Tidal Transit project will create the world’s first retrofit eCTV

U.K. based crew transfer vessel operator Tidal Transit has begun the design and engineering phase of a project that will deliver the world’s first retrofit electric crew transfer vessel (eCTV). Like the Bibby Marine eCSOV that we reported on earlier this week, the project is supported by the U.K.’s ZEVI program, receiving GBP 6.3 million (about $7.9 million) in funding,

Over the next 15 months, Tidal Transit will retrofit the diesel-powered Mercurio 20 meter vessel, Ginny Louise, with over two...


VIDEO: Ocean Charger marks a milestone

A Norwegian project seen as key to powering offshore wind vessels without using any energy sources outside the wind farm has reached another milestone. Called the Ocean Charger Concept, the project was awarded NOK 38 million through the Norwegian Government’s Green Platform Initiative in December 2022.

“We are carrying out the largest restructuring of the Norwegian economy ever,” said Norwegian Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Jan Christian Vestre at that time. “Everything will become...


Corvus Orca is first marine ESS to win ClassNK type approval

Corvus Energy reports that its Corvus Orca energy storage system has become the first marine ESS to receive type approval from Japanese classification society ClassNK.

“The pace of social change is accelerating, necessitating an increased effort to move forward with frontrunners to tackle these challenges,” said Masaki Matsunaga, executive vice president / director of plan approval and technical solution division at ClassNK, noting that the Orca ESS type approval is expected to as a major...


TTB 2024: America’s first hybrid electric towboat

While innovations in tugboat design to make them greener and more powerful have made headlines more so than inland towboats, some towboat operators aren’t too far behind.

Taylor Dickerson, who is vice president – project management office & ESG leader for Kirby, will present on the M/V Green Diamond, its technology, delivery and operation at Marine Log’s Tugs, Towboats & Barges (TTB) 2024 event on March 6-7 in Mobile, Ala. Dickerson, who is also the newly elected president of Women in Maritime...


Toyota’s Woven Capital boosts Corvus Energy for global maritime zero-emission projects

Corvus Energy, a global leader in zero-emissions energy solutions for maritime, offshore, and port applications, has announced a significant investment from Woven Capital, Toyota’s growth fund.

This move aims to accelerate the development of Corvus Energy’s expanding product portfolio, particularly in the areas of battery storage and hydrogen fuel cells. The investment will also facilitate the company’s strategic expansion into new geographical markets.

“Hydrogen is a fast-growing sector with...


Corvus in project to integrate ammonia cracker tech with its fuel cell

Corvus Energy has been awarded funding for the integration of ammonia cracker technology with its Pelican fuel cell system. It is partnering in a four-year EU-funded project called APOLO that aims to solve the challenges of power conversion from ammonia and develop an efficient and flexible ammonia cracking technology for the maritime sector.

Funded under Horizon Europe, the EU’s key funding program for research and innovation, APOLO will demonstrate power conversion from commercially available...


Corvus Energy appoints new CEO

The Board of Corvus Energy, a Norwegian supplier of zero-emission and hybrid maritime, offshore, subsea and port applications, has appointed Fredrik Witte as new chief executive officer (CEO).

Witte will take over his role from 1 January 2024.

Chairman of the Board, Mikael Mäkinen, has welcomed Witte on board and looks forward to the start of a new phase for the company.

Fredrik Witte has been the managing director of Cargill Aqua Nutrition’s operations in Norway, Scotland, and Canada since 2015.



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