ABB and MAN join forces to deliver dual-fuel electric propulsion concept


Switzerland-based ABB and German engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions have reached a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on a dual-fuel electric plant concept.    

This concept will be based on MAN’s new 49/60DF four-stroke engine and the Dynamic AC (DAC) power distribution and control system developed by ABB.

The duo will also exchange technical data and discuss interfaces as well as system integration.

According to ABB, the concept will focus on offering shipowners increased...

DNV and SIT partner to drive sustainable maritime sector in Singapore


Classification society DNV and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) have reached a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly focus on carbon-neutral initiatives for decarbonisation and digitalisation in the maritime industry.

The three-year collaboration also seeks to support a new workforce generation.

As part of the agreement, DNV Maritime Decarbonization and Autonomy Regional Centre of Excellence will collaborate with SIT’s Sustainable Maritime Engineering Strategic Translational...

CMA CGM to acquire seven new biogas-powered ships

France-based shipping company CMA CGM has placed an order for seven new biogas-powered ships to serve the French West Indies.

The new container ship order will include four 7,300 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) vessels and three 7,900 TEU vessels.

With delivery expected to start in 2024, the new container ships will serve the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, as well as replace smaller ships on routes between the French West Indies, France and Europe.

To cope with the larger capacity...

Canada’s Port of Argentia and Torrent Capital form JV

Port of Argentia

Canada-based Port of Argentia has collaborated with Torrent Capital to create a new joint venture (JV) company for improving port infrastructure and related business opportunities.

Named Argentia Capital, the new JV firm will build port infrastructure and support other port developments. It will also focus on the provision of services and equity ownership in businesses that back renewable energy, the oil and gas sectors, and aquaculture.

Over the next five years, the Port of Argentia expects to...

MacGregor to deliver container lashing systems for Hapag-Lloyd’s vessels

container lashing systems

MacGregor, a part of Cargotec, has been selected by German shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd for the supply of container lashing systems for 12 container vessels with a capacity of more than 23,500 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) each.

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) will construct the vessels in South Korea.

Hapag-Lloyd is expected to receive the new vessels starting from the second quarter of next year and ending in the fourth quarter of 2024.

MacGregor has worked with Hapag-Lloyd,...

Green NortH2 and partners to develop green ammonia-based cargo vessel

ammonia-based cargo vessel

Meriaura, Green NortH2 Energy and Wärtsilä have signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the development of a cargo vessel that can operate on green ammonia.

Meriaura will order and operate the vessel, which will feature Wärtsilä’s modular multifuel main engines.

Under the LOI, Green NortH2 Energy will deliver green ammonia fuel generated using renewable electricity.

Expected to be delivered in 2024, the new vessel will begin operations using the green fuel in 2026.

Green ammonia is anticipated to play...

Høglund to supply automation system for Seaspan’s newbuild vessels


Høglund Marine Solutions has been selected to supply integrated automation systems (IAS) for Canadia-based Seaspan ULC’s three newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessels (LNGBVs).

The IAS will connect the cargo handling, control and electrical propulsion systems on each of the 7,600m³ ships, which are being constructed at the China International Marine Containers (CIMC) SOE shipbuilding yard.

The Høglund Playback function, which is a central and standard feature of the company’s...

Sanmar and Igus to collaborate on compact electric bunkering system


Turkey-based Sanmar Shipyards has collaborated with energy chain systems manufacturer Igus for the development of a new compact ‘electric bunkering’ system.

The entities will work together to develop and construct a new bunkering system for the delivery of onshore power to various vessel types.

Suitable for operation by just one crew member, the new compact quayside Shore Power Dispenser System has been designed and built by both companies.

Its modular design enables the dispenser system to be...

Adani Ports wins bid for $3bn Tajpur port project in India

Adani Ports

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ)’s proposal for the development of a greenfield deep sea port at Tajpur, in the East Midnapore district, has been approved by the government of the Indian state of West Bengal.

The new deep seaport is expected to be built with an investment of $3.13bn (Rs250bn).

The West Bengal Maritime Board will issue the letter of intent (LOI) for the project to the APSEZ, reported The Indian Express.

West Bengal Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim was quoted by T...

Amogy receives AiP from Lloyd’s Register for ammonia-to-power system


Amogy has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register for its ammonia-to-power system.

The AiP marks a key milestone in certifying the company’s new system for use in maritime vessels.

This approval advances Amogy’s efforts to provide zero-emission power to ships.

The ammonia power system generates electricity from liquid ammonia to supply power to maritime vessels.

It cracks the liquid ammonia to hydrogen which is then used for generating electrical power through proton-exchange...

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