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Watch: Partners launch first device converting wave energy to electricity

AW-Energy, the Finnish wave energy developer, has completed the construction of the first commercial 350 kW WaveRoller unit, which is prepared for deployment at Peniche in Portugal. The device converting ocean wave energy to electricity, functions in near-shore locales at depths of 8 to 20 meters and the mechanism can be partially or entirely submerged depending on tidal conditions.

AIDAperla receives largest battery storage system

In light of the opening of Corvus Energy’s first production plant in Norway, Corvus inked an agreement with AIDA Cruises to electrify the first cruise ship of AIDA Cruises; AIDAperla will be the first ship to be equipped with lithium-ion batteries.

K Line to equip vessels with automated kite tech

‘K’ Line (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.) announced its 20-year collaboration with Airseas about installing an automated kite system ‘Seawing’ to K Line’s large bulk carrier. Once the first Seawing is successfully delivered, “K”LINE will contemplate to order up to 50 additional Seawing, the company said in its release.

Wind Win Win: Environment, Engineering and Economics

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Conference, Ms Diane Gilpin, Founder/CEO, Green Shipping Alliance, highlights the benefits of wind technology for the shipping industry. Ms. Gilpin says that the abundance of wind is a great, proven source of propulsive energy, and it can support significant GHG emissions reduction.

World’s largest battery package launched

A Canadian manufacturer of energy storage systems signed a contract according to which it will be provided with the world’s largest battery package for hybrid-powered vessels. The technology will be installed onboard Havila Kystruten’s environmentally-friendly coastal vessels.

​World’s first hybrid cruise ship conducts sea trial

Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen is nearing completion at Kleven Yard. The world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship completed its first sea trials in the fjords along the western coast of Norway. The cruise ship is for the time being undergoing its final outfitting, alongside MS Fridtjof Nansen at Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.

New wing sail technology to be launched

A company that provides eco-friendly products, announced that it is developing a highly efficient wing sail which will generate significant forward thrust on commercial vessels. The vessel will be using wind as fuel in order to decrease the vessel’s fuel consumption.

Watch: Construction begins for zero-emission Ceiba

Sailcargo announced that construction has officially begun for Ceiba, a 148-foot emission-free cargo tall vessel, that will feature a 100% electric engine, solar batteries, panels and wind turbines, to make all auxiliary power 100% renewably sourced. 

Port of Amsterdam, partners to develop major green hydrogen cluster

The Port of Amsterdam announced collaboration with Nouryon and Tata Steel to study the feasibility of a large green hydrogen cluster in the Amsterdam region. The three parties consider green hydrogen as vital for reaching climate targets and building a more circular economy.

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