energy efficiency

Watch: Spain’s first floater in operation

Ingeteam, who’s responsible for the electrical engineering, completed the commissioning of the first multi-turbine wind floating platform at its final location in the Atlantic Ocean. The WIP10 + prototype is 1.3 nautical miles off the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, specifically on the PLOCAN test bench, in front of the Punta de la Garita.

Watch: Sea Hunter autonomously voyages to Hawaii

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) accomplished a full autonomous navigation of Sea Hunter, medium displacement unmanned surface vessel. Sea Hunter autonomously navigated from San Diego to Pears Harbor, Hawaii and returned without crew onboard, expect few boardings by personnel from an escort vessel to check electrical and propulsion systems.

Watch: Greater energy efficiency to reduce energy demand from 2030

In this video, Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL, and Sverre Alvik, ETO Programme Director, explain the findings of the Energy Transition Outlook. They say that until 2050, energy from renewables will meet 50% of our energy needs. However, currently we are on course to miss the 2⁰C goal by Paris Agreement.

Watch: Which factors shape global energy system by 2040

The resurgence in oil and gas production from the United States, deep declines in the cost of renewables and growing electrification are changing the face of the global energy system and upending traditional ways of meeting energy demand, according to IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2017. 

The importance of energy efficiency in shipping

Funded by the European Union and implemented by IMO, the Global MTCC Network initiative unites technology centres, such as Maritime Technologies Cooperation Centres, in targeted regions into a global network. Their aim is to promote technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector.

Nor Shipping shows “the waterway to a sustainable future”

The video presents the Urban Water Shuttle (UWS), an energy-efficient, high-speed vessel concept for passenger transport. The vessel will be built in low weight and sustainable materials like aluminium, propelled using the latest low- and zero emission energy storage technologies.

New solutions to bring the end of the diesel engine

ABB Marine issued a video, focusing on the use of diesel engine in the shipping industry, which is an efficient way of converting fuel energy into mechanical energy and propulsion, but now could be replaced by other technology solutions, such as battery and fuel cell systems.

Video: Rotterdam joins energy transition

Following the research conducted for drastically cutting back its CO₂ emissions, Rotterdam Port produced a video concerning its ambition to be a global frontrunner in energy transition and to fight the climate change.

Royal Caribbean brings energy efficiency to the High Seas

Royal Caribbean presents ‘Harmony of the Seas’ which is said to be the most energy-efficient and technologically advanced cruise ship ever built. It is equipped with scrubbers and an air lubrication system that allow the ship to float on bubbles.

Lloyd’s: The future for renewable low carbon energy

The video informs on Lloyd’s Register’s research on renewable carbon energy, presenting opinions of industry leaders and experts from around the global sector, on possible technology solutions for balancing the demand for low cost energy with the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and meet climate change goals.

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