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ABB to help decarbonise district heat supply near UNESCO World Heritage area in Denmark

Urban areas account for over 70 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions, with heating and cooling representing the largest share of energy consumption, so delivering sustainable and affordable heating and cooling to cities is a priority in the fight against climate change. ABB will deploy its complete electrical, instrumentation, and control (EIC) package, motors and variable speed drives for the powerhouse of the heat pump, which will be the world’s largest seawater heat pum...

UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050, as greenest ever London International Shipping Week begins

Cleaner and greener channel crossings are expected in the next decade, as the London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW 2021) launches, announced the Department for Transport’s, Robert Courts MP, and The Rt. Hon Grant Shapps MP. Highlights include: UK to push for international shipping emissions to reach absolute zero by 2050, Transport Secretary sets out ambitious global 2050 target, as the UK government launches greenest ever International Shipping Week, and Vision of...

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and TotalEnergies initiate feasibility study of liquefied CO2 carriers

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has initiated a feasibility study with TotalEnergies for the development of a liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carrier. By furthering development of technologies, to reduce the volume of CO2 emissions in the oil and gas industry, MHI Group aims to strengthen its businesses, supporting strategic efforts for energy transition. MHI Group is pursuing a range of measures for a decarbonised society and establishing a CO2 ecosys...

Hyundai Heavy Industries places order for MAN Energy Solutions’ methanol dual-fuel engines for A.P. Moller – Maersk

Hyundai’s Ship-Building Division, HHI-SBD, has ordered 8 × MAN B&W 8G95ME-LGIM (Liquid Gas Injection Methanol) engines, in connection with the building of 8 × 16,000-teu container ships for A.P. Moller – Maersk, the global integrator of container logistics. Hyundai Engine & Machinery Division, HHI-EMD, will build the engines. The order contains an option for a further four engines, with the first of the confirmed vessels due to enter service in Q1, 2024. Methano...

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co.’s CEO, Soren Toft calls for a global approach to R&D and carbon pricing

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has joined other carriers in reiterating support for a global R&D decarbonisation fund and also in backing a potential worldwide market-based measure that would include carbon pricing. On top of MSC’s own substantial efforts to boost fleet energy efficiency and trial a range of new fuels and technologies, specific global initiatives are required to help the shipping industry decarbonise, according to MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company’s CEO Sor...

Another successful repair for Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas by Goltens

Legend of the Seas was built in 1995 and was the most travelled cruise liner in the Royal Caribbean fleet before she was transferred to another cruise line in mid-2017. Before that transfer, however, a casualty on main engine #5 resulted in significant damage to one of the crankpins. Due to the depth of the crack in the crankpin, the crankshaft could not be salvaged by machining and would require replacement. Large crankshaft replacements are a routine job for Goltens and having completed a suc...

Goltens slip ring in-place machining returns coal fired steam turbine to service

Worn slip rings compromise the transfer of current from the rotating component of the generator to the brushes. With time, these can result in poor power transmission and the worst cases arcing and potentially a ring fire resulting in a forced outage. Goltens Rotterdam’s in-place machining experts got the call to machine two sets of slip rings on a 43-year-old BBC generator with heavily worn slip rings. Evaluation with a straight edge showed a highly uneven wear pattern across the surface...

Wilhelmsen Ship Management appointed ship manager for the first Turkish-flagged FSRU

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (Wilhelmsen) is proud to announce the smooth and successful takeover of Ertuğrul Gazi, the first Turkish-flagged floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) vessel. The new-build FSRU, built at Hyundai Heavy Industries, South Korea, is owned by the Turkish state-owned crude oil and natural gas pipeline corporation, BOTAŞ. Ertuğrul Gazi FSRU The newly built FSRU completed its sea trials in March 2021 and will operate in the İskenderun Bay The newly built FSRU co...

Edda Wind orders two additional vessels, prepares for IPO and partners with Wilhelmsen

Launched in 2018, Edda Wind owns and operates service vessels, which support the maintenance work conducted, during the commissioning and operation of offshore wind parks. “The Wilhelmsen group’s strategy is very clear, which is to further expand into renewables, by working together with partners and leveraging our expertise and assets. So, finding an opportunity like this, to work with Østensjø and invest in Edda Wind, a growing company, rapidly expanding its fleet wi...

Novenco awarded the contract of HVAC equipment with Lenin Fishing Company for a Wärtsila design 121 m Factory Trawler

Novenco announced that Novenco Norway/Russia has been awarded the contract for the design, supply and commissioning of HVAC Equipment with Lenin Fishing Company for a Wärtsila design 121 m Factory Trawler to be built at Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia. The project will be executed by Novenco’s office in Oslo, Norway. The HVAC equipment will be delivered during the second quarter of 2021. The vessel will be delivered in 2022.

Novenco awarded the contract order for HVAC Equipment to Type 31e Frigate Project

Novenco AS in Norway is proud to have been awarded the contract for design, supply, certification and commissioning of the Chilled Water Plant and HVAC equipment to the Type 31 General Purpose Frigates for the UK Royal Navy. The order is for supply to five vessels and was received from Babcock International Group. The Type 31 Frigates will be built at Babcock’s Rosyth site in Scotland. About Type 31 Frigate Each type 31 Frigate will be 139 meters long. Babcock’s Arrowhead 140...

ENGIE Solutions launch its ‘Healthy Ship’ offering to enhance the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) of ships

The world continues to face the challenges, relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the second wave has sustainably inscribed this virus in everyone’s daily lives, ENGIE Solutions offer air treatment solutions to improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in cruise and naval vessels. In order to improve the comfort, health and safety of passengers and crews in public areas and cabins, ENGIE Solutions designs, implements and maintains solutions suited to existing systems, bringing them together in...

Shenzhen Logistics and Supply Chain Management Association organises the 9th Shenzhen World Port Chain Strategy Forum

With the continuous spread of the international pandemic situation (COVID-19) and the increasing downward pressure on the global economy, the 9th Shenzhen World Port Chain Strategy Forum is being held at the right time. 9th Shenzhen International Port Chain Strategy Forum The 9th Shenzhen International Port Chain Strategy Forum is sponsored by Transport Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, organised by Shenzhen Logistics and Supply Chain Management Association, and co-sponsored by Shenzhen Modern...

Alfa Laval announces the release of the PureCool system, which enables up to 50% methane slip reduction

With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) targeting a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, LNG is becoming a natural choice for ship owners in the transition to carbon-neutral fuels. Methane slip regulations are a possibility on the horizon, but Alfa Laval and global Swiss engine developer, WinGD have already cooperated on a solution. Alfa Laval PureCool system The Alfa Laval PureCool system is the main component in WinGD’s iCER technology The Alfa Laval PureCool...

Bulk, cruise and Ro-Ro operators get smart with Wilhelmsen’s revolutionary digital mooring system

Developed and refined over the past three years, Wilhelmsen's Smart Ropes system is poised to dramatically improve mooring safety onboard vessels. Based on the experience from rigorous testing aboard a working ro-ro vessel, all parts of the system have been refined and improved in readiness for the next phase of installations. Smart unit functions Comprising a patent-pending measuring unit, embedded within the mooring rope, the ‘smart’ unit transmits key tension, time, temperatu...

Alfa Laval releases the PureSOx Express system to provide easy access to scrubber for SOx compliance

For smaller vessels, like handymax bulkers or product tankers, the cost of installing a scrubber for SOx compliance has sometimes outweighed the benefits. Now Alfa Laval PureSOx Express makes it simple for these vessels to continue using HFO and comply with SOx regulations. PureSOx Express The new PureSOx Express is an open-loop PureSOx system, but one delivered as a fully enclosed module. Adapted for a simple and cost-efficient fit on smaller vessels, it reduces the investment cost, engineeri...

Alfa Laval announces their PureBallast 3 water treatment systems are now certified for installation on Chinese-flagged vessels

Alfa Laval’s PureBallast 3 has become one of the first non-Chinese ballast water treatment solutions to be type approved by the China Classification Society. With the Chinese type approval in hand, PureBallast 3 systems can now be installed on vessels that carry the Chinese flag. PureBallast 3 gets type approval certificate Alfa Laval has long had a strong position in the Chinese new-building market" The type approval certificate for PureBallast 3 was issued by the China Classification...

Alfa Laval unveils PureSOx Water Cleaning System (WCS) to offer future-proof flexibility for scrubbing in closed loop

Alfa Laval PureSOx Water Cleaning System (WCS) gives customers the option of scrubbing in closed-loop, either by choosing a fully-equipped hybrid system or by installing a hybrid-ready system, which can be upgraded for closed-loop operation later. PureSOx water cleaning system The local bans on open-loop scrubbing have intensified the interest in hybrid scrubber solutions With the launch of a modular new PureSOx water cleaning system by Alfa Laval, these possibilities become even more attract...

HMM launches two 11,000 TEU containerships equipped with scrubber systems

HMM held a launching ceremony for a newly-built 11,000 TEU containership, HMM PROMISE in Busan in front of about 100 concerned persons, including C.K. YOO (HMM CEO), Hyun-Soo Bong (Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction), and Buwon Kang (Busan Port Authority). HMM PROMISE and her sister ship, HMM BLESSING which was also recently delivered to HMM were equipped with scrubber systems to significantly reduce sulfur emission. The scrubber system was retrofitted to the ship after she was delivere...

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