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    Grieg orders new ammonia-ready open hatch vessels


    Grieg Maritime Group has ordered four ammonia-ready open hatch vessels, internally dubbed ‘PulpMax’

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    Sener designs new sustainable tanker


    Sener has designed a new sustainable tanker capable of supplying biofuels and storing captured CO2

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    Norwegian clean shipping company eyes NH3-fuelled Ultramax series


    Oslo-based ship owner Pherousa Green Shipping AS is planning to order a series of six ammonia-fuelled Ultramax bulk carriers, based on a modified ship design from Deltamarin.

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    Accelleron to acquire Officine Meccaniche Torino


    Accelleron has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Officine Meccaniche Torino S.p.A. (OMT), the leading fuel injection system supplier for marine engines. The acquisition - in the high double-digit million EUR range - is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.

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    DNV to consult on new VTI index in new Recommended Practice


    DNV has announced that it will launch a Recommended Practice (RP) offering a new, accurate and transparent method for measuring, evaluating, and verifying the technical performance of ships in service. The RP is a direct response to the growing regulatory and commercial pressures within the shipping industry to decarbonise operations and establish a standardised, verifiable procedure for evaluating vessel efficiency.

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    Wärtsilä inks maximised overhaul interval agreement for NYK LNGCs


    Wärtsilä has signed an eight-year Guaranteed Asset Performance agreement with Japanese operator NYK LNG Ship Management. The agreement covers the two Wärtsilä X72DF main engines on an LNG Carrier vessel and is designed to maximise the vessel availability and ensure its operation from dry dock to dry dock. This is achieved by guaranteeing the maximum time between overhauls.

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    Landmark Chinese order for MAN ME-LGIM engines


    MAN Energy Solutions has been awarded an order to supply the first S60 dual-fuel engines capable of operating on methanol. 

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    GE To Launch Smaller SeaJet Pods


    GE Vernova’s Power Conversion business is extending the power range of electrical podded propulsors in its SeaJet power range, adding smaller sized 1.5 MW to 4 MW units to the series.

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    Belgian Maker Unveils Methanol Engine


    Ghent-based medium-speed engine designer and manufacturer ABC Engines has added another string to its bow through the development of a methanol dual-fuel range. Covering the output band from 955kW up to 3,536kW, the new DZD MeOH series derives from the DZ engine family, and addresses the evolving needs of the Belgian company’s target markets in shipping, power generation and rail traction.

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    ABB launches new Dynafin propulsion concept, targets 2025 for full scale prototype


    ABB has introduced a new propulsion concept called Dynafin™. The new propulsion concept is a cycloidal propeller with individually controlled blades. The operating principle allows the unit to utilize a trochoidal blade path, which is analogous to the movement of a whale tail. The new concept has the potential to reduce fuel consumption significantly.

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    Eni inks maritime transport decarb partnership with RINA


    RINA, the classification company, and the international energy company Eni have signed an agreement to jointly develop initiatives focused on the decarbonisation of maritime transport.

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    First engine room BWMS retrofit for Techcross


    Techcross, the South Korea-based ballast water management system supplier, has announced that a BWMS has been successfully retrofitted  in the engine room of a tanker. Techcross patented the ‘Engine Room Solution’ installation method for BWMS systems in 2016, but the installation represents the first reference for a retrofit installation.

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    J-ENG To Add NH3 and Conventional 60-Bore Variants To LSH Range


    Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has announced that it plans to develop a successor to its low-speed UEC60LSE design. The development of the UEC60LSH engine will retain the LSH ultrawide rating concept, and is expected to meet very large gas carrier (VLGC) requirements, as well as Capesize bulk carriers, coal carriers and specialist car carriers.

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    Low-Speed Four-Stroke Family Embraces Methanol


    Accelerating interest in methanol fuel among the shipping community has led to the unveiling of a new engine type in the Japanese low-speed, four stroke mould. 

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    First PEM FC-powered barge launched in Rotterdam


    The first inland cargo vessel to sail fully on hydrogen-fuelled fuel cells has been launched in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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    Canada Boosts Prospects For Smaller Yards


    Canada’s federal government is ready to invest C$2.5bn (US$1.84bn) into the smaller classes of vessel deployed by the Coast Guard. The programme for the modernisation of this sector of the fleet provides for up to 61 craft and vessels of various types to serve in shallow coastal waters, rivers and inland lakes that are inaccessible to larger ships.

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    GTT inks service deal for EPS


    A new technical services agreement will see GTT maintain and operate a global fleet of LNG carriers, and VLEC for EPS

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    Upgraded offshore passenger transfer system


    Palfinger’s marine business will introduce a model of its new, fully 3D compensated Offshore Passenger Transfer System (OPTS) at Nor-Shipping 2023. The new OPTS is intended to meet the offshore wind industry’s need for standardised, cost competitive and weight optimised solutions.

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    Kongsberg Maritime conducts autonomous coastal cargo voyage


    A cargo vessel has completed a demonstration on the northwest coast of Norway operating on a mix of remote and autonomous operations. 

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    New Solution For Wind Turbine Cargoes


    A novel design concept for transporting wind turbine components is embraced by an investment in two new ships ordered to European account from a Chinese yard.