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Danfoss partners with Zhenjiang Shipyard to accelerate the rate of electrification in China’s marine industry

Danfoss China has signed a cooperation agreement with renowned Chinese shipyard, Zhenjiang Shipyard, to quicken the rate of electrification in the Chinese marine industry. The agreement between Danfoss China and Zhenjiang Shipyard is directly aligned with China’s strategy to boost green shipping and will see the two companies partner, in order to further enhance Zhenjiang Shipyard’s hybrid tugboats, the star vessel of the business’ portfolio. Partnership with Zhenjiang Shipya...

MAN Energy Solutions signs MoU with Mitsui E&S and Mitsui O.S.K.

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitsui E&S Machinery Co., Ltd. (MES-M) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) regarding the low-speed, ammonia-fueled main engine that MAN Energy Solutions is currently developing.   The MoU provides for keeping MOL and MES-M updated on MAN Energy Solutions’ progress in this regard, with the ultimate intention of creating the basis for a more detailed LoI (Letter of Intent) leading to an actual purchasing contract f...

Rolls-Royce launches mtu hydrogen solutions for power generation

Rolls-Royce is further developing its mtu gas engine portfolio for power generation and cogeneration to run on hydrogen as a fuel and thus enable a climate-neutral energy supply. Already today, gensets powered by mtu Series 500 and Series 4000 gas engines can be operated with a gas blending of 10 percent hydrogen. Beginning in 2022, an operation with a hydrogen content of 25 percent will be possible. “After intensive tests on test benches and pilot installations at customers in 2022, Roll...

Rolls-Royce mtu Series 500 gas generator to provide combined heat and power for lubricant manufacturer in Mexico

Raloy Lubricantes, one of the top four lubricant manufacturers and main suppliers for automotive OEMs in Mexico, has selected the new mtu Series 500 generator set from the Power Systems business unit of Rolls-Royce to provide combined heat and power for its manufacturing operations in Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico. The electricity will be used to power operations, while the heat from the exhaust will be used to warm up thermal oil for mixing processes. Thermal energy from jacket heat will be r...

Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engine flies to new heights

Rolls-Royce’s Pearl® 700 engine programme has successfully achieved further important test milestones on its way to certification and entry into service in 2022, reaching more than 8,000 test cycles and more than 3,000 testing hours.   During the test campaigns, the Pearl 700 has proved its reliability and performance under extreme conditions, experiencing cold start temperatures, where fuel viscosity is comparable to honey. The engine has performed equally well in hot condition...

Rolls-Royce, Federal Ministry and the state of Brandenburg strengthen development of hybrid-electric propulsion systems

Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy Brandenburg (MWAE) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to advance the research and development of hybrid-electric propulsion systems for the next generation of aviation in Brandenburg.   The partners agreed on the establishment of development, testing and production facilities, creating an industrial eco-system for hybrid-electric aviation propul...

Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines to power new Gulfstream G800

Rolls-Royce’s Pearl® 700 engines have been selected by Gulfstream to power the company’s latest ultra-long-range business jet, the G800. The engine type was purpose-designed for Gulfstream and is on track to receive its certification next year. It is the most powerful product in the Rolls-Royce business jet propulsion portfolio flying and the exclusive powerplant for the all-new Gulfstream G700 and Gulfstream G800. With more than 3,600 business jets in service today powered by...

Rolls-Royce appoints Grazia Vittadini as Chief Technology Officer Designate

Rolls-Royce announces that Grazia Vittadini, former CTO at Airbus, will be joining as Chief Technology Officer, Designate, to succeed Paul Stein when he steps down next year after almost 12 years leading the pioneering research and technology efforts. Separately, Harry Holt, Chief People Officer, has decided to leave to take up the post of Chief Operating Officer at Vertical Aerospace. His successor will be announced in due course. Experience Grazia, who will join on 2 November 2021, spent...

MAN Energy Solutions announced dual-fuel portfolio passes two million running hours

MAN Energy Solutions has announced that its portfolio of two-stroke, dual-fuel engines have accumulated more than two million operating hours in total, running on LNG, methanol, ethane and LPG. The news comes on the back of the 470 engines the company has received orders for – with over 185 already in service – and all running on the aforementioned alternative fuels.   Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Low-Speed, MAN Energy Solutions, said, “This signifi...

Rolls-Royce supplies mtu solutions for propulsion, automation and digital service on the Avemar Dos ferry

Rolls-Royce's new mtu engines, new mtu ship automation system, and new mtu Go! tool for remote service has well and truly future-proofed the high-speed catamaran Avemar Dos run by Spanish operator Balearia. Four new-generation mtu 20V1163 M84 units replaced the previous 1163 units, taking the vessel to a new level of ecological soundness. Fuel consumption – and with it CO2 emissions – are 8% lower than with the previous propulsion system. Furthermore, the new Series 1163 units deliv...

Rolls-Royce North America selected to power the B-52 Commercial Engine Replacement Program

Rolls-Royce North America has been selected to provide the powerplant for the B-52 Stratofortress under the Commercial Engine Replacement Program (CERP), further extending a long history of powering the United States Air Force. The decision means the American-made Rolls-Royce F-130 engine will power the B-52 for the next 30 years. The Air Force made the announcement after a vigorous multi-year competition. The F130 and its commercial family of engines have accumulated more than 27 million en...

Rolls-Royce and Sanlorenzo add new dimension to partnership with mtu engines and integrated bridge solutions

Rolls-Royce and Sanlorenzo have agreed to deepen their successful cooperation and to give their partnership a new dimension with future technologies in the coming years: Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems will be one of the leading suppliers for Sanlorenzo within the next three years as main propulsion provider for certain yachts of the SL line, delivering mtu 10V, 12V and 16V 2000 yacht engines with a compact IMO 3 solution. Sanlorenzo will also be one of the first builders to equip a...

Babcock cuts steel for Royal Navy’s Type 31 frigate HMS VENTURER at Rosyth

Babcock, the aerospace, defense and security company, was joined by UK Secretary of State for Defense and Shipbuilding Tsar, Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP to cut the first steel for the first of the Royal Navy’s five new Type 31 frigates, HMS VENTURER. Hosted at Babcock’s facility in Rosyth, Scotland, where the Type 31 Inspiration class ships are being built, representatives from across UK and international industry and public service, witnessed the historic ceremony signaling the officia...

Rolls-Royce and Overmarine continue cooperation with future-oriented mtu technologies

Rolls-Royce and Overmarine are continuing their successful cooperation and will move into the future together with new technologies in the coming years. The two partners signed an agreement to this effect at the Monaco Yacht Show. Rolls-Royce will continue to supply Overmarine with mtu Series 2000 engines for its Mangusta yacht family. In addition, options to supply mtu hybrid propulsion and the state-of-the-art mtu NautIQ Bridge integrated bridge solution are part of the framework agreement...

ClassNK joins as signatory to Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization

Over 150 industry leaders and organizations call for decisive government action to enable full decarbonization of international shipping by 2050 - Signatories of the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization urge world leaders to align shipping with the Paris Agreement temperature goal. The private sector is already taking important steps to decarbonize global supply chains. It is indispensable that governments deliver the policies that will supercharge the transition and make zero emissi...

Petredec selects Inmarsat fleet hotspot fleet-wide after consultation with seafarers

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has secured a significant new commitment to its Fleet Hotspot internet portal service, following an extension of its Fleet Xpress service agreement with leading liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) transport group Petredec. Fleet Hotspot has been designed by Inmarsat to give crew onboard access to high-speed connectivity with the freedom to use their own devices. As the owner of one of the most modern fleets of specialized...

Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines sign partnership to cooperate on smart ship and autonomous ship control solutions

To provide customers with complete automation solutions from a single trusted source, Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Robotics announce a new collaboration that will deliver comprehensive remote command, autonomous control and intelligent crew support systems to the marine market and complement Rolls-Royce’s mtu NautIQ marine automation portfolio. As part of this agreement, Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems and Sea Machines, the pioneering developer of remote-vessel command and aut...

Teknotherm at NEVA 2021

NEVA, the International Maritime Exhibition and Conference for Commercial Shipping, Shipbuilding, Offshore Energy, Ports, Inland Waterways and Oceanography is an international shipping, shipbuilding, ports and offshore energy exhibition and the largest maritime forum in Russia. Its aim is to promote the development of the Russian commercial maritime industries and provide a gateway to meet shipping and offshore energy executives under one roof in St. Petersburg, the maritime capital of Russia....

New study reveals vessels using Jotun HPS reported 20% lower carbon intensity in operations

  Based on the latest carbon emissions MRV data published by the EU, it can be seen that cargo vessels using Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) reported a 20% lower carbon intensity on average in operations compared to non-HPS peers in 2019 and 2020.  Cross-checked statistics also indicate lower carbon emissions than from vessels known to be sailing with some “low-friction” foul-release silicone coatings that claim to offer market-leading performance. Only co...

BAE Systems welcomes £85m future submarine program contract

The Ministry of Defense (MOD) has awarded BAE Systems a £85m contract to support early design and concept work on the Royal Navy's next generation of submarines. The contract will enable the Company's Submarines business to progress the early stages of a program to deliver a replacement for the Astute class, helping to sustain the UK's future underwater military capability and support 250 highly-skilled jobs in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Ben Wallace, the Secretary of State for Defense,...

Lynette Jackson appointed as new head of communications at Siemens

Lynette Jackson (49) has been appointed as the new head of global communications at Siemens. She will report to Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG, effective October 1. Jackson takes over from Judith Wiese, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG responsible for HR, Sustainability and Global Business Services, who has been acting as interim head of communications since April. “We are very pleased to announce Lynette Jackson as our new head of...

BAE Systems and Dell Technologies innovate for UK Naval Defense

BAE Systems is working with Dell Technologies on delivering innovative digital capability for the new City Class Type 26 frigates. The first three frigates in this class include HMS Glasgow, a cutting-edge UK-designed ship currently being built on the Clyde in Glasgow.    The collaboration will deliver a Shared Infrastructure to host the ship’s essential systems, including a number provided by third parties, on a single, reliable digital platform. It will take full a...

BAE Systems expands its clean energy footprint with two new projects for maritime sector

BAE Systems, in collaboration with other maritime industry leaders, has secured funding from the UK Department of Transport to design, develop, and demonstrate exciting new power and propulsion technologies for London, with the potential to reduce emissions across global waterways.  Working across two separate projects in the city with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, a ferry operator, and Cory, a waste to energy management company, BAE Systems will use its expertise in providing inte...

£110m contract for high frequency radio communications

A £110 million contract has been awarded to deliver the new Defense Strategic Radio Service (DSRS) to critical military operations. DSRS uses the Earth’s ionosphere, part of the upper atmosphere, to allow radio signals to be sent and received across thousands of kilometers. This allows communications to be rapidly delivered across a variety of domains to service personnel, regardless of whether they are on land, in the air or at sea. The new communications service removes the tra...

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