ship engines

ClassNK grants AIP on LPG Reformer for marine engines

Japanese firms Osaka Gas and Daihatsu Diesel received an Approval in Principle from ClassNK for their joint project on an LPG Reformer for marine engines. This was the first AIP granted in Japan for such equipment. The LPG Reformer is designed to convert LPG into synthetic methane gas equivalent to the kind found in LNG.

MAN, DSME, HSD Engine team up on engine digitization

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), ship engines provider HSD Engine (HSD) and German MAN Energy Solutions signed a strategic agreement to cooperate in the field of marine engine systems digitization.

Advance water-in-oil alarm developed to prevent engine issues

NYK and MTI Co. Ltd. have created an advance alarm system, able to detect anomalies on real-time, that water getting in lubricating oil cause. This alarm has already been installed on Haramachi Maru, aiming to prevent such problems and achieve preventive maintenance for the engine.

LNG retrofitting begins for Baleària’s first ferry

Spanish ferry operator Baleària announced it has started LNG retrofitting work for its ferry ‘Napoles’, the first of the company’s six vessels to be converted to run on LNG. The ship arrived Sunday at Gibdock shipyards in Gibraltar, where the modification of the engines and the installation of the LNG tank will be carried out. The works completion is scheduled on 15 February 2019.

USCG: Engine types accepted under MARPOL Annex VI

The US Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance issued a circular to outline how the Coast Guard will enforce MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13.5.1.2 due to the unavailability of engines needed to comply with this regulation.

Joint industry project studies hybridization on tankers

DNV GL and French oil major Total have initiated a joint industry project in cooperation with several industry partners to explore how hybridization in tanker shipping and, specifically, auxiliary engines on small tankers, can reduce operational costs and improve environmental performance. 

Cruise ship with scrubbers floated out

Fincantieri announced the float out of the ocean cruise ship “Viking Jupiter”, which was built for Viking. The cruise ship is equipped with scrubbers and has energy efficient engines to meet with strict environmental regulations. The ship will have a gross tonnage of about 47,800 tons, 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 passengers.

Diesel engines can reduce shipping emissions, report says

The Diesel Technology Forum and the Environmental Defense Fund released a report highlighting the emission reduction benefits that can be offered by the latest clean diesel models. The joint research estimates that replacing older engines in a tug boat with the latest clean diesel model that meets the latest emissions milestones can reduce on average 14.9 tons of NOx emissions per year.

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