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Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Shipping, Technology, Transport

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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Energy Management, Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Shipping, Technology

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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Energy Saving, Environment, Innovation, Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Research and development, Shipping

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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Engineers, Gas, Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Shipping

Wärtsilä wins contract to equip new Viking Line ferry

Finish based technology group Wärtsilä has won a contract to supply the engines, navigation system and a broad range of other related products and systems for Viking Line’s new environmentally friendly ferry, currently under construction at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in […]

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Australia, Liquid Natural Gas, Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Shipping, Technology

ABB to power and remotely monitor new BW Group LNG FSRU vessel

Swedish Swiss technological conglomerate ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri), has won a contract from Bermuda-based BW Group, to supply the power and electrical power propulsion system for a new floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU). The power system will be remotely connected to ABB’s collaborative operations centres. This will enable on-board […]

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