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Corvus Energy establishes US battery factory


Corvus Energy establishes US battery factory

Supplier of battery energy storage systems (BESS) for marine applications Corvus Energy has set up a US factory to meet the growing demand for clean solutions for hybrid and zero-emission vessels.

Located in Washington state – just north of Seattle in the Port of Bellingham – the manufacturing facility has an annual capacity of 200MWh of stored energy capacity and will be used to support the demand for the company’s marine BESS in the Americas.

The business agreement with the Port of Bellingham was celebrated prior to the Nordic Innovation Summit in Seattle and was attended by the Washington State Chamber of Commerce and Norwegian ambassador Anniken Krutnes.

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Brittany Ferries and Titan LNG sign long-term fuel deal for new-build hybrids


Brittany Ferries and Titan LNG sign long-term fuel deal for new-build hybrids

Titan LNG and Brittany Ferries have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of LNG and liquefied biomethane (LBM) to two new LNG-fueled hybrid ro-pax vessels that Brittany Ferries will operate between England and France from 2025.

Titan aims to supply fuel to both vessels during usual cargo operations to avoid delays to sailing schedules.

The two 194.7m, 1,400-passenger LNG-hybrid ships will join the fleet in 2024 and 2025, replacing two of the longest-serving vessels, Bretagne (1989) and Normandie (1992). They will follow two new LNG-fueled ships, Salamanca, which entered service in March 2022, and Santoña, which will arrive in 2023.

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Scandlines installs Norsepower Rotor Sail technology on hybrid ferry


Scandlines installs Norsepower Rotor Sail technology on hybrid ferry

As part of its aim to become emission-free by 2040, Scandlines has set itself higher targets than those laid out in the Paris Agreement. Its latest step is the installation of a Norsepower Rotor Sail on its MV Berlin hybrid ferry.

Since 2013, Scandlines has invested more than US$316m in building and converting conventional ferries into hybrid ferries. In 2020, the ferry operator added environmentally friendly wind propulsion technology to its list of green initiatives by installing a Rotor Sail from Finnish company Norsepower on the hybrid ferry Copenhagen, which operates on the Rostock-Gedser route between Germany and Denmark.

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CSL’s diesel-electric self-unloading ship enters service


CSL’s diesel-electric self-unloading ship enters service

Canada Steamship Lines’ (CSL) latest diesel-electric self-unloading vessel – the MV Nukumi – entered service last week with Windsor Salt.

To ensure the vessel’s greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by 25% and the air pollutants by 80%, the MV Nukumi was fitted with a twin-fin diesel-electric propulsion system consisting of diesel-electric tier 3 engines, a ballast water treatment system and a waste heat recovery system. Machinery that creates less noise has also been installed on board to reduce noise emissions.

Featuring a modern hull design, the MV Nukumi benefits from exceptional maneuverability and can travel through narrow channels efficiently even at low tide.

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Hyon and Mitsui collaborate on hydrogen fueling solutions


Hyon and Mitsui collaborate on hydrogen fueling solutions

Hyon has set out plans to accelerate the energy transition in the maritime sector by delivering fast and safe bunkering of hydrogen for ships.

Recently, the company formed a collaboration with trading and investment company Mitsui & Co for the large-scale development of hydrogen fueling solutions, which will begin with the pair conducting a feasibility study in the second half of 2022.

The study will define relevant parameters for the global presence of hydrogen fueling solutions, in addition to a rollout plan and the cost and specification of the technical solutions. It is expected last for three to six months.

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EODev’s electro-hydrogen power solutions approved for the maritime sector


EODev’s electro-hydrogen power solutions approved for the maritime sector

Testing, inspection, and certification company Bureau Veritas has approved Energy Observer Developments’ (EODev) second-generation REXH2 for use by the maritime industry.

The REXH2 is a turnkey power generator developed for the supply of low-carbon electricity on board vessels. Designed around a hydrogen PEM fuel cell, the solution can meet vessel energy requirements ranging from 70kW to approximately 1MW when several REXH2s are installed in parallel.

Approval in principle (AIP) was granted to EODev following an in-depth design review of the system against current classification rules and regulations, which also assessed its compliance with the IGF Code-specific safety regulations for vessels using gases and low-flashpoint fuels.

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Pacific Basin and partners sign MoU for development of zero-emission vessels


Pacific Basin and partners sign MoU for development of zero-emission vessels

Dry bulk shipping company Pacific Basin Shipping has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nihon Shipyard and Mitsui & Co to jointly investigate the development of commercially viable zero-emission vessels (ZEV) and associated bunkering infrastructure.

With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) aiming to reduce the carbon intensity of global shipping by 40% by 2030 compared to 2008 levels and halve total greenhouse gas emissions from ships by 2050, the maritime industry must begin utilizing clean, alternative fuels. These include fuels such as ammonia or methanol, both of which require new or modified engines, alternate vessel designs and the associated international bunkering infrastructure.

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ePropulsion expands OEM capabilities with first electric inboard motor


ePropulsion expands OEM capabilities with first electric inboard motor

To expand its OEM offerings, marine electric propulsion systems company ePropulsion has unveiled a brand-new electric inboard called the H-100. The propulsion system is set to make its debut at the Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe on June 21, 22, 23, 2022 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Developed with permanent magnet motor technology, the H-100 can achieve a maximum torque value of 2000Nm in addition to delivering 96% efficiency. The H-100 weighs 190kg and requires only 443mm x 315mm of space. Approximately two-thirds lighter and half the size of its diesel counterpart, the solution offers flexibility during installation and maximizes cargo or passenger space.

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