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Study: The true cost of oil-lubricated propeller shafts

On the sidelines of SMM trade fair in Hamburg, Thordon Bearings published a study highlighting the commercial and environmental benefits of seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing arrangements. The study was carried out in response to the increase in oil EAL lubricated sterntube bearing failures.

‘Future of The Fjords’ named Ship of the Year 2018 at SMM

Marking a landmark for shipping electrification, the all electric passenger vessel ‘Future of The Fjords’, owned by Norwegian company The Fjords, has won the Ship of the Year 2018 award at SMM, the maritime trade fair currently underway in Hamburg. 

Joint industry project studies hybridization on tankers

DNV GL and French oil major Total have initiated a joint industry project in cooperation with several industry partners to explore how hybridization in tanker shipping and, specifically, auxiliary engines on small tankers, can reduce operational costs and improve environmental performance. 

Testing begins on first tanker utilising wind propulsion

Norsepower Oy Ltd., together with project partners Maersk Tankers, Energy Technologies Institute and Shell Shipping & Maritime, announced the installation of two Norsepower Rotor Sails onboard ‘Maersk Pelican’, a Maersk Tankers Long Range 2 (LR2) product tanker vessel, targeting an emissions reduction of 7-10%.

BW LPG to convert four vessels to LPG

In a world’s first, Singapore-based BW LPG announced that it has signed contracts including future options for the delivery and retrofitting of four LPG-propelled dual-fuel engines in its fleet, as part of its efforts to prepare for the 2020 sulphur cap.

Five misconceptions of wind propulsion for commercial vessels

Although the last 12 months have seen a significant developing trend on wind propulsion technologies for shipping, the same misconceptions about commercial wind propulsion keep coming around, argues Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of the International Windship Association (IWSA).

First RoPax ferries to convert to LNG

MAN PrimeServ, the after-sales division of the German MAN Energy Solutions, secured a contract to convert two RoPax ferries of the Spanish operator Baleària to dual-fuel operation, the first conversion of its kind in shipping. The engines of ‘Nápoles’ and ‘Sicilia’ will be converted to enable running on LNG.

Rolls-Royce to provide technology for hybrid wellboat

Nordlaks in Stokmarknes, Norway, is building a 385m long and 60m wide offshore salmon farm and has ordered a new hybrid/LNG live fish carrier (wellboat), with Rolls-Royce providing the equipment for both newbuilds. The ships have been designed by NSK Ship Design.

Rolls-Royce introduces new battery system for ships

Rolls-Royce announced that it is launching a lithium-ion based energy storage system for ships. SAVe Energy is a liquid cooled battery system with a modular design that scales according to energy and power requirements. SAVe Energy complies with international legislations for low and zero emission propulsion systems.


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