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.
DNV GL and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, are supporting academic advances in additive manufacturing, the process of 3D printing – for the maritime, oil and gas and other industries, through a four-year research collaboration agreement. The research collaboration will focus on developing industry standards, quality assurance processes, certification and supply chain tracking for the additive manufacturing sector.
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.
Abu Dhabi ports announced that they signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dell Technologies, with the aim of joining their expertise in maritime and IT to develop technology based concepts, solutions and services, mostly for the marine sector.
LR announced the launching of its LR SafetyScanner, which combines applied data science and artificial intelligence to improve health, safety and environmental managers see beyond practices, gain greater insights and move to adopting leading-edge systems, ready for the 21st century.
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