Vessels & Shipyards

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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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    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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    Space saving concept for methanol-fuelled vessels developed


    Lloyd’s Register (LR), in collaboration with SDC Ship Design and Consult, has developed a new concept for the use of ballast water tanks in place of cofferdams around methanol tanks, allowing ship operators more space for methanol fuel technology.

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    New Fuels Change Lifetime Equation For Equipment


    OEMs, like shipowners, are facing the increasing need to ensure the operational flexibility and fuel efficiency of their power and propulsion systems as expensive new fuels gradually take hold.

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    Concerns about dual-fuel supply chain for engine makers overstated


    While the overwhelming majority of vessels in operation continue to run on compliant conventional fuels, there is an emerging consensus that moving towards a decarbonised future will require assets to have greater fuel flexibility.

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    MOL and Pyxis team up on electric vessels


    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Pyxis Maritime are joining forces on the development and marketing of electric vessels in Singapore and Japan

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    Aegir to introduce remanufacturing with decades-old thruster refurb


    Aegir Marine has launched a project to remanufacture a decades-old ship thruster. The project will take place in a purpose-built remanufacturing laboratory set up by Aegir Marine. It is the first project to be undertaken by a recently-established network of specialist companies and organisations that share knowledge and expertise on the subject of remanufacturing.

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    Hyundai extends Siemens collaboration to shipyards


    HD Hyundai has announced that will collaborate with Siemens to integrate digitalised manufacturing practices in its shipyards. As part of the deal, the two companies will jointly develop a digital platform to streamline its shipbuilding process from design to manufacturing.

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    Hurtigruten ESS and engine retrofit delivers 23% CO2 emissions cut


    Norwegian ferry and cruise operator Hurtigruten has achieved a 23% reduction in CO2 emissions on its 121-metre passenger vessel MS Richard With in the first year of service after the conclusion of a retrofit programme. The extensive retrofit by Kongsberg Maritime saw the vessel’s engines replaced with low-emission Bergen engines and the installation of 2.24MWh capacity battery pack.

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    Alt fuel retrofit ambitions face yard capacity and capability constraints: LR


    A new Engine Retrofit Report by Lloyd’s Register concludes that a shortage of repair yards with experience in conversions may hinder the take up of alternative fuel technology by the existing fleet.

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    KSOE investment deepens SOFC focus


    A subsidiary of HD Hyundai Group, Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd. (KSOE), has signed a strategic investment of EUR45 million (US$47.6m) in a UK-based solid oxide fuel cell developer and manufacturer, Elcogen. 

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    Hydrogen storage system for fish training vessel


    A Norwegian fish training ship will benefit from a Hexagon hydrogen fuel storage system 

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    First reference for Corvus gas-safe PEMFC solution


    In a first for Corvus Energy, its inherently gas-safe Pelican hydrogen PEM fuel cell solution has been specified for a retrofit installation on board a fishing and training vessel operated by a Norwegian educational establishment. The 35-metre long vessel will be the first of its kind, combining both fuel cells and batteries in a fishing vessel.

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    Brunvoll chooses Leclanché for ferry retrofit


    Leclanché is to supply a 940 kWh Navius MRS-3 battery energy storage system for a ferry conversion

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    Newport Shipping adds HRDD to partner network


    Newport Shipping has announced that it has added Chinese Huarun Dadong Dockyard Co., Ltd. (HRDD) to its network of partner shipyards.

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    Strain On Damen’s Romanian Links


    Dutch group Damen has been compelled to give up management and operational control of the Mangalia shipyard, Romania’s largest shipbuilder and the biggest in Damen’s international network. The move has been precipitated by a change in Romanian legislation, but does not affect the organisation’s other, longer-established presence in the country by way of Damen Shipyards Galati.

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    Canadian tug fleet gets an electric boost courtesy of Sanmar


    Sanmar Shipyards has delivered its second electric tug to HaiSea Marine in Canada

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    MAN ES adds Hengli Engine to list of 2-stroke licensees


    Hengli Engine (Dalian) Co., Ltd., (Hengli Engine), agreed a marine two-stroke manufacturing licence agreement with MAN Energy Solutions on 7 July, and plans to enter the marine engine building market. 

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    MAN ES participating in 4-stroke methanol retrofit research project


    MAN Energy Solutions has launched a project to develop retrofit solutions for medium-speed marine engines. The ‘CliNeR-ECo’ project includes partners from industry and research institutes, and will run until the end of 2025. Research association comprising MAN Energy Solutions, WTZ Roßlau gGmbH and TU Darmstadt start ‘CliNeR-ECo’ project.

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    Hapag-Lloyd and Seaspan ink 15+45 MeOH retrofit deal


    Seaspan Corporation (Seaspan), the containership owner and manager, in collaboration with Hapag-Lloyd, have signed a Conversion Commitment Agreement with MAN PrimeServ. The deal covers the retrofit of the main engines aboard 15 container vessels equipped with MAN B&W S90-type main engines to dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-LGIM types capable of operation on green methanol. The Agreement includes 45 optional engine retrofit solutions.