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    WinGD launches VCR solution for X-DF engines


    Winterthur-based two-stroke engine designer WinGD is adding a variable compression ratio option (VCR) to its engine portfolio, Marcel Ott, General Manager, Application Engineering at WinGD, explained to The Motorship

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    Ulstein signs methanol CSOV deal


    The new methanol/diesel/battery hybrid CSOVs feature Ulstein’s twin stern and propellor system

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    MAN launches new DF genset


    MAN Energy Solutions has launched an auxiliary MAN 35/44DF CD type engine. The engine, which has been developed in collaboration with STX Engine, has been developed to meet demand from the container and LNG carrier markets.

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    ABB package for Havfram Wind’s next-gen WTIVs


    ABB has been awarded the contract to provide an integrated bridge-to-propeller package for Havfram Wind’s two new NG20000X-HF Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIVs). The vessels will be constructed by one of the largest offshore shipbuilders in China, Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd.

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    WinGD inks NH3-fuelled vessel MoU with Mitsubishi


    WinGD and Japanese shipbuilder and technology developer Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of ammonia-fuelled vessels. 

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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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    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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    FCM Methanol LFSS for Chinese newbuildings


    Alfa Laval FCM Methanol has been selected as the low-flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS) on board four dual-fuel container vessels.

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    MSC, LR and MAN ES in ammonia-fuelled boxship study


    Classification society Lloyds Register (LR) is participating in a study project with MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES), Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to examine the possibility of developing a modified design of an 8,200 teu container vessel powered by an ammonia-fuelled dual-fuel engine.

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    Propulsion upgrade helps Oslo Bulk to ensure fleetwide EEXI compliance


    Bulkship Management, the Oslo-based ship manager, has signed a significant contract to implement Berg Propulsion’s straightforward ‘EPL for EEXI’ power limitation solution across 10 ships trading in US Gulf and Caribbean waters. 

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    Airseas validates Seawing wind propulsion during sea trials


    Airseas has successfully validated its wind propulsion system during sea trials

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    J-ENG targets September 2025 for first NH3-fuelled 2-stroke


    Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) plans to complete the first demonstration two-stroke dual-fuel engine capable of operating on ammonia in September 2025.

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    Japanese consortium completes land-based NH3-fuelled engine tests


    A Japanese consortium including Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG), NYK Line, IHI Power Systems and Nihon Shipyard has successfully completed a land-based test for the stable combustion of ammonia as a fuel, using an 80:20 ammonia:natural gas co-firing ratio. 

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    Enova to provide funding for NH3-fuelled coaster orders


    Skarv Shipping, a joint venture between Peak Group and Grieg Edge, has been awarded NOK130 million grant from Enova towards the cost of acquiring three low-emission cargo ships. 

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    New Fuel Technologies Paired With Efficiency Developments For 4-Strokes


    The latest developments in engine efficiency are being applied to the new generation of multi-fuel 4-stroke engines

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    Navantia contract marks first Azipod naval retrofit order


    ABB has been awarded a first contract for the retrofit of its Azipod® units to a naval vessel. Navantia, the Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company, awarded a contract to retrofit the Spanish Navy flagship, Juan Carlos I, with an electrical propulsion system based on dual ABB Azipod units.