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.
The ‘NACC Alicudi’ became the first with cement carrier with IMO Tier III compliance. The ship was converted in 2017 and became a 120m self-discharging cement carrier. The ship’s cement handling system is based on compressors and vacuum pumps, driven by Tier III engines.
The US Energy Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office released a multi-topic funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The funding, which will be $12 million, regards the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines. The funding will have two topics: Multi-Mode Optimized Fuel/Engine System Development; Bioblendstocks to Optimize Mixing Controlled Compression Ignition Engines.
Crowley Maritime and VT Halter Marine launched new Commitment Class ship “Taíno”, one of the world’s first combination container/ Roll on-Roll off (ConRo) ship, powered by liquefied natural gas, on December 04.
Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine and Houston-based SeaOne Caribbean have inked a letter of intent for the design and construction of at least two large Compressed Gas Liquid carriers. These vessels will be deployed for SeaOne’s Caribbean Fuels Supply Project.
The government of Canada announced a cooperation with US, focusing on the testing and evaluation of design models for the US heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program. The results of this partnership are expected to boost the knowledge and expertise of both countries in icebreaking ship technologies.
ABS announced that the ABS-classed Harvest, an articulated tug barge purpose-built to transport liquefied anhydrous ammonia, has been delivered to a subsidiary of Savage Companies by US shipbuilder Vigor. The Harvest is the first complex liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the US since 1982.
Philly Shipyard, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA, announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent with a blue chip US shipping operating company for the construction and sale of up to four new, cost-efficient and environmentally friendly containerships, with planned deliveries in 2020 and 2021.
The technology group Wärtsilä and Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, in order to develop two flexible gas power plant projects, which could be as large as 450 MW each, in the USA.
On Saturday, March 25, General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched the Palmetto State – the final ship in an eight-ship ECO Class tanker program to be constructed at NASSCO. The ship and her sister tankers are the most fuel-efficient tankers to service the Jones Act trade, with an “ECO” design offering 33 percent increased fuel efficiency and cleaner shipping options.
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