Norwegian ferry company Norled announced it has won a contract for the development, construction and operation of the world’s first hydrogen-electric ferry, where at least 50% of the energy requirement is covered by hydrogen. Today, there are no comparable hydrogen powered vessels in operation.
An underwater drone that can keep watch on reef health and accurately identify and inject the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish is ready to be put to the test on the Great Barrier Reef, as a result of a collaboration between QUT, Google and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
‘Energy Observer’, the world’s first ship powered by renewables and hydrogen, arrived at Flisvos Marina in Athens. The Greek capital is the 20th stopover of its world tour, which aims to raise awareness on energy transition. Because it is powered by renewables, and due to its double storage composed of batteries and hydrogen, the vessel can achieve energy autonomy.
During Singapore International Energy, Paul Gardner, Segment Director – Storage at DNV GL talked about the growing and critical need for optimized storage solutions and the likely technology developments in the future, as the electricity demand increases.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind announced that Clemson University in South Carolina will test and verify the gearbox and main bearings of the V164-9.5 MW, the world’s most powerful wind turbine. The turbine is most likely to be used for the first round of major offshore wind projects in the United States.
After more than 25 years of operation, DONG Energy’s Vindeby, the world’s first offshore wind farm, was fully dismantled. Vindeby, in the south east of Denmark, was constructed in 1991 as a demonstration project which was to prove whether it was possible to generate green power offshore.
The offshore vessel KL Sandefjord, owned by K Line Offshore, became the first offshore vessel with the DNV GL class notation shore power. The notation verifies the design and installation of a vessel’s onboard electrical shore connection, the so-called “cold ironing”.
Five wind turbines are slowly being towed out into the North Sea, during the summer, in order to create world’s first floating offshore wind farm. The first of the 11,500-tonne turbines has been already put in place at Buchan Deep, 15 miles off the north-east coast at Peterhead.
Eco Marine Power announced that it has begun preparing for sea trials of its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy solution, in co-operation with strategic partners and ship owner Hisafuku Kisen K.K. of Onomichi, Japan.
MOL announced that three of its 50,000 DWT methanol carriers received prize rewarding the most technologically advanced ships. The vessels are the world’s first methanol carriers with main engines that use methanol as fuel.
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