Wärtsilä, PSA Marine begin IntelliTug trials in Port of Singapore

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Following the installation of a first-of-its-kind Dynamic Positioning (DP) system onboard the harbor tug PSA Polaris , Wärtsilä, in collaboration with PSA Marine, is carrying out trials of the autonomous tug in the Port of Singapore under real-world conditions.

Wärtsilä and PSA Marine collaborate on clean energy shipping

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The technology group Wärtsilä and Singapore-based PSA Marine will collaborate in the co-creation of smart technologies for the marine sector. With one dual-fuel harbor tug running on LNG already in service, and another joining the PSA Marine fleet by the end of this year, PSA Marine and Wärtsilä have pledged to design and develop more solutions for smart and low-emissions harbor craft. —Peter Chew, Managing Director of PSA Marine.

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MultiSchIBZ consortium developing SOFC APU for marine use

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A consortium led by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH is developing a solid-oxide fuel cell system as an alternative power generation on ships. Project partners are: thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH, Hamburg (Project Management). Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

All American Marine launches new hybrid catamaran

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All American Marine recently launched the Waterman for Kitsap Transit. Featuring BAE’s HybriDrive system, the Waterman is the second hybrid electric vessel built by All American Marine, the first being the Enhydra , WorkBoat’s 2018 Boat of the year.

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FortisBC joins SEALNG to advance LNG as marine fuel

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SEALNG, the multi-sector industry coalition accelerating the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, welcomed Canadian LNG provider FortisBC to the growing coalition. FortisBC has developed truck-to-ship bunkering solutions and technologies in collaboration with its customers to advance the use of LNG in the domestic marine sector. Canada Fuels LNG Ports and Marine

Wärtsilä launches 31SG pure gas engine for marine applications; suited for hybrid systems

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Wärtsilä has launched the 31SG pure gas engine for marine market applications. Following Wärtsilä’s introduction of dual-fuel engine technology in the 1990s, LNG has become established as a viable and attractive marine fuel. —Rasmus Teir, Product Manager, Wärtsilä Marine.

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Ballard Power Systems establishing a Marine Center of Excellence in Europe for fuel cell applications

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—is establishing a Marine Center of Excellence (Marine CoE) dedicated to fuel cell marine applications at the company’s engineering, manufacturing and service facility in Hobro, Denmark. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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Stäubli, SSA Marine and Tritium team to create largest automated electric vehicle charging port program in US

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Stäubli Electrical Connectors, a leading manufacturer of electrical connector solutions, has signed an agreement with SSA Marine to provide automatic charging stations for 33 terminal tractors at the Port of Long Beach. SSA Marine, which manages the terminal at the Port of Long Beach, is transforming 33 diesel-powered tractors by retrofitting them with all-electric drivetrain systems. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure Ports and Marine

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Honda establishes Marine Science Foundation

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Inspired by the Japanese concept of sato-umi —the convergence of land and sea where human and marine life can harmoniously coexist—Honda has established the Honda Marine Science Foundation , a new initiative to address marine ecosystem restoration and the impact of humans and climate change on oceans and intertidal areas. Honda also set out to address human impacts on marine environments, including water pollution and overfishing.

First conversion of a slow-speed marine diesel engine to operate on ethane as a fuel

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ABS has confirmed the successful conversion of a slow-speed marine diesel engine to operate on ethane as a fuel. ABS is a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries. Conversions Fuels Ports and Marine

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UBC researchers find life-cycle GHG benefits of LNG in marine shipping only from high-pressure dual-fuel engines in ocean-going vessels

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Low speed 2-stroke high pressure dual-fuel (LS-HPDF) engines—unlike the other major three marine engine types—operate on the diesel cycle. Emissions Fuels Lifecycle analysis LNG Ports and Marine

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Rolls-Royce introducing completely integrated MTU marine hybrid propulsion systems as of 2020

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The combination of diesel engines and electric motors, in addition to batteries, will offer our customers significant benefits in a variety of marine applications. —Knut Müller, Head of the Marine and Government Business at MTU. Engines Hybrids Ports and Marine

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Caterpillar Marine Power Systems introduces Marine Hybrid System

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The Cat marine hybrid power system uses AKA’s XeroPoint Hybrid system. Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has introduced the the Cat Powered Marine Hybrid System, a complete hybrid propulsion package applicable to all engine platforms. Developed with systems integrator Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), the package utilizes AKA’s XeroPoint Hybrid marine propulsion system and provides fuel savings of up to 25% and corresponding emissions reductions. Hybrids Ports and Marine

Siemens targeting Li-ion energy storage for marine and offshore oil and gas applications; 6MW system to West Mira rig

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As part of a strategy to continue providing low-emissions solutions for harsh offshore operating environments, Siemens has opened a fully robotized and digitalized plant in Norway that will develop and manufacture energy storage technologies for both marine and offshore oil and gas applications.

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Study finds marine workboat engines staying in service two times longer than estimated by EPA; emissions reduction implications

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DTF and EDF’s new report, “ Impact of Updated Service Life Estimates on Harbor Craft and Switcher Locomotive Emission Forecasts and Cost-Effectiveness ”, completed by Ramboll Environ, found the average Category 2 workboat remains in service for 50 years, instead of the 23-year lifespan estimated by the EPA in the 2008 Heavy Duty Locomotive and Marine Rule. Starting in 2015, new diesel engines used in marine applications in the United States were required to meet Tier 4 emissions standards.

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Rolls-Royce launches new Bergen B36:45 marine LNG engine; up to 22% lower GHG than diesel

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Rolls-Royce launched its latest in a series of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled marine engines at the SMM maritime exhibition in Hamburg. —Kjell Harloff, Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine, Senior Vice President – Engines. Emissions Engines LNG Ports and Marine

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Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

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environment renewable energy solar power Creative Greenius EcoAd EcoMedia EducationAd Joe Galliani Marine Exchange Paul Polizzotto Port of Los Angeles WellnessAd wind powerFor those of you wondering what your friendly neighborhood Greenius does when he’s not blogging or hanging out with 999 other climate activists at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training , the answer is he works for a living.

XALT Energy’s XPAND Li-ion battery system achieves 2018 DNV GL type approval for marine vessels; rack system

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US-based Li-ion battery manufacturer XALT Energy’s XPAND Battery system has been certified as acceptable for installation on all marine vessels classified by DNV GL. This Type Approval is an important milestone for both XALT Energy and the marine electrification market.

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Tenneco showcasing new large engine SCR system for marine applications

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Tenneco’s SCR aftertreatment system features a complete dosing control solution specifically designed for marine engine applications up to 7,500 kW or 10,000 hp. Emissions Ports and Marine Regulations

DNV GL launches JDP to drive marine Li-ion battery safety and adoption

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Rolls Royce Marine AS, propulsion and system technology provider. Batteries Ports and MarineClassification society DNV GL has launched a Joint Development Project (JDP), designed to advance the understanding of the use of lithium-ion batteries in the shipping industry.

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National Marine Manufacturers Association endorses use of isobutanol in marine fuel market

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has identified biobutanol as a suitable and safe alternative biofuel to ethanol. Multiple reports show that ethanol blends greater than 10% can cause significant damage to marine engines. As a result, the marine industry has explored biobutanol fuel blends with promising results. We believe that the marine industry will be an important market for Gevo's isobutanol. Biobutanol Ports and Marine

Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

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environment renewable energy solar power Creative Greenius EcoAd EcoMedia EducationAd Joe Galliani Marine Exchange Paul Polizzotto Port of Los Angeles WellnessAd wind powerFor those of you wondering what your friendly neighborhood Greenius does when he’s not blogging or hanging out with 999 other climate activists at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training , the answer is he works for a living.

PowerCell, Siemens to partner on development of marine fuel cell systems; integration into BlueDrive

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In June, a power generating system based on PowerCell’s fuel cell stacks and developed by PowerCell’s Norwegian joint venture Hyon, received the first approval in principle for a fuel cell-based power generating system for marine vessels. In large segments of the marine industry a rapid transition has already started, with increased electrification and decreased use of fossil fuels as strong trends. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Reviewed

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Mercury Mariner Goes Out with a Bang. Ford is retiring the Mercury name, but that hasn’t put a dent in the reputation of the 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid. The 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid comes in two versions. The Mariner is also bundled with innovative high-tech features.

Toyota, TRI-AD, and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance ally to develop advanced automated driving technology

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TRI-AD), and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Specifically, Toyota and TRI-AD will recreate actual traffic accident conditions or dangerous conditions that contribute to accidents in their automated driving simulation environment based on data provided by Tokio Marine & Nichido. Tokio Marine & Nichido will seek to develop an advance claims system to enhance swift claims payment in the future, using data provided by automated driving vehicles.

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Caterpillar Marine developing hybrid tug with Sanmar Shipyards; Advanced Variable Drive

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Caterpillar Marine is collaborating with Sanmar Shipyards in Istanbul, Turkey to build an innovative tugboat with a hydraulic hybrid propulsion system. —Nathan Kelly, Caterpillar Marine Product Definition Engineer. Hybrids Ports and Marine

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Mermaid Marine launches 100% biodiesel capable marine engines in UK

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Mermaid Marine is offering the Citius series of heavy-duty marine engines from AGCO SISU Power—the only common rail engine available approved to run on 100% biodiesel with no compromise in performance. —Mermaid Marine sales executive Julian Osborne. The importance of biodiesel is continuously increasing with biodiesel such as rapeseed accepted as an alternative fuel for use in engines.

Ferguson Marine and partners to develop renewables-powered hydrogen ferry: EU-funded HySeas III project

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Port Glasgow-based Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited has successfully led a European consortium in a bid for EU funding support for the building and launch of the first sea-going car and passenger ferry fueled by Hydrogen. The vessel’s fuel will be produced from renewable electricity marking a paradigm shift towards entirely emissions-free marine transport. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine Power Generation

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Kongsberg selects Leclanché for energy storage solutions for electric and hybrid marine industry; 45 MWh for 9 vessels

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Leading global maritime technology company Kongsberg Maritime has selected Leclanché as its battery partner and supplier of customized marine energy storage solutions. Through the partnership, Leclanché will deliver one of the largest single marine battery system order to date for 9 vessels totalling 45MWh batteries. Batteries Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

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Gulf MARINE fuel with isobutanol meets new biofuel recommendations from National Marine Manufacturers Association

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Gulf Racing Fuels announced that its Gulf MARINE biofuel with isobutanol ( earlier post ) is one of the first fuels on the market to comply with the recent biofuel recommendations issued last week by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). Gulf MARINE fuel is made with Gevo-supplied isobutanol at a 12.5% The new recommendations come after five years of extensive marine industry testing of fuel containing isobutanol.

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IHS Markit: 2020 low-sulfur requirements for marine bunker fuels causing scramble for refiners and shippers

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On 27 October 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced that beginning on 1 January 2020, the maximum sulfur content allowed in marine bunker fuel will be reduced from 3.50% mass by mass (m/m) to 0.50% m/m (35,000 ppm to 5,000 ppm)—five years earlier than many expected.

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FEV and Neander Motors AG showcasing double-crankshaft turbo-diesel outboard marine engine at SAE World Congress

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a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle system technologies, will showcase a turbo-diesel outboard marine engine developed in cooperation with Neander Motors AG at the upcoming SAE World Congress 8-10 April at COBO Center in Detroit. Diesel Engines Ports and Marine

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Saft to supply marine Li-ion battery system to Rolls Royce Marine for hybrid multi-application vessel

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Saft won a major contract from Rolls Royce Marine to supply the specialized marine lithium-ion (Seanergy) battery system for an innovative hybrid multi-application vessel under construction in Denmark for Kystverket, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). It is Saft’s second major contract signed since the end of last year in the marine segment. Batteries Hybrids Ports and Marine

GoodFuels Marine and Boskalis successfully test UPM’s sustainable wood-based biofuel for marine fleet

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Boskalis, a leading global dredging and marine expert, and GoodFuels Marine, a leading provider of sustainable marine biofuels to the global commercial shipping fleet, have successfully performed live tests on a sustainable wood-based drop-in biofuel called UPM BioVerno. The fuel supplied by Finland-based UPM Biofuels is the first biofuel derived from wood residue used in a marine fleet.

2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Reviewed

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Mercury Mariner Goes Out with a Bang. Ford is retiring the Mercury name, but that hasn’t put a dent in the reputation of the 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid. The 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid comes in two versions. The Mariner is also bundled with innovative high-tech features.

Mærsk Group exploring use of lignin-based marine biofuels; CyclOx and B21st

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Mærsk Group is currently involved in two projects focused on realizing the marine fuel potential of one of the world’s most abundant and sustainable biomass resources: lignin. Global Biofuel Potentials For Marine Engines (B21st report, Sep 2012).

Forecast: marine hybrid propulsion market to reach $4.5B by 2022

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A market study recently published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) projected that revenue from the global marine hybrid propulsion market will rise from US$2.24 According to the report, the diesel-electric system is the most common technology configuration utilized in the global marine hybrid propulsion market. Among end users, ferries dominate the global marine hybrid propulsion market in terms of installation.

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UK companies in $2.5M project to develop marine magnetically geared propulsion motor; potential 10% efficiency gain

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Rolls Royce, magnetic gear company Magnomatics and electric motor company ATB Laurence Scott are partnering in a two-year, £1.7-million (US$2.5-million) project to develop an electric Magnetically Geared Propulsion Motor (MGPM) for marine applications. Motors Ports and Marine

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Ricardo and Recycling Technologies to characterize Plaxx plastic-waste-derived-fuel for marine applications

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The company, a 2013 spin-out from the University, is now working with Ricardo to characterize the use of this recycled, low-sulfur fuel as a substitute for fossil based heavy fuel oil (HFO) and diesel in applications such as power generation and marine propulsion. UK-based.

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New ABB Azipod D for electric marine propulsion requires 25% less installed power, boosts flexibility

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ABB has introduced a new offering, Azipod D, to its line of Azipod marine electric propulsion systems. Motors Ports and Marine Vehicle Systems Azipod D. Click to enlarge.

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Toyota and Yanmar to collaborate on marine development and products; Toyota Hybrid Hulls

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have reached a wide-ranging agreement to collaborate on technical development, production, and mutual parts use in the marine industry. The company also manufactures marine engines, as well as fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) fishing boats and industrial vessels.

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Titan LNG: ~11% of newbuilds in 2017 were LNG-powered; tipping point for marine fuel

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Titan LNG, a full service supplier of LNG to the marine and industrial markets in North West Europe, reported that in 2017 around 11% of all new build contracts were LNG powered ships, a trend it expects to continue during 2018.

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Gevo supplies US Coast Guard with isobutanol-blended gasoline for testing in marine applications

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The US Coast Guard R&D Center is using the Gevo-blended fuel as part of a 12-month, long-term operational study on marine engines that began during June. Biobutanol Engines Ports and Marine Coast Guard crewmembers train aboard a 38-foot Special Purpose Craft – Training Boat.