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MITSUI ADDS FOUR METHANOL-FUELLED ENGINES TO ORDERBOOK

MITSUI ADDS FOUR METHANOL-FUELLED ENGINES TO ORDERBOOK

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (Mitsui E&S) has received a letter of Intent (LoI) for four methanol-fuelled engines,  to the MAN B&W 6G80ME-C10.5- LGIM-EGRTC design, for container ships to be built by Japan Marine United Corporation of Yokohama. With...

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ABB ELECTRICS FOR CHILEAN-BUILT HYBRID CRUISE SHIP

ABB ELECTRICS FOR CHILEAN-BUILT HYBRID CRUISE SHIP

ABB has been selected by the Astilleros y Servicios Navales (Asenav) shipyard based in Chile to provide a power and propulsion system for Antarctica21’s newbuild boutique expedition ship ‘Magellan Discoverer’. Due for delivery in 2026, the vessel is the first...

CHILEAN CRUISE SHIP OPTS FOR LOW-NOx MAN GENSETS

CHILEAN CRUISE SHIP OPTS FOR LOW-NOx MAN GENSETS

Chilean shipbuilder ASENAV (Astilleros y Servicios Navales) has ordered four MAN 6L21/31 Mk2 PLO (Part-Load Optimised) gensets for a 94m passenger cruise-ship newbuilding for Antarctic cruise operator Antarctica21. The Magellan Discoverer will be slightly larger than...

NEW PROPELLER CAP DESIGN ENHANCES PROPULSION EFFICIENCY

NEW PROPELLER CAP DESIGN ENHANCES PROPULSION EFFICIENCY

A propeller hub vortex cavitation-eliminating boss cap, developed by EcoMarine Innovations, has successfully completed validation tests at a hydrodynamic research centre in Sweden and will now undergo ship model basin trials to verify the efficiency gains on larger...

ABB SYSTEMS FOR NEW NEXANS CABLE LAYER

ABB SYSTEMS FOR NEW NEXANS CABLE LAYER

ABB has secured an order with Norwegian shipyard Ulstein Verft to supply an advanced power and propulsion system for a forthcoming cable-laying vessel (CLV) being built for Nexans. On delivery in 2026, the vessel will join Nexans Skagerrak and sister ship Nexans...

SCHOTTEL RUDDERPROPELLERS FOR FIVE NEW RIVER MAINTENANCE VESSELS

SCHOTTEL RUDDERPROPELLERS FOR FIVE NEW RIVER MAINTENANCE VESSELS

Schottel is to equip five new traffic safety vessels for the German Rhine Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSA) with electrically driven Schottel RudderPropellers. The Bolle shipyard in Derben, Germany, has been commissioned with the construction of the modern...

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM DELIVERED TO KIEL COMMUTER FERRY

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM DELIVERED TO KIEL COMMUTER FERRY

Maritime energy storage solution provider EST-Floattech has delivered and commissioned its Octopus Series battery system for the SFK Ferry 'Laboe', recently handed over to operator Schlepp- und Fährgesellschaft Kiel (SFK) by Holland Shipyards Group (HSG). This is the...

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DNV STUDY VALIDATES EFFICIENCY GAINS FOR ABB AND MAN DFE+ PROPULSION

DNV STUDY VALIDATES EFFICIENCY GAINS FOR ABB AND MAN DFE+ PROPULSION

According to ABB, classification society DNV has quantified the gains that owners of LNG carriers could expect to achieve using the new Dual Fuel, Electric+ (DFE+) solution developed by ABB and MAN Energy Solutions. Comprising MAN’s four-stroke 49/60DF dual fuel...

MAN LOW-NOx PROPULSION FOR FOUR TANKER NEWBUILDS

MAN LOW-NOx PROPULSION FOR FOUR TANKER NEWBUILDS

Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding and Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry in China have ordered four MAN 10L32/44CR medium speed main engines in connection with the construction of four 41,000 dwt oil-and-chemical tankers for German Tanker Shipping (GTS). The construction of the...

AZIPOD SERVICE AGREEMENT HELPS NCL DECARBONISE

AZIPOD SERVICE AGREEMENT HELPS NCL DECARBONISE

ABB and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) have signed a long-term partnership agreement to accelerate the decarbonisation and digitalisation of the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) fleet. Targeting increased safety and efficiency, the agreement covers 14 existing ships...

BRUNVOLL TO SUPPLY HYBRID SYSTEM FOR FJORD TOURIST VESSEL

BRUNVOLL TO SUPPLY HYBRID SYSTEM FOR FJORD TOURIST VESSEL

Brunvoll Mar-El has been contracted to deliver its standardised lightweight parallel hybrid solution for Rødne Fjord Cruise’s newest vessel, which will operate out of Bergen on guided tours in the area. Fast ferry builder Brødrene Aa has been chosen as both designer...

WinGD ANTICIPATES SIGNIFICANT LNGC X-DF ENGINE ORDERS

WinGD ANTICIPATES SIGNIFICANT LNGC X-DF ENGINE ORDERS

Swiss marine power company WinGD is expecting to secure the majority of dual-fuel engine orders for LNG carriers (LNGCs) being built in the second phase of QatarEnergy’s newbuilding project. With initial engine and technical specifications confirmed for nearly half of...

OFFSHORE POWER PLANT ORDER FOR MAN DUAL-FUEL ENGINES

OFFSHORE POWER PLANT ORDER FOR MAN DUAL-FUEL ENGINES

MAN Energy Solutions and Karpowership have signed a contract for the delivery of a total of 48 dual-fuel engines for Karpowership’s fleet of power plant ships (Powerships). The engine order consists of MAN 18V51/60DF dual-fuel engines with a mechanical output of 20.7...

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