ABS Launches Guide for Wind-assisted Propulsion Systems
ABS has published the ABS Guide to Wind-assisted Propulsion System Installation, providing class safety standards when installing wind-assisted systems.The classification society said its new guide is applicable to both Flettner rotors and wing sails, including both rigid and soft sails. These wind-assisted propulsion technologies have been gaining attention as operators seek new ways to reduce fuel costs as well as their environmental footprint.“Wind-assisted propulsion systems…
Wärtsilä EGC Gets CCS Type Approval
Wärtsilä’s Exhaust Gas Cleaning (EGC) system has been Type Approved by the China Classification Society (CCS). This follows the order for the system from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry for installation onboard the ‘New Treasure’, a new Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC). The ship is being built for Associated Maritime of Hong Kong, part of the China Merchants Energy Shipping group.Full scale testing was carried out after its shipboard installation was completed, and the relevant data was reviewed and reported by Dalian Maritime University, as an independent third party.
Partners Developing LNG-fueled VLCC
Partners involved in a new joint development project (JDP) have set out to design a very large crude carrier (VLCC) that will run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel.Lloyd's Register (LR), China Merchants Energy Shipping Co., Ltd. (CMES), CNOOC Gas and Power Group, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (DSIC), and GazTransport and Technigaz SA (GTT) have teamed up to evaluate design options for an LNG-fueled VLCC that uses a prismatic GTT Mark III membrane LNG tank. The scope of the JDP includes reviewing solutions to minimize construction costs for LNG-fueled ships…
MAN D&T Sells 60,000th Turbocharger
MAN Diesel & Turbo marked the sale of its 60,000th turbocharger after 80 years of turbocharger business, during the Marintec 2015 marine trade fair in Shanghai, by making a presentation to turbocharger customer, China Merchants Energy Shipping Co. Ltd. (CMES). The milestone has been reached with the (coming) delivery of 2 × TCA66-21 turbochargers, bound for an MAN Diesel & Turbo MAN B&W 7G80ME-C9 two-stroke engine powering a VLCC. The ceremony took place at the MAN stand at the trade fair where MAN Diesel & Turbo’s CEO, Dr.
Latest Global Shipbuilding Orders
There has been activity in the VLCC, Product Tanker, Container Ship, LNG Carrier, and Car Carrier newbuild markets. China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) are reported to have ordered three plus three 320,000 dwt VLCCs at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding with delivery from end of 2014. In the products sector, Clients of Metrostar Management have contracted six firm plus four option MR tankers from SPP Shipbuilding in Korea for delivery from end of 2014. These vessels replace a previous order for four 3,600 TEU container vessels originally placed by Metrostar in 2010.