Tuesday, July 23, 2024

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Corvus Energy improves safety and increases the value of marine battery systems by using machine learning and data analytics.  - Credit: Corvus Energy

DNV Awards Cyber Security Type Approval for Corvus Energy's Orca ESS

Corvus Energy, a Norway-based provider of battery energy storage solutions and fuel cell systems for the marine sector, has been awarded a Type Approval from DNV for its Cyber Security Notation on the Control and Monitoring System of Corvus Energy's Orca Energy Storage System (ESS).The Type Approval certificate signifies that Corvus Energy's control and monitoring system, along with its data collection through Lighthouse, has successfully met all the stringent safety, quality…

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1993-built Passenger Vessel Sees 23% CO2 Emission Reduction after Eco-Makeover by Kongsberg

Kongsberg Maritime, a Norwegian maritime equipment and technology specialist, announced a 23% reduction in CO2 emissions on the 121-meter passenger vessel MS Richard With, which is owned by Hurtigruten, a coastal ship operator and adventure travel company.The vessel finished an extensive refit last summer using Kongsberg Maritime engineering and technology and has now completed its first year back in service.Last year, Kongsberg Maritime partnered with Myklebust Verft shipyard to convert three Hurtigruten ships to hybrid technology, promising reduced emissions and quieter operations.

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Praxis Automation to Equip 59 RVOS Offshore Vessels with DP-2 Systems

Praxis Automation, a company specializing in ship automation, electrical propulsion, and dynamic positioning systems, will outfit 59 vessels of Saudi-based Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services's (RVOS) with Praxis DP-2 systems.Under this RVOS fleet-wide contract, new build and existing offshore support vessels will be equipped with Praxis dynamic positioning systems, as well as customised equipment and software for digitization of the fleet in phases agreed with RVOS, one of the…

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Brunvoll to Deliver Propulsion System of New Green Fuel SOV

Danish offshore vessel owner ESVAGT and Norwegian ship designer HAV Design have selected Brunvoll as the supplier of a propulsion and maneuvering system for another Service Operations Vessel (SOV). The delivery will be a repeat of the contracted vessel from last year, known as "The world's first green fuel SOV". Both vessels are built by Cemre Shipyard and will enter into a 10-year charter for Ørsted at their UK East Coast Hub.The delivery from Brunvoll consists of a complete propulsion and maneuvering system…

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Maritime’s Future Fuel Ammonia to the Fore

With ammonia projected to take a leading role in the maritime sector by 2035 as the industry is forced to reduce emissions, we speak with Jonathan Flynn, Director of Clean Energy Solutions at CF Industries. CF Industries recently joined the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, and Flynn weighs in with insights on the ammonia industry as a whole, as well as projections on when Green and Blue ammonia might be available at scale.


NES' Energy Design, Smart Control Systems for GC Rieber's Windkeeper Vessels

Turkish Cemre Shipyard has awarded HAV Group ASA’s subsidiary Norwegian Electric Systems AS (NES) a contract to deliver energy design, and smart control systems for two “Windkeeper” service operations vessels (SOV).The Turkish shipyard is building the Windkeeper for the Norwegian firm GC Rieber Shipping. NES’ scope of work is to manage the complete energy design plus act as system integrator for the vessels’ power system and smart control set-up. NES will supply frequency converters and electric motors for the propulsion system…

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Small but Powerful: Kongsberg Maritime Launches New Retractable Azimuth Thrusters

The Norwegian maritime equipment and technology company Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new series of retractable azimuth thrusters.Kongsberg said that the units, of the ULE PM type, are smaller than competing units but maintain thrust power.Kongsberg Maritime said that because of their compact size, the new thrusters could be used on modern offshore wind, fishing, and naval vessels with limited space on board."The ULE PM type thruster has an integrated electric prime mover mounted very low between the steering gear.

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Schottel to Propel Four China-built Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

Schottel azimuth thrusters will propel four newly built wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) for Ouyang Offshore in Shanghai.The first vessel will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2022, and these vessels will be able to install giant 16 MW wind turbines.To ensure DP mode maneuverability and precise positioning, each vessel will be outfitted with two electrically driven Schottel Rudder Propeller type 430 azimuth thrusters and two Schottel Transverse Thrusters type STT 4."For 70 years…

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Schottel Launches DP-optimized Rudder Propeller for Offshore Wind Vessels

German propulsion specialist Schottel has launched a DP-optimized rudder propeller for the offshore wind market.The company said that the rudder propeller has been developed to meet the growing requirements for W2W vessels to operate efficiently and reliably. "The SRP-D (“Dynamic”) is a further improved variant for highly demanding DP operations in service operation vessels. When developing the SRP-D, extensive CFD simulations and calculations were taken into account," Schottel said.Manfred Heer…

Steerprop's Propulsion Package for Maersk's First Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Steerprop, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance propulsion systems, has won a major order to supply the complete propulsion package for Maersk Supply Service's recently ordered Wind Installation Vessel (WIV). Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine Ltd, which has secured a contract for the construction of the vessel for Maersk Supply Service, ordered the propulsion package from Steerprop.Steerprop's scope includes six ducted L-drive azimuth propulsors with an output power of 4500 kW and two 900 kW Steerprop Tunnel Thrusters for dynamic positioning…

A wind turbine installation vessel being built for Van Oord at Yantai CIMC Raffles shipyard will be powered by five Wärtsilä 32 engines. Credit: Van Oord

Wartsila Steps Up Green Fuel Push with Methanol-powered Ship

Marine and energy equipment maker Wartsila will roll out its first methanol-powered engine in a new ship next year as the group accelerates green fuel technology options for shipping, a company executive said.With about 90% of world trade transported by sea, shipping accounts for nearly 3% of the world's CO2 emissions, yet environmental campaigners say efforts by the sector to cut emissions by 2050 are still slow.While Denmark's AP Moller Maerskhas ordered eight container ships that can be powered by methanol for delivery in 2024…

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Boskalis to Install Power Packs on Offshore Energy Branch Vessels

Dutch marine and offshore energy services firm Boskalis said Monday it would convert vessels within its Offshore Energy division into hybrid vessels through the retrofitting of Energy Storage Systems, or ‘power packs’. "The conversions, which entail a sizable capital investment, will reduce the vessels’ fuel consumption and associated carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions by an average of up to twenty percent. The systems also provide a power supply and energy storage facility while the vessels are docked and contribute to quieter and more efficient operations offshore…

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Kongsberg Maritime to Equip Two More IWS' Offshore Wind Vessels

Kongsberg Maritime will supply integrated equipment packages for two more Integrated Wind Services' offshore wind commissioning service operation vessels, slated for delivery in H1 2024.IWS already has the two identical vessels on order for delivery in 2023, and option agreements for up to two additional vessels, making this a potential six-vessel series.Kongsberg in June 2021 won contracts to design and equip the first two construction service operation vessels (CSOV) for the…


Cummins: New Keel-cooled QSC8.3 600 Horsepower Rating for Marine Vessels

Cummins has introduced a new rating for its QSC8.3 propulsion engine, expanding the keel-cooled solution to 600 horsepower with an engine speed of 2800 rpm."This addition to the QSC8.3 power range means Cummins now offers 493 horsepower - 600 horsepower (368-441 kW) for both keel cooled and heat exchanger solutions," the company said."Cummins is the first engine manufacturer to bring this power dense rating with a keel cooling option to market," the company said."Optimized for use in light-duty applications including patrol boats and parasail boats…

Caption 1: Zinus’ autonomous charging solution will provide fully electric sea transportation for workers going to and from Shell Energy and Chemicals Park in Singapore.

Zinus' Shore Power for Shell's Electric Catamarans in Singapore

Norway-based Zinus, a supplier of shore power products and autonomous solutions for ports and vessels, has secured a contract with Penguin Shipyard International in Singapore for the delivery of a fully automatic charging solution to three electric passenger catamarans Penguin is building for Shell.Zinus' autonomous charging solution will enable fully electric and sustainable sea transportation for workers going to and from Shell Energy and Chemicals Park in Singapore.Zinus’ scope includes three charging towers for installation on land…


ABB Secures $27M Order to Equip Eneti's WTIV Duo

ABB has secured an order of around $27 million to supply Eneti’s two newbuild vessels with advanced power, automation, and control systems for improved safety and performance.The two $330 million wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV) will be delivered to Monaco-based offshore wind construction player Eneti Inc. from the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Q3 2024 – Q2 2025.The vessels will feature advanced power, automation and control systems, real-time performance analytics and electric propulsion from ABB.

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Kongsberg Propulsion for Norwind Offshore's New Vessels

Norwind Offshore, a new offshore wind-focused ship-owning company recently established in Norway by Farstad, Volstad, and Kleven, will install Kongsberg equipment to its two new Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (CSOVs), to be built by VARD."Kongsberg Maritime’s scope of delivery encompasses a combination of systems which will enable the operator to maximize operational windows whilst minimizing overall energy consumption," Kongsberg said."Key to this is the propulsion technology…

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Solstad Offshore Gets Grant to Cut Offshore Vessel Emissions

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore ASA has received an 87 million crowns (~$9.79 million) grant from Innovation Norway to reduce emissions from its fleet.Including the funds from Innovation Norway, the company plans to invest investing more than 300 MNOK ($33.73 million) in battery hybrid conversion projects. Solstad Offshore is planning for a 50% global fleet emission reduction by 2030, with eleven vessels planned to be upgraded over the next three years. The vessels will undergo battery hybrid conversions and will be able to connect to shore power in ports and harbors.