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    MAN to launch methanol-fuelled 175DF variant by 2026


    MAN Energy Solutions has announced plans to bring a methanol-fuelled variant of its high-speed 175D engine to market by 2026. The launch of the dual-fuel engine, the 175DF-M, will also include the introduction of a retrofit solution for existing 175D engines.

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    Synthetic EALS Linked To Increase In Stern Tube Seal Failures: Report


    Gard, the Norwegian-headquartered marine insurance firm, has recently published research into propeller shaft aft seal damage, which noted a “significant increase” in failures following the 2013 introduction by the US EPA of new Vessel General Permit (VGP) rules.

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    Schottel celebrates 60 years of CPP


    Controllable pitch propellers have been built at Schottel’s Wismar facility for the past sixty years

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    Payback Promise From New Bulbous Bow


    Vehicle carrier and logistics specialist Wallenius Wilhelmsen has implemented a vessel upgrading project entailing the retrofit of a new form of bulbous bow. The scheme promises average fuel savings of at least 6% and a corresponding cut in the recipient ship’s CO2 emissions by 1,400t per annum.

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    Wind-Assisted Ro-Ros For Airbus Trade


    French shipowner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) is preparing to order a new generation of rotor sail-equipped ro-ro vessels for transatlantic service carrying Airbus cargoes.

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    UK Backs Methanol Retrofit Project


    Cummins’ proposal to collaborate with maritime partners in the development and deployment of a methanol conversion kit for its QSK60 engine has qualified for UK research funding.

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    Steerprop Bow Thrusters For Canada’s New Polar Icebreaker


    Steerprop, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance propulsion systems, has been chosen to supply advanced ice-classed bow thrusters to the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Polar Icebreaker. The ship will be designed and built by Seaspan Shipyards as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy. When completed, she will be one of the most powerful icebreakers in the world.

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    First dual-fuel methanol-burning VLCC order confirmed


    China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), the Shanghai-listed shipping giant and daughter company of China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI), has ordered the world’s first dual-fuel methanol-fuelled very large crude carrier (VLCC).

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    Hafnia orders orders Wärtsilä propulsion retrofits for tankers


    Hafnia, the Singapore-headquartered tanker operator, has awarded Wärtsilä the contract to supply propulsion solutions for ten oil and chemical tankers. 

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    Grimaldi Shows Faith In Con-Ro Concept


    Underscoring the Grimaldi Group’s commitment to the ro-ro multipurpose vessel type for long-haul or deep-sea liner service, the G5 newbuild generation is being phased into trade between northern Europe and West Africa.

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    MAN to supply gensets for H2-fuelled Container Feeders


    MAN Energy Solutions has received an order for two shipsets of variable-speed gensets from Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) in India in connection with the building of two short-sea feeder container ships for global logistics company, Samskip Group.

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    WinGD wins first order for methanol-fuelled 82-bore engines


    Swiss marine power company WinGD will supply X-DF-M methanol-fuelled engines for a series of six container vessels to be built at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding in China. The 9,000 TEU vessels will each be powered by an X82DF-M engine built by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD), to be delivered in August 2025.

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    MAN Targets Methane Oxicat Field Tests in Q1 2024


    MAN Energy Solutions has announced that it is developing an oxidation catalyst for four-stroke engines that will significantly reduce methane slip. Called ‘IMOKAT II’ and developed at MAN Energy Solutions’ headquarters in Augsburg, Germany, the research project is currently undergoing testing at the company’s Frederikshavn, Denmark facility.

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    Opinion: Dawn of the Ammonia Age


    This morning’s announcement by Wärtsilä that it is was adding a dual-fuel engine capable of operating on ammonia to its product portfolio is a stunning technical achievement.

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    Wärtsilä launches first ammonia-fuelled 4-stroke engine for maritime market


    Wärtsilä has introduced the marine sector’s first commercially available 4-stroke engine-based solution for ammonia as a fuel. The ammonia solution is now commercially available as part of the Wärtsilä 25 engine platform, which was launched in September 2022.

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    CHEK project releases mid-term results of interaction between energy saving devices


    The EU-funded CHEK project is evaluating the interaction between multiple energy saving devices when installed on a bulk carrier and a cruise ship, and modelling as part of the project is now able to put some numbers on the gains that can be expected for the vessels.

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    Fuel Flexibility Benefits of New Oil


    Chevron Marine Products has released a White Paper that outlines how four-stroke engine operators can benefit from the versatility offered by a new lubricating oil.

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    LR Type Approval for BeHydro’s dual-fuel H2-engine


    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Type Approval to a hydrogen-powered dual-fuel engine developed by BeHydro, a joint venture between CMB.TECH and Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC). It is the first Type Approval for a dual-fuel hydrogen engine.

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    HiMSEN To Target Stationary Market With Pure-Hydrogen Engine


    HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HD HHI-EMD) has clarified that it plans to target the stationary market when it launches a pure-gas four-stroke hydrogen-fuelled engine in 2025, with plans to launch the engine for maritime applications likely to depend on market demand.

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    Steel-cutting for RoRo sailing vessel


    Neoline Armateur has reached a historic milestone with the steel-cutting of its very first sailing RoRo cargo vessel