Maritime Decarbonization: The Path Starts in Norway
Breaking new ground: the all-electric, zero-emissions Future of The FjordsNorwegian cruise vessel offers amazing tourist experience while protecting fragile UNESCO World Heritage environmentFuture of the Fjords, the world’s first all-electric and completely emissions-free ship, launched in April this year by Norwegian tours operator The Fjords, is now operating as a cruise vessel on the spectacular Gudvangen to Flåm route along the Nærøyfjord, Sognefjord and Aurlandsfjord of western Norway.
U.S. Shipbuilding: Sec. Stackley Headlines ASSA-Hosted Roundtable
On April 10, 2013 the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) is hosting a roundtable discussion between member companies and the Honorable Sean Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development & Acquisition (ASN RD&A). ASSA will discuss major issues affecting the entire shipbuilding supplier industry with Secretary Stackley. This members only meeting is collocated (but unaffiliated) with the United States Navy League Sea Air Space Expo 2013 at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland.
Johnson Matthey SCR System Sales Reach Sales Milestone
Johnson Matthey’s Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) group reports that sales of its Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems, which use their own proprietary urea (or aqueous ammonia) injection control systems, have exceeded 3.4 gigawatts (GW) of stationary engine power for applications worldwide. Johnson Matthey has sold its SCR systems for engines ranging in size from a few hundred KW to 20+ MW. In addition, these engines have been fueled by ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD), natural gas, propane, digester gas, landfill gas, dual fuel, blended fuel, Biodiesel or heavy fuel oil (HFO).
MurCal Named as Johnson Matthey SEC Distributor
Johnson Matthey’s Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) group announced the appointment of MurCal , Palmdale, California, as a distributor of Johnson Matthey 3-Way catalyst elements and housings for stationary diesel and gas engines. Steve Clark, Johnson Matthey Sales Manager Systems, said, “MurCal is the premier West Coast distributor of emission control and engine monitoring systems and has a long-standing reputation with its customers as a one-stop shop. Clark said MurCal provides high quality catalytic products and services to stationary engine owners, users and engine fleet service managers.
Johnson Matthey Appoint PICA Emission Control Equipment Distributor
Johnson Matthey’s Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) say they have appointed Power Ignition and Controls Appalachia (PICA), an Equipment & Controls Inc. company based in Monesson, PA, as a distributor of its emissions control equipment, including catalytic converters, SCR systems and oxidation catalysts for gas and diesel engines. Johnson Matthey explain that PICA’s parent company has been servicing the oil and gas industries for over 60 years, and established PICA in 2011 to…
DNV GL Revises Stern Tube Bearing Class Notations
DNV GL has revised its class rules for single stern tube bearing installations and introduced two new class notations, “Shaft align(1)” and “Shaft align(2)”, to help customers better manage the risk of stern tube bearing failure. The new class notations can be assigned to both newbuilds and vessels in service in conjunction with propeller shaft withdrawal. The classification rules covering shaft alignment are formulated to achieve an acceptable distribution of loading on the shaft bearings and lubrication of the aft bearing…
Johnson Matthey’s New Engines for Tier 4 Compliance
To meet the emission limits for of the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards, new engines will come from the factory with low NOx, PM, CO and HC emissions. For existing engines, Johnson Matthey introduces a Tier 4 solution with its compact and efficient integrated SCRT (Selective Continuously Regenerating Technology) system combining its CRT diesel particulate filter (DPF) and SCR technology making it the best available retrofit technology on the market today. Recognizing the need for a compact retrofit design capable of fitting into small spaces…
IMO Sec-Gen Urges Concordia Enquiry to Reach Conclusion
In his opening address to the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee's 91st Session Mr. Koji Sekimizu pushes for publication of Costa Concordia accident report. "As the loss of the Costa Concordia amply demonstrated, those affected are quick to call for action. The international nature of the passengers and crew – with some 70 nationalities involved in the Costa Concordia incident – highlighted the need for an international response, through IMO, to take the appropriate and necessary action in evaluating…
HII Make New Executive Appointments
Huntington Ingalls Industries announces new executive appointments for Investor Relations and Internal Audit. HII appoint Dwayne Blake corporate vice president, investor relations, and Scott Stabler corporate vice president, internal audit, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Blake, formerly the corporate vice president, internal audit, is replacing Andy Green, who is leaving the corporate staff for a position at HII's Newport News Shipbuilding division (NNS). Blake's responsibilities will…
New Concat GT SCR Catalyst Reduces Emissions
New, More Compact, Concattm GT SCR Catalyst Reduces up to 95% of NOx Emissions from Gas Turbines. Latest technology from Johnson Matthey suitable for new or retrofit applications. Now available from Johnson Matthey’s Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) group is the new, more compact extruded ceramic Concat GT SCR catalyst specifically designed for gas turbines. The compact Concat GT SCR catalyst provides a honeycomb structure that gives high performance NOx reduction—up to 95%--with less catalyst required.