Month: December 2017

Wärtsilä propulsion solutions continue to be the fishing vessels’ choice

Wärtsilä propulsion solutions continue to be the fishing vessels’ choice

Finnish-based technology provider Wärtsilä, has won a contract from Scottish-based Lunar Fishing Co Ltd, to replace its existing “Luna bow” purse signer trawler with a new ship of the same name. The replacement vessel is being built at the Karstensens Skibsvaerft shipyard in Denmark and the order with Wärtsilä was […]

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The challenges of using new materials in shipbuilding

Already, new technologies have been adopted which yield the benefits of both weight reduction and fuel savings. They include low-emission engines, new fuel types, heat recovery systems and the optimisation of ships’ trim. Now and increasingly, ship-owners and operators are demanding that new-builds are constructed with lighter-weight materials in order […]

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Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat sign ship energy management agreement

The technology giant Rolls-Royce has signed a letter of intent with global satellite communications provider Inmarsat for an option to make Rolls-Royce’s energy management system available via Inmarsat’s maritime fleet Xpress high-speed satellite broadband service. The energy management system 2.0 reduces ships’ energy consumption, helps meet  ongoing environmental targets, as well […]

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Navigation under cyber-attack

Just because a ship is on the high seas does not mean that it is out of reach from cyber- attacks. Modern ships are fitted with a complex and integrated set of control and navigation systems feeding into the automatic identification system (AIS) which enables them to be tracked. Underpinning  […]

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Improving the energy efficiency of ships

Ship- owners are under increasing political and economic pressure to make their vessels even more energy efficient and to further cut air pollution. For both existing and new builds, techniques to reduce ship’s resistance through water and the Hi-FIN propeller attachment can significantly reduce both fuel consumption and emissions. This […]

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