Alternative fuels

45% of 2023 newbuilding orders are alternative fuel capable, says Clarksons

45% of 2023 newbuilding orders are alternative fuel capable, says Clarksons

Clarksons Research has published data indicating that nearly half of all vessels ordered last year by tonnage will be capable of running on some form of alternative fuel. The latest edition of Clarksons’ Green Technology Tracker report, published on the 2nd January, charts the continuing progress of alternative fuel uptake and investments in energy saving […]

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 […]

Babcock gets approval for new gas supply and CO2 cargo handling systems

Babcock gets approval for new gas supply and CO2 cargo handling systems

Babcock’s LGE business, specialising in liquefied gas solutions, has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its multi-fuel gas supply and CO2 cargo handling systems, ecoFGSS-FLEX and ecoCO2. The new ecoFGSS-FLEX system is based on Babcock’s pre-existing ecoFGSS LPG fuel gas system. The fundamentals of both systems are the same. However, the […]

MSC orders two new hydrogen-powered ships from Fincantieri

MSC orders two new hydrogen-powered ships from Fincantieri

The Cruise Division of MSC Group has confirmed firm orders for two hydrogen-powered vessels for its luxury travel brand Explora Journeys with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. MSC has also pledged to continue its push towards a 2050 net zero-carbon emissions target by investing in new environmental technologies for the luxury ships. The deal completes a […]

News Analysis: Future fuels and some uncomfortable truths

News Analysis: Future fuels and some uncomfortable truths

By Malcolm Latarche, correspondent Future fuels were a topic for much discussion throughout September with both DNV and Lloyd’s Register publishing studies on the subject, Maersk naming the world’s first methanol-fuelled container ship and entering into partnership with Equinor to secure a supply of green methanol and it also being a theme of the London […]

WinGD ammonia engine secures industry-first AiP from Lloyd’s Register

WinGD ammonia engine secures industry-first AiP from Lloyd’s Register

Swiss-headquartered engine manufacturer WinGD has been awarded the first ever approval in principle (AiP) for a two-stroke engine fuelled by ammonia by classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR).  The AiP is for WinGD’s X-DF-A dual-fuel range, with the first engine in the series, the 52-bore X52DF-A, due for delivery in the final quarter of 2024. Under […]

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