Six Robert Allan-designed ART 85-32W Rotortugs have been delivered to Perth-based Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue). The advanced tugboats – “FMG Dusky”, “FMG Tawny”, “FMG Spinner”, “FMG Hammerhead”, “FMG Blacktip” and “FMG Mako” – were built by Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam and are driven by SCHOTTEL propulsion systems.
With ABB's shore connection technology, three Corsica Linea ferries will cut emissions and noise pollution when berther in the Port of Marseille, France. Instead of running diesel-fueled auxiliary engines, Paglia Orba, Jean Nicoli and Pascal Paoli ferries will use electricity for power at berth.
A packed house of delegates was confronted yesterday with the reality of powering global trade without the use of fossil fuels. At the International Chamber of Shipping’s 2019 Conference - Setting Course for 2050 : Powering Global Trade, more than 30 influential speakers from around the world challenged the shipping community to fully explore the options open to the industry and the decisions it faces – decisions which will have implications beyond the sector’s own boardrooms.
Maritime has released the third edition of its Maritime Forecast to 2050 at London International Shipping Week 2019 (LISW). The Maritime Forecast examines the future of the shipping industry in a rapidly changing global energy landscape. This year’s report focusses on the challenge of reducing the carbon intensity of the global fleet to meet the ambitious targets set by the IMO’s greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) strategy.
Leading Classification Society ClassNK has established a cross-sectional cyber security project team made up of ship and security experts of the Society in order to accelerate its cyber security service in response to the expanding needs of clients.
The InvaSave mobile ballast water treatment system from Damen Green Solutions has demonstrated beyond doubt its capability to help ships meet the incoming D2 standard. All vessels will be required to comply with the standard which came into force on September 8th this year.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has designed the cargo system for the world’s largest containership, MSC Gülsün, which was delivered in July 2019 by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries. She is 400 m long, 61.5 m wide and is the first in a series of 11 ultra-large containerships with a capacity of more than 23,000 TEU. Six of the vessels are being built by Samsung Heavy Industries, and the other five by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
• Siemens to replace four floating power generation barges in the Upper Bay of New York City
• SeaFloat turnkey solution will provide reliable peaking power for New York City’s renewable ambitions
• Boost power generating efficiency by nearly 50 percent
• 20-year long-term service agreement signed
German propulsion manufacturer SCHOTTEL has delivered propulsion units for two 81-metre road ferries to Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. Each of the newly built vessels ordered by Canadian operator BC Ferries will be equipped with two high-efficiency SCHOTTEL Twin Propellers. Once operational, they will serve the Northern Gulf Islands off the coast of Vancouver.
Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Wind-Assisted Propulsion Systems for Ships.
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a unique and patent-pending LNG fuel storage and supply system for two new trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs). The ships are being built by Keppel Offshore & Marine for Van Oord, the Dutch marine contractor. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in Q2 2019.
ABB enters new market segment with order to install Azipod® electric propulsion on board two dry bulk carriers from Germany’s largest bulk carrier company Oldendorff Carriers. Two self-unloading dry cargo transshipment units will be the first bulk carriers in the industry to feature ABB’s Azipod® electric propulsion.
The shipping industry is looking to take advantage of additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, to print spare parts, thereby reducing lead times, costs, stock requirements, and environmental impacts. Certification ensures that AM part users can have the same confidence in an additive manufactured product as a conventionally produced one.
SCHOTTEL GmbH, headquartered in Spay, Germany, is the global market leader for azimuthing propulsion systems. The company has been defying a market environment weakened by the collapse of offshore business (oil and gas production) for years with a progressive product policy and a pronounced customer focus.
Norwegian Coast Guard’s vessel KV Svalbard was on an international environmental research expedition when it became the first ever Azipod®-powered ship to reach the North Pole