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Rolls-Royce to install Promas Lite system on four ships

Rolls-Royce has been contracted to install its innovative Promas Lite propulsion system on four Finnlines ships, all to be delivered later this year. Promas Lite is an integrated propeller and rudder system that increases efficiency and is designed specifically for retrofitting to existing ships. Finnlines is part of the Grimaldi Group, which has over three years of experience with Rolls-Royce on a series of projects to re-blade propellers to improve efficiency. The efficiency gains and fuel saving benefits created by these projects has led to this latest contract to equip four Finnlines vessels. In many previous Promas Lite upgrades, the primary goal has been to achieve fuel savings for the customer. Finnlines, however, wished to maximise the efficiency of its vessels while also ensuring the new engine configuration maintained the speeds required on its routes. Successfully striking this balance was key to securing the £3.8m order. Andrew Marsh, Rolls-Royce, President - Services said: "We are delighted to work together with Finnlines to bring the first installation of Promas Lite to the Baltic Sea. Not only will Finnlines achieve a reduction in fuel consumption but also in NOx emissions, helping the company realise its environmental ambitions." Typical fuel savings for Promas ...

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Rewarding the improved fuel efficiency

AkzoNobel's Marine Coatings business, and The Gold Standard Foundation have announced a new and unique methodology to reward the improved fuel efficiency of ships within the international maritime industry. Certification by The Gold Standard for the first of its kind, peer-reviewed methodology will allow ships to generate carbon credits, thus income, for the CO2 emission reductions they achieve. The methodology is based on ship owners and operators converting existing vessels from a biocidal antifouling system to the premium, biocide-free advanced hull coating Intersleek. A baseline emission level is determined for the vessel prior to the application of Intersleek with the same data source then used to determine the emission savings after the application of Intersleek. The carbon credits generated are directly related to reduced emissions as a result of reduced fuel consumption. "This landmark methodology enables ship owners and operators to benefit twice when they invest in Intersleek technology. Firstly, they can increase operational, environmental and energy efficiencies, which reduces fuel costs and emissions and then they can reap the additional financial benefits of carbon credits, which we will share with them," says Trevor Solomon, Intersleek Business Manager. Added Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel's Executive Committee member responsible for Performance Coatings: "This ...

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Seaspan Accepts Delivery of First 10000 TEU SAVER Containership

Seaspan Corporation  announced that it accepted delivery of a 10000 TEU containership, the Hanjin Buddha, which was constructed using Seaspan's fuel-efficient SAVER design. The new containership, which was constructed by Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., is Seaspan's first SAVER design vessel in the company's operating fleet. The Hanjin Buddha will commence a ten-year, fixed-rate time charter with Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. ("Hanjin"). The ship is the first of a total of three vessels to be chartered by Seaspan to Hanjin, and expands Seaspan's operating fleet to 72 vessels. Gerry Wang, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Seaspan, commented "The delivery of the Hanjin Buddha is an important milestone for our Company, as it marks the first SAVER design containership in our fleet and the first Seaspan vessel to be chartered to Hanjin. We look forward to adding another four 10000 TEU SAVER design vessels to our operating fleet during 2014, two of which will be chartered to Hanjin. We continue to see strong interest from liner companies in our SAVER design and are committed to expanding our fleet and providing leading liner companies with state-of-the-art, fuel efficient containerships."    In the onset, I was frank with you propecia before and after has changed my essence. It has become much ...

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Mitsubishi develops Hybrid SOx Scrubber System

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha (MKK) have jointly developed a "Hybrid SOx Scrubber System" that efficiently removes sulfur oxides (SOx) from exhaust gas emitted by marine diesel engines. The Hybrid SOx Scrubber System is the first in Japan to comply with the more stringent SOx emission regulations that will take effect in designated emission control areas (ECA) in 2015. The system is capable of scrubbing exhaust gas from the combustion of fuels emitted from bunker heavy fuel oil to the level combusting more costly low-sulfur fuel oil. By adopting a modular design, the system also facilitates retrofit installations on ships already in service. The Hybrid SOx Scrubber System has two scrubbing system: one that uses circulating with freshwater and the other uses one-pass flow with seawater. Removal of atmospheric pollutants can be effected by either system. The freshwater system is capable of scrubbing exhaust gas from combustions of heavy fuel oil with 3.5% sulfur content to that of low-sulfur fuel oil with 0.1% sulfur content, achieving compliance with SOx emission regulations of IMO (International Maritime Organization) scheduled to go into effect in ECA in 2015. The seawater system is capable of scrubbing exhaust to a level of ...

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ABB is granted AIP for Onboard DC Grid concept by ABS

ABB was granted Approval in Principal (AIP) for the Onboard DC Grid power distribution system by classification society ABS. AIP is a framework used by most classification societies to review and approve innovative and novel concepts not covered by traditional classification rules. In order to be granted the AIP, the Onboard DC Grid was subject to a series of risk assessment techniques to determine if the concept provides acceptable levels of safety in line with current marine industry practice, requirements and standards. The AIP now granted by ABS is a strong tool to support and streamline the design, approval, execution and inspection of new projects. Therefore, the benefits are extended to all parties involved on the shipbuilding process: designers, ship-owners, ship-yards and classification society. "The implications and importance of AIP put ABB in a particularly advantageous position in the global marine market for the Onboard DC Grid solution. Our clients can feel comfortable that the solution can be applied to their next project and the basic concept acceptance and the clear path toward final classification approval for construction has been obtained. They become competitive now and will remain so for the next 20 years and beyond," says Heikki Soljama, head ...

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