Toyota has been participating in the Energy Observer project from the beginning, supporting the use of hydrogen, in line with its Environmental Challenge 2050 which represents the company’s green and sustainable ambitions.
Wärtsilä technology group inked a strategic development agreement with CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited Huangpu Wenchong, shipbuilder, to jointly develop a hybrid powered dredger, with the possibility to extend to other hybrid vessels, as well.
Hyundai Heavy Industries launched a simplified power system to be used by 15,000 TEU containerships, and received Approval in Principle by DNV GL. Traditionally, for conventional containerships, onboard electrical equipment is powered at a low voltage level. Yet, as containerships are becoming bigger, this means that the electricity they consume is increased.
In a recent statement, Eastern Pacific has announced its first class of nine startups for the Eastern Pacific Accelerator powered by Techstars, which were selected from hundreds of worldwide applicants. The class of startups was selected with careful consideration and input from EPS’ Operations, Marine Technical, Commercial, IT, Fleet Personnel, and Management teams, who would work closely with each startup to test their technologies and accelerate their businesses.
GCT Canada welcomed the first vessel to use GCT Deltaport’s Shore Power system, the MSC Meline, on Thurday November 14, 2019. This transformative technology, which was completed in early 2019, allows vessels to plug into the clean electrical power grid at GCT Deltaport and turn off their auxiliary diesel engines while docked, eliminating up to 95 tonnes of air pollutants per vessel, which is equivalent to removing 20 vehicles off the road for one year.
ABS, issued approval in principle (AIP) to the conceptual design of carbon fiber LNG fuel tanks, inspired by techniques common in the space industry, exploring whether composite technology, which is lighter and more cost-effective, offers a competitive alternative in LNG as marine fuel designs, principally for short sea shipping.
Datum Electronics announced a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Strathclyde University, aiming to develop an innovative technology for marine engine condition monitoring. The main goal of this collaboration is to bring together the industry and academia, aiming to address an evident and crucial problem in the industry.
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.
SW/TCH Maritime (SW/TCH) announced its collaboration with Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM), concerning its aim to build and own the ‘Water Go Round’ e-ferry. The project leverages proven technology from partners including BAE Systems and Hydrogenics.
Corvus Energy, a Canadian manufacturer of energy storage systems, announced that it will launch a new battery for cruise ships, Ro-pax and ro-ro with unlimited capacity. According to the company, the Corvus Blue Whale is a fit to applications requiring low charge or discharge rate, in combination with high energy demand.
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