Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri hosted a keel laying ceremony in Monfalcone for the ‘MSC Seashore’, the the first of two enriched “Seaside Evo” Class ships for MSC Cruises. When it enters into service in June 2021, the ship will be the company’s longest ship, featuring 339 metres and environmental technology.
Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions has begun construction of the world’s most environmentally friendly RoPax vessel for the consortium Kvarken Link, to operate between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden. A traditional steel cutting ceremony was held at the shipyard on 16 September.
The Italian shipyard VSY launched a motor yacht that incorporates environmental systems to allow navigation in marine protected areas. The 64 meter-long motor yacht Atomic is equipped with a dynamic positioning system designed to minimize the impact on the seabed when anchoring.
Viking Line realized a keel laying ceremony for its new cruise ship ‘Viking Glory’ on 3 June, at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry shipyard in China. The ship, expected to operate in Baltic, is equipped with wind-power driven rotors and environmentally friendly engines.
Spanish ferry operator Baleària has put into service the ‘Eco Lux’ to the Eivissa-Formentera route, the second eco-fast ferry in the series of four that are destined to cover this line. Compared with the ships of the Maverick series, operating this line until recently, the ‘Eco Aqua’ reduces CO2 emissions by around 35%.
Eco Marine Power widened the Aquarius Eco ShipTM project and invited other companies to join this low-emissions ship design initiative. As part of this plan a wider range of technologies will be studied including fuel cells, air lubrication systems & electrical propulsion. This study was started by Eco Marine Power in May 2011.
In line with Korean government’s ‘5 Year Plan for Rebuilding Korean Shipping’ initiative, Korea’s national flagship carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine announced plans to order twenty eco-friendly and highly efficient mega container ships, which are considered to deploy in the Asia-North Europe and US East coast trades.
South Korean Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has delivered to compatriot Ilshin Logistics the world’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s Register and Korean Register. The 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has been verified to be in compliance with the IGF Code.
Indian Cochin Shipyard Limited has inked a MoU with Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation, to jointly design and develop eco-friendly vessels for inland and coastal waterways. Except for supporting Make-in-India programme, the MoU also enables Indian plans for eco-friendly and economic inland transportation under SAGARMALA.
The delivery includes the Energy Storage Container System, an upgrade of the existing Rolls-Royce ship design engineering package to match the new features, an upgrade of the Dynamic Positioning system and the ACON control system, and the new Rolls-Royce Energy Monitoring system, which provides an overview of energy usage onboard.
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