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EU grants USD 5.6 million for two hydrogen-fueled ships

EU awarded 5 million euros to the European innovation project Flagships, under the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, to support construction of two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels, one in Lyon, France and one in Stavanger, Norway.

Wind Win Win: Environment, Engineering and Economics

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Conference, Ms Diane Gilpin, Founder/CEO, Green Shipping Alliance, highlights the benefits of wind technology for the shipping industry. Ms. Gilpin says that the abundance of wind is a great, proven source of propulsive energy, and it can support significant GHG emissions reduction.

Spirit of Vancouver Island back in operation after LNG conversion

BC Ferries’ Spirit of Vancouver is back on service after its mid-life upgrade, it now runs on LNG. The ship is the second Spirit Class vessel in the fleet to complete the conversion from diesel to clean LNG. The vessel will now operate for another 25 years and is an example of the company’s adoption of clean technology.

Alfa Laval stresses competitiveness of LPG

Alfa Laval announced that, in partnership with MAN Energy Solutions, the Alfa Laval Fuel Conditioning Module (FCM) LPG has undergone successful tests with the first two-stroke, high-pressure marine engine to use LPG as fuel – and has been evaluated for use with ammonia.

Damen launches two hybrid-electric ferries for BC ferries

Damen shipyards launched a pair of hybrid-electric ferries for the Canadian ferry operator, BC Ferries. Both vessels are now fitted out in order to begin operations next year. The vessels will have the capacity of carrying 300 passengers and crew and 47 vehicles.

Gibraltar’s shipyard converts Balearia’s ferry to run on LNG

Gibraltar’s Gibdock shipyard conducted an important conversion project so that the Balearia ferry Napoles can operate using LNG as a fuel. The project took three months and represents Gibraltar’s position as one of the leading, environmentally-friendly facilities in the Mediterranean.

Denmark launches first new-build hybrid ferry on key passenger route

Danfoss Editron, an engineer company, provided the hybrid electric drivetrain system powering a new ferry that is to connect communities of Thyborøn and Agger in north west Denmark. The ferry was ordered to replace the previous one that had been running for over 40 years and reached the end of its operational lifetime.

Watch: World’s first electronic freefall lifeboat

Torqeedo provided the integrated propulsion system for the world’s first electric-powered freefall lifeboat, which is being built by the Dutch builder Verhoef. The vessel recently passed its final drop tests, making it the first fully functional electric lifeboat in the world.

New Australian icebreaker equipped with state-of-the-art steering system

Nuyina, the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel which is being built for the Australian government’s Antarctic Division has gotten unique rudders and steering gear. The project is lead by Damen Marine Component (DMC), who completed the supply and installation of a number of critical systems.

Maersk installs Energy Advisory System to save fuel

Danish offshore shipping company Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has signed a contract with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install an Energy Advisory System on its vessels. The system will use high quality data in order to optimise operations and in the meantime save fuel. 

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