Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Bloom Energy, a manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cells, announced their partnership on designing and developing a vessel that could be the first large merchant vessel powered by fuel cells that run on natural gas.
Rolls-Royce announced that the first two pre-production units of the new mobile MTU gas engine have successfully completed their performance tests and were accepted by the shipping company Rederij Doeksen at the beginning of December.
RightShip said that it is currently working with AUSMEPA to deliver a prototype Maritime Emissions Portal with the assistance from Rio Tinto to identify a suitable trial port within their network.
Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with Eidesvik Offshore to install a hybrid system with batteries on board of its vessel “Viking Princess”. It will become the first offshore supply vessel in which batteries reduce the number of generators on board. The new energy storage solution will improve engine efficiency, generating fuel savings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Seaspan Ferries Corporation announced the arrival of the Seaspan Reliant, the second of two new dual-fuelled/hybrid ferries to its fleet. The vessel is expected to reduce significantly GHG emissions, while delivering the highest level of efficiency, performance and reliability.
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