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Tech File: Hybrid-Electric Propulsion for Crew-less Vessels

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The move to autonomy on the world's waterways is undeniable, with the direction clear, the pace hazy. What is clear is the need for reliable, fuel efficient propulsion, and last month Torqueedo announced a deal to provide hybrid-electric propulsion systems to power XOCEAN’s XO-450 USV, a custom-designed

Holland Shipyards Group Delivers Hybrid Ferry

Gaarden (Photo: Holland Shipyards Group)

Holland Shipyards Group recently delivered a newbuild hybrid ferry Gaarden to Schlepp- und Fährgesellschaft Kiel (SFK) in Germany. The vessel will operate as a cycle- and footferry within the waters of the Kieler Fjord.Gaarden, measuring 32.4 by 8.8 meters, is equipped with a hybrid drivetrain

First Taiwan-built Offshore Installation Vessel to Sport Wärtsilä Gear

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Finland-based marine engine and technology provider Wärtsilä has been tasked to equip the first Taiwan-built offshore wind installation vessel - the Green Jade - with "a broad scope" of its solutions.The 216 meters long vessel will be built at the CSBC shipyard in Taiwan for the joint-venture company CDWE owned by CSBC and Belgium-based DEME Group.

Futureproof Tugs: Efficient, Sustainable and Automated

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Tug owners are cutting emissions and increasing automation. Subject to technology choices, ‘greener’ tugs are a global phenomenon today, while the autonomous tugs of tomorrow are starting to emerge. David Lee S,enior Account Manager, New Build, ABB Marine & Ports, discusses tugs of the future.

VIDEO: BW LNG Takes Delivery of BW Pavilion Aranthera LNG Carrier

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South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine & Engineering (DSME) has delivered a new LNG Carrier - the BW Pavilion Aranthera - to its owners BW LNG. The delivery took place on Friday, July 3, 2020.The BW Pavilion Aranthera is a 173,400 cubic meters carrier with the ME-GI dual-fuel two-stroke engine and full reliquefaction capabilities.

High Speed Transfers Orders Hybrid Crew Transfer Vessel

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High Speed Transfers, a UK-based offshore Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV) provider,  is expanding its fleet with a new hybrid CTV.The company has awarded a contract to Diverse Marine & Chartwell Marine Ltd to deliver the new hybrid Chartwell 24, “HST Ella”. The Crew Transfer vessel will be built locally

Wärtsilä, Pastrovich Working on Sustainable Boutique Cruise Ship

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Finnish marine technology company has teamed up with naval architect and yacht designer Stefano Pastrovich on the design of innovative sustainable superyachts for the boutique cruise sector."A new generation of boutique cruise ships is set to emerge, with the luxury of a superyacht, the construction

Bernhard Schulte Takes Delivery of Hybrid SOV from Ulstein

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Norwegian Ulstein shipyard has delivered service operation vessel (SOV) Windea Jules Verne to Bernhard Schulte Offshore.The battery hybrid vessel will work at the Merkur offshore wind farm offshore Germany, where it will be operating for GE Renewable Energy.The vessel is based on the ULSTEIN SX195 design from Ulstein Design & Solutions AS.

LAVLE Launches Proteus ESS

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LAVLE launched its flagship Proteus Lithium-Ion .Battery Energy Storage System (Proteus ESS), engineered to overcome the limitations of conventional lithium-ion storage technologiesProteus utilizes LAVLE's battery management system (BMS), which is designed to maximize reliability, lifetime and uptime,

Gallery: Incat's Hybrid CTVs for Offshore Wind Sector Under Construction

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Incat Crowther has won the contract for a pair of hybrid catamaran crew transfer vessels, designed together with Danish offshore crew transfer company MHO-Co. Once delivered, the vessels will service an Ørsted wind farm in the North Sea.The Incat Crowther 35s will use modern electric motors to save on weight,

DNV GL Grants AiP for Hydrogen Electric System

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In November 2019, electric mobility solutions provider eCap began a partnership with fuel cell technologies company Re-Fire Technology for the joint development of cross-sector fuel cell projects.The first milestone of this partnership was reached in May 2020 by achieving the “Approval in Principle“

ABB's Hybrid Power and Propulsion for Færøysund Live Fish Carrier

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ABB will provide a hybrid power and propulsion solution with integral energy storage for the under-construction Færøysund live fish carrier.This will be the first live fish carrier to feature ABB hybrid power and propulsion solution with integral energy storage.The 77m-long diesel-electric vessel is being built at the Aas Mek.

Workboat Industry Sets Out to Accelerate Decarbonization

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The Workboat Association, the trade, skills and safety standards association for the workboat industry, have announced a new technical working group, with Andy Page of Chartwell Marine, a pioneer in next-generation vessel design, leading as Chairman.The group aims to accelerate the decarbonisation of the workboat sector,

ABB to Supply Hybrid-electric Propulsion for WSF Newbuilds

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U.S. shipbuilding company Vigor has selected ABB to supply the hybrid-electric propulsion and energy storage systems for the newest additions to the Washington State Ferry fleet, setting the largest U.S. ferry system on course to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fuel use.The new Olympic Class ferries,

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