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New finance scheme to help installation of hybrid power systems

A new finance agreement that will enable offshore and marine asset owners to decrease their fuel consumption, costs and emissions has been launched. Namely, Blueday Technology, which designs energy systems, has collaborated with energy infrastructure fund manager SUSI Partners to provide a new financing structure for asset owners.

Wärtsilä accomplishes tech-benchmark with bulk carriers’ hybrid installation

Wärtsilä accomplished a new technology benchmark, by launching the marine sector’s first hybrid installation for a bulk carrier. The system will be installed on the M/V Paolo Topic, a bulk carrier constructed at Japanese Onomichi Dockyard and managed by Marfin Management S.A.M. The project agreement was signed on July 8 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Oakland port sees big drop in GHG emissions with hybrid yard cranes

According to SSA’s Oakland International Container Terminal announced, on July 2, that its $6 million conversion to hybrid yard cranes would cut GHG emissions by 96%. Specifically, the marine terminal, which handles 61% of Oakland’s cargo, now converts 13 massive cargo handlers, also known as rubber tired gantry cranes, from diesel to battery-powered hybrid engines. 

New study presents the potential of hybrid power generation

During the CIMAC conference in Vancouver, Dr Alexander Knafl, MAN Energy Solutions, presented the results of a new study which analyzes the potential of hybrid power solutions ahead of tightening regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

New study examined efficiency of hybrid container feeder

Speaking at the CIMAC conference in Vancouver recently, Dr Alexander Knafl, MAN Energy Solutions, presented the results of a new study, which examined the potential of using batteries in a container feeder vessel, to assess if it is possible to both reduce emissions and save operational costs.

ABS to class its first ‘tri-fuel’ vessel

Harvey Gulf International Marine has chosen the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to class two Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) being retrofitted with a dual fuel as well as battery system. The Harvey Energy will become the first US-flagged OSV equipped with a battery/converter system.

Color Hybrid receives ‘Ship of the Year 2019’ title

The world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid, received the title of ‘Ship of the Year 2019’. Ulstein Group CEO Gunvor Ulstein received the Award from HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, during the Nor-Shipping exhibition on 4 June 2019. It will feature a battery package of 4.7 MWh, thus being able to travel 12 nautical miles only on battery power, charged with shore power in Sandefjord.

Wartsila presents new tech, enhancing dredging efficiency

Wärtsilä presented the Wärtsilä HY for Dredger, a new product based on Wärtsilä’s HY hybrid propulsion technology. Its goal is to improve the efficiency and sustainability of dredging operations. The new technology is able to optimise performance throughout the vessel’s lifecycle. 

Seaspan Ferries adds two new LNG-hybrid vessels

Canadian transport company Seaspan Ferries announced it will be adding two new LNG – battery hybrid ferries to its fleet. With construction scheduled to begin in 2019, the vessels are expected to go into operation in 2021. 

First hybrid rig for low emission drilling offshore Norway

Aiming to open route for low-emission drilling on conventionally powered offshore rigs, Maersk Drilling announced it is entering a series of upgrades to convert its jack-up rig ‘Maersk Intrepid’ to a hybrid rig with low levels of NOx emissions, adding data intelligence to further reduce energy consumption and CO2.

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