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Wärtsilä progresses on ferry conversion project

Wärtsilä progresses on ferry conversion project

Stena contract highlights engine manufacturer’s growing influence in the methanol engine conversion sector Since last year Wärtsilä has been working closely with the ferry operator Stena Line on a contract for the conversion of some of its vessels to operate on methanol, as part of a broader decarbonisation strategy. The project involves modifying fuel supply […]

Does ROV evolution require a shift in perception?

Does ROV evolution require a shift in perception?

VideoRay is anticipating a shake-up of its ROV inspection offerings following its acquisition of Blue Ring Imaging, a Florida-based producer of 3D photorealistic marine environment simulations for drone operations. VideoRay will now incorporate Blue Ring’s products into its 700mm x 400mm Mission Specialist Defender ROV, with the goal of eliminating the need for experienced operators […]

AYK Marine has disruptive ambitions for marine battery market

AYK Marine has disruptive ambitions for marine battery market

Andorra-headquartered AYK Marine batteries is emerging as one of the prime disruptors in the marine battery industry thanks to innovation in design, safety and driving down production costs. AYK, established by marine battery pioneer and electrical engineer Chris Kruger in 2018, is seeing a surge in demand since opening a new state-of-the-art automated manufacturing plant in […]

Stolt Tankers adopts innovative graphene coating in industry first

Stolt Tankers adopts innovative graphene coating in industry first

Stolt Tankers’ Stolt Lotus has become the first vessel in the world to be coated using Canadian firm Graphite Innovation & Technologies’ (GIT) X-GIT FUEL graphene-based hull coating solution, which is believed to offer significant reductions in fuel consumption. The 30,000-deadweight vessel spent five days drydocked in China where the sustainable hull coating was applied. Reckoned […]

Bringing AI to the grey fleet

Bringing AI to the grey fleet

By Dr Marco J Cianni, FRINA, FIEAust., FRSA HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy and the third and final vessel of the Invincible-Class aircraft carriers. It was commissioned in 1985 with a complement of 685 crew, 366 fleet air arm and 22 aircraft. At 210 metres in length, a beam […]

AiP for hydrogen-fuelled Japanese multi-purpose vessel

AiP for hydrogen-fuelled Japanese multi-purpose vessel

A Japanese consortium has been jointly awarded what is thought to be the first Approval in Principle (AiP) for a ship equipped with a large low-speed two-stroke hydrogen-fueled engine as the main propulsion engine. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), MOL Drybulk, Onomichi Dockyard, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) received the AiP from ClassNK for […]

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