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Langh Tech Scrubbers, EGR Water Treatment for New Box Ships

Three containerships on order for Eimskip Island and Royal Arctic Line will be equipped with hybrid scrubber systems and EGR water treatment systems from Langh Tech. (Image: Langh Tech)

Three container vessels on order at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China for Eimskip Island ehf and Royal Arctic Line A/S will be equipped with Langh Tech hybrid scrubber systems and water treatment systems for exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The newbuilds are of a new energy-efficient design developed by Deltamarin.

Wartsila Propulsion System for New NMDC's Dredger

NMDC.  Photo: Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä supplied the full propulsion package for National Marine Dredging Company's (NMDC) new, state-of-the-art Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) launched in September.  The 6,000 m3 capacity TSHD was designed by the IHC shipyard in the Netherlands in close cooperation with NMDC. The customized

Wärtsilä to Power Viking Line Ferry

Viking Line ferry. Photo: Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä will supply the engines, the navigation system and a broad scope of other products and systems for a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry being built for the Finland based operator, Viking Line.    The ship is being built at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China and there is an option for a second vessel.

Strategic Marine: Innovative Quality

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As ferry operators search for efficiency to reduce pollutants and operating costs, the importance of design, quality construction, and efficient propulsion become ever more important. Such is clearly the case with the Netherlands-based ferry operator Rederij Doeksen, whose two BMT Nigel Gee designed

Economic Sustainability is Key to Green Shipping -ICS

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Addressing government trade negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding at a workshop on “green growth” in Paris, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) asserted that the shipping industry could only be environmentally sustainable if it is economically sustainable too. “The perennial challenge facing ship owners is overcapacity,

Stone Marine, NGC Marine Launch Joint Company

Propeller design and manufacturing company Stone Marine Propulsion has joined forces with NGC Marine of China to form a new supplier of propulsion solutions and marine gearbox equipment.   The new U.K. based company, Stone Marine Propulsion NGC Ltd, is a subsidiary of Stone Marine Propulsion. It combines

Inside the World's First LNG Containership Conversion

Wes Amelie is now driven by a 7,800 kW MAN 8L51/60DF main engine. (Photo: Wessels Reederei)

Going ‘green & lean’ in Germany with the world's first containership converted to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG)   The world’s first container feeder vessel refit to use natural gas was commissioned in late August in Bremerhaven, ushering in a new era in the use of alternative fuels across the global maritime sector.

ABB Outlines Its Plan for Shipping's Future

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“We are living through one of the most exciting periods in the history of the maritime industry,” said Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports.   ABB, a company with its sights set on spurring the next step change for vessel and fleet management, has laid out its new approach “harnessing the full potential of its power,

Engine Contract Awarded for LCS 27

Fairbanks Morse said it has been selected to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power the U.S. Navy’s newest Freedom class Littoral Combat Ship, LCS 27.   Construction of the engines will begin later this year, and they are scheduled to be delivered in 2019 to Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wis.

Damen Presents ‘Gone With the Wind'

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 Marco Bovio, Senior Research Hydromechanics Engineer at Damen, presented details of internal research Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based project ‘Gone With The Wind’ (GWTW).    For the past two years Damen has been conducting a review of CFD technology and its applications in the maritime industry,

Engines Selected for CMA CGM’s LNG Mega Ships

WinGD X-DF engine with low-pressure gas admission (Photo: WinGD)

WinGD X-DF engines will power CMA CGM’s record setting containerships.   French shipping line CMA CGM has chosen WinGD’s largest, 92 cm bore, dual-fuel low-speed engine to power its series of groundbreaking box ships – presently the largest on order globally, and the first ultra large container vessels

Voices: Bjarne Foldager, MAN Diesel & Turbo

Bjarne Foldager, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Vice President, Sales & Promotion (Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

When Bjarne Foldager, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Vice President, Sales & Promotion, joined the company about one year ago, he replaced an industry icon, Ole Grøne, a ubiquitous figure at MAN D&T who after 40 years has transitioned to an advisor role with the company. We caught up with Foldager in his Copenhagen

New Passenger Ferry for Seychelles’ Inter Island Express

Photo: Incat Crowther

A new 30-meter aluminum passenger ferry Isle of la Digue built by Richardson Devine Marine is the latest vessel designed by Incat Crowther for the Seychelles operator Inter Island Express.   The catamaran newbuild, which required a very shallow draft to afford access to the operator’s confined harbor berth,

Marine Fuels: Unmasking Gas

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A primer on the way forward for alternative fuels for marine propulsion.    By now, many of us have been passed by a garbage truck, taken a ride on an airport bus or hailed a taxi cab that is clearly labeled by their respective marketing departments that these vehicles are powered by clean burning natural gas.

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