Rolls-Royce and the European Space Agency to collaborate on shipping’s digital future

Rolls-Royce and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a ground-breaking cooperation agreement aimed at pursuing space activities in support of autonomous, remote controlled shipping and promoting innovation in European digital logistics.

ABB Turbocharging tops industry efficiency benchmark

ABB Turbocharging has raised the industry benchmark for low-speed turbocharging efficiency to achieve an additional turbocharger efficiency increase of 2% by performing the measurement on an actual engine on an engine testbed.

MacGregor davits meet expanding offshore wind farm demands

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won new davit orders from Spanish shipyard Astilleros Zamakona. They are destined for a service operation vessel (SOV) owned by the Danish company Esvagt AS.

USA’s first Wärtsilä equipped LNG fuelling barge ordered by Q-LNG

The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to provide a broad scope of products and solutions for a new articulated tug barge (ATB). The vessel will be used to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel to cruise ships along the east coast of Florida, USA.

China’s first all-electric zero-emissions cargo ship is going to be used to transport coal

China, already the world´s biggest electric-vehicle market, is now using battery power to fuel cargo shipping as well.

Wärtsilä introduces its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision

PHOTO: Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem vision is centred on high levels of connectivity and digitalisation.

The smart technology group Wärtsilä is at the forefront of harnessing the changes taking place in the shipping industry to deliver value and optimisation for its customers. By orchestrating these developments through the use of high levels of connectivity and digitalisation, Wärtsilä intends to lead the industry’s transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem.

First Finnlines lengthened vessel delivered

PHOTO: A 30-metre section was inserted between the parts and welded together. Photo by Remontowa Shipyard.

The lengthening programme of Finnlines’ vessels is in full swing in the Remontowa S.A. shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. Finnlines has finished the first lengthening project and the first “Breeze series” ro-ro vessel is now lengthened by approximately 30 metres.

Wärtsilä engines and exhaust gas cleaning chosen for new cruise ship

PHOTO: The new exploration cruise vessel being built for Sunstone is to be equipped with Wärtsilä engines and exhaust gas cleaning systems.

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engines and exhaust gas cleaning systems for a new 104 metres long exploration cruise vessel. The ship is being built at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) Co shipyard in China for Sunstone Ships Inc of Miami, USA. There are options for an additional nine vessels. The contract with Wärtsilä was placed by Ulstein Design and Solutions of Norway, the company responsible for delivering the design and equipment package to the yard. The order was booked in June 2017.

Langh Tech delivers hybrid scrubbers and EGR water treatment systems to container vessels

Langh Tech delivers hybrid exhaust gas scrubbers and EGR water treatment systems to 2,150 TEU container vessels on order at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard.
Three container vessels on order for shipping companies 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 newbuildings are of a new energy-efficient design developed by Deltamarin, and will be built by the Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China.

MacGregor receives an order from Summit LNG Terminal in Bangladesh

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed an order for the fabrication, engineering and project management of a complete subsea mooring and riser system with the Bangladesh-based company, Summit LNG Terminal Co. The MacGregor system will serve Summit’s floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU). The order was booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2017 order intake. The MacGregor delivery will be completed in the fourth quarter 2018.

Wärtsilä will deliver high efficiency and low emissions for new Viking Line ferry

PHOTO: Wärtsilä will supply the engines, the navigation system, and a broad scope of other products and systems for a new ferry being built for Viking Line.

The technology group 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. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2017.

Wärtsilä propulsion solutions continue to be the choice for fishing vessels

PHOTO: The new purse seiner trawler being built for Lunar Fishing Company will be equipped with the market’s most efficient propulsion machinery from Wärtsilä.

The technology group Wärtsilä continues its success in providing highly efficient, fully integrated propulsion solutions for fishing vessels with yet another valuable order. Lunar Fishing Company Ltd, based in Scotland, is replacing its existing ’Lunar Bow’ purse seiner trawler with a new ship having the same name. The primary considerations were to achieve both economic and environmental benefits through selecting the market’s most efficient propulsion machinery. The vessel is being built at the Karstensens Skibsvaerft shipyard in Denmark and the order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2017.

Stena Bulk reorganises, coordinates and opens new office in Copenhagen

Stena Bulk is reorganising its business activities into three business areas: Crude & Fuel, Products & Chemicals and LNG and have appointed two new managing directors. At the same time, its business activities previously conducted under the name of Stena Weco are being coordinated and incorporated into Stena Bulk. Additionally, a new office in Copenhagen will be opened in the next few days. As a result, the company will leave its office in Rungsted, which until now has been used by Stena Weco.

Statoil issues LoI for Castberg FPSO hull

Statoil has awarded Sembcorp Marine Rigs and Floaters in Singapore a letter of intent (LoI) for the Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea.

This concerns engineering, procurement, and construction of the hull and integrated living quarters for the FPSO. Statoil expects to ratify the contract on taking a final investment decision, before Christmas. The estimated value is $490 million.

WinGD continues drive to digitisation with Shipdex

Maintaining the rapid pace to apply the latest digital technology to its low-speed diesel and dual-fuel engines and corporate processes, engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) has announced its participation in the Shipdex™ community.