Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Figure 1: DSIC GE steam turbine retrofit 3D Model (Photo: GE Marine Solutions)

GE, DSIC Unveil Plan for LNG Carrier Power Conversions

GE’s Marine Solutions and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd. (DSIC) completed a preliminary design for the conversion of a steam turbine powered LNG Carrier (LNGC) to a gas turbine-based propulsion system. The study aims at steam powered LNGCs that offer low fuel efficiency but are not ready to be retired from service. The new design will feature GE’s reliable and compact COmbined Gas turbine, Electric and Steam (COGES) system. According to Yingbin Ma, DSIC Deputy Technical Director…

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Innovation Paving the Way for Marine Industry in 2016

From the price of oil to environmental regulation, 2015 was a year of turmoil and uncertainty for the marine sector. Despite this, there were some common global trends that will define 2016. In December 2015, world leaders met at the COP21 conference to discuss climate change. The event’s outcome marks a decisive move towards a low carbon future focused on achieving the agreed-upon world target of 1.5 degree climate change ceiling. Indeed, despite being the most carbon-efficient form of commercial transport[1]…

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LR Issues AiP for Gas Turbine-Powered LNG Carrier Design

Press release - GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) announced it has obtained Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Approval in Principle (AiP) for the jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design, the two companies announced  at the Marintec China 2015 trade show. “With the AiP in hand, customers can feel confident in procuring a COGES-powered LNG carrier through DSIC, said Brien Bolsinger, Vice President, Marine Operations, GE Marine, Evendale, Ohio. “Operational benefits of gas turbines to naval architects…

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Royal Caribbean to Install Scrubbers on 19 Ships

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) will retrofit 19 of its ships with advanced emissions purification (AEP) systems. These systems, also known as scrubbers, will remove more than 97% of the sulfur dioxide emissions generated by the ships' diesel engines. According to RCL, the move will position the company ahead of all forthcoming International Maritime Organization (IMO) Emission Control Area (ECA) emissions standards, and will ensure compliance with existing European Union (EU) standards.

The GE 25 MW gas turbine.

Talking Turbines with Bolsinger, VP at GE Marine

As the commercial marine market faces increasingly stringent propulsion system emission restrictions and fuel cost pressures, propulsion technologies such as gas turbines can gain traction in more mainstream commercial applications. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News recently spent some time with Brien Bolsinger, GE Marine’s VP of Marine, for insights from this traditional gas turbine power. As GE is mammoth, can you concisely explain the products and services that GE Marine offers to the global marine market?

LM2500 G-T Engine: Image GE Marine

Gas Turbine-Powered LNG Carrier Design Approved

GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) inform they have Approval in Principle (AiP) for their jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design. The AiP, issued by Lloyd’s Register, was sought for this LNG carrier since this is an innovative and novel concept not covered by traditional classification rules. It was late 2013 when the three companies initially announced the gas turbine LNG design and then swiftly set out to obtain AiP. This unique LNG carrier design will afford customers lower life cycle cost…

artist rendering of the GE/DSIC LNG carrier

Gas Turbine Powered LNG Carrier Earns Lloyd’s Register AIP

GE Marine and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) announced at the SMM 2014 exhibition they have received Approval in Principle (AIP) for their jointly developed gas turbine-powered LNG carrier design. The AIP, issued by Lloyd’s Register, was sought for this LNG carrier since this is an innovative and novel concept not covered by traditional classification rules. It was late 2013 when the three companies initially announced the gas turbine LNG design and then swiftly set out to obtain AIP.

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GE, LR Study Gas Turbines for Commercial Ships

GE Marine and Lloyd’s Register report they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to identify potential gas turbine-powered commercial ship projects. GE Marine is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of marine propulsion systems, products and services. Lloyd’s Register helps clients to safely design, build and maintain ships, oil rigs, rail networks and power stations, and is a key player in supporting innovation in shipping - to reduce both environmental impact and to improve ship performance.

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WPI Designated GE Transportation Diesel Engine Distributor

Texas-based Waukesha-Pearce Industries (WPI) informs it has been named a U.S.-based distributor for GE Transportation, a division of General Electric Company (GE) and a global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, mining, marine, stationary power, and drilling industries. “We are honored to be awarded this new distributor partnership with GE Transportation,” said Fred Stow, Director of Sales, WPI. The new GE V250 engine series provides customers with increased reliability, fuel efficiency and compliance with United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards.

The Head of Yara’s Industrial Segment, Yves Bonte: Photo credit Yara

Yara Acquires SCR Systems Provider H+H

Yara International ASA said it has strengthened its position in emissions control for ships, industrial plants and heavy-duty vehicles with its acquisition of H+H Umwelt-und-Industrietechnik GmbH, which produces Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems for secondary NOx (nitrogen oxide, nitrogen dioxide) reduction in marine and stationary land engines. Increasingly stringent environmental regulations, including in the U.S. and Europe are imposing tougher NOx reduction standards on cruise ship…

GE LM2500 (Photo: GE Marine)

Gas Turbine-Powered LNG Carrier Joint Design Announced

GE Marine, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) and Lloyd’s Register announce they have jointly developed a design for a gas turbine-powered LNG carrier. This unique carrier will provide low life cycle cost, high environmental performance and flexible design. The initial LNG carrier design will be built around a GE gas turbine-based COGES (COmbined Gas turbine Electric and Steam) system that will feature one 25-megawatt gas turbine, one steam turbine generator-set and two dual-fuel diesel generator-sets for low power operation and backup.

Wärtsilä 20DF

Wärtsilä Releases ECA Compliant Dual-Fuel Engine

Wärtsilä has now released its Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel  engine for sale in the US market. The engine meets the strict emissions compliance criteria of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 and is now available to American ship owners and operators. The Wärtsilä 20DF is a proven and successful engine, and its release to the US market is in response to the growing demand for natural gas fueled engines. By extending the availability of dual-fuel engine technology…

MV Balder leaving Croatia after installation of ECGC inside new funnel

Clean Marine’s EGCS First to Operate Inside ECA

MV Balder, equipped with Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) from Clean Marine, is reported to be the first vessel in the world to operate this type of system in the U.S. Emission Control Area (ECA). Upon arrival in Baltimore last week, the vessel’s Master sought approval from the coast guard to enter and exit the ECA Zone using High Sulphur Fuel Oil with EGCS, rather than burning the more expensive Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (1% Sulphur content). Clean Marine invited USCG and EPA to observe the EGCS in operation for compliance with the ECA. Officials from the U.S.

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Wärtsilä Launches More Powerful 34DF Engine

Wärtsilä has further developed its dual fuel technology and introduced a more powerful version of its popular Wärtsilä 34DF engine. The Wärtsilä 34DF engine has proven to be a highly efficient and reliable solution for a wide range of vessel applications. The latest version is expected to expand that range even further. Lower fuel consumption of this engine will further improve its environmental performance. Available since 2003, the Wärtsilä 34DF is mainly used in the LNG-fuelled offshore support vessel market, particularly for tugs, ferries, Ro-Ro, Ro-Pax and workboats.

Dual-fuel diesel engine 34 DF: Image credit Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Beefs Up Dual-Fuel Engine

The latest version of Wärtsilä's 34 DF (Dual Fuel) marine diesel engine offers a power increase up to 500kw per cylinder. The Wärtsilä 34DF engine has proven to be a highly efficient and reliable solution for a wide range of vessel applications. The latest version is expected to expand that range even further. Lower fuel consumption of this engine will further improve its environmental performance. Since 2003,  Wärtsilä says that their 34DF has paved the way in the LNG-fuelled offshore support vessel market.

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Wärtsilä 34DF Recieves U.S. EPA Certificate

Wärtsila obtained certification of emission standard compliance from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines. It will enable Wärtsilä to strongly enter the American market with marine engine technology that offers operators and owners the option of using either diesel or gas as fuel. The certification was obtained on January 17, 2013. "The Wärtsilä 34DF is the first dual-fuel engine fulfilling the EPA requirements, and this is a very important statutory recognition of Wärtsilä dual-fuel technology…

Rolls-Royce, Drydocks World to Cooperate on LNG Tugs

Rolls-Royce plc has signed a memorandum of understanding with Drydocks World Dubai to provide systems for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) powered tugs for the Middle East market. The memorandum of understanding was recently signed by Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, and Neil Gilliver, Rolls-Royce, President – Merchant, in Dubai. Rolls-Royce is a leader in the development of LNG technology for the marine industry. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last year approved for sale in the U.S.

Installed C-class Engine: Photo credit Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Marine Gas Engine EPA Approved

Rolls-Royce announce the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its C-class engine for sale in the U.S. market. The C-class is a state-of-the art marine gas engine designed to improve fuel efficiency, dramatically cut harmful methane emissions and meet strict international environmental standards set to take effect in 2016. The EPA Certificate of Conformity is issued for the C-engine range from Rolls-Royce. These engines are already in operation on car ferries and coastal ferries in Europe…