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, and to be net-zero by 2050.

  • Verlume is exploring the development of in-field energy storage and charging infrastructure for offshore wind crew transfer vessels, under the terms of an MoU with electric vessel recharging pioneer Oasis Marine Power.

    Industry MoU to explore new electric wind farm vessel charging concept


    Verlume, an intelligent energy management and storage technologies specialist, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with electric vessel recharging pioneer Oasis Marine Power to explore the creation of new intelligent in-field energy storage and charging infrastructure for offshore wind crew transfer vessels.

  • Two of the E-flexers RoPax vessels being built for Stena RoRo will have a battery capacity of 11.5 MWh. The ferries will be among the world’s largest hybrid ferries when they enter service, operating between Portsmouth in the UK and French ports of St Mal

    Stena to build the world’s largest hybrid vessels


    Two new RoPax vessels being built for Stena RoRo will have a battery capacity of 11.5 MWh, making them the marine industry’s largest hybrid vessels to date.

  • Stern section of Blue Bosporus showing its lifeboat launching platform

    Sling failure caused accidental release during lifeboat drill


    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that weakened hardware and an improperly secured lifeboat sling caused the accidental release of a free-fall lifeboat during a drill aboard the bulk carrier Blue Bosporus in British Columbia in December 2020.

  • An 80,962 dwt bulker, Pyxis Ocean, will be the first vessel to be fitted with BAR's WindWings system.

    Mitsubishi vessel to be retrofitted with Windwings


    Cargill, Mitsubishi Corporation, BAR Technologies and Yara Marine Technologies have announced that Mitsubishi Corporation’s Pyxis Ocean will be the first vessel to undergo installation and deployment of BAR Tech’s wind propulsion technology WindWings.

  • MAN and Greek owners

    MAN and Greek owners make decarbonisation commitment


    Following a meeting during the 2022 Posidonia trade fair in Athens, MAN Energy Solutions and the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) have announced their mutual commitment to a policy of decarbonisation.

  • Michael Kei, ABS Director of Engineering in Singapore; Dr. Foo Kok Sen, Keppel Offshore & Marine Executive Director; Aziz Merchant, Keppel Offshore & Marine Executive Director; Panos Koutsourakis, ABS Director of Sustainability; Ilias Soultanias, ABS Seni

    AIP granted for ammonia-fuelled, ammonia bunker vessel


    ABS has issued approval in principle (AiP) to Keppel Offshore & Marine for the ammonia-fuelled ammonia bunker vessel at the heart of Project Sabre, an initiative from a consortium of leading maritime organizations to develop an ammonia bunker supply chain in Singapore.

  • Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping will become the first shipping company to use Neste Marine™ 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel.

    ESL Shipping first to use new Neste fuel


    Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping will become the world’s first shipping company to start utilizing new low-emission Neste Marine™ 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel in its vessels in Finland and Sweden.