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World’s First Autonomous, Zero Emissions Ship to Be Ready by 2020

Norwegian maritime technology expert Kongsberg and its compatriot fertilizer producer Yara have teamed up on a project to build world’s first autonomous and zero emissions ship. Named Yara Birkeland, the vessel will be the world’s first fully electric container feeder, the duo claims, adding that the ship would produce zero emissions. Operation is planned to start in the latter half of 2018, shipp...

Carnival Spends USD 400 Mn on Scrubbers

Cruise shipping major Carnival Corporation & plc has completed the installation and certification of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) on 60 ships across its brands investing some USD 400 million to date, the company said. With some 60 percent of its fleet covered, the company added it plans to develop and deploy its systems on more than 85 vessels across its global fleet through 2020. Carni...

Japanese SOx Scrubber System Gets First Certification

After a year of testing a newly-developed Hybrid SOx Scrubber System for removing sulfur oxides (SOx) from the exhaust gas emitted by marine diesel engines, the system received its first certificate of compliance from the Republic of Panama, the country where the test ship is registered. Conducted aboard the 2016-built vehicles carrier Drive Green Highway, the test operations, undertaken by Kawasa...

One Of World’s First Tests Of High-Speed Diesel Engines With SCR Exhaust System To Be Conducted

The Rolls-Royce brand MTU and Fairplay Towage are to test an MTU diesel genset with SCR exhaust after treatment in a harbour tug in order to verify compliance with IMO Tier III emission requirements that come into force as of 2016. The nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions will be cut by 90% compared with the IMO Tier I regulation that was introduced in 2000. “This is one of the world’s first tests of hi...

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KOSPO Jointly Taps into Chinese Power Market with Domestic SMEs

SEOUL,KOREA 9 November 2016 – 12:15pm Lee Song-hoon Korea’s six power generation companies – Korea Southern Power Co. (KOSPO), Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP), Korea South-East Power Co. (KOSEP), Korea Midland Power Co. (KOMIPO), Korea Western Power Co. (KOWEPO) and Korea East-West Power Co. (EWP) – and the Korea Electrical Manufacturers Association (KOEMA) are taking the initiati...

Damen Opts for AEC Maritime Scrubbers

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has inked a Sales Agreement with compatriot scrubber producer AEC Maritime, which will enable the two companies to provide a turnkey solution covering all aspects of gas scrubber retrofitting process. The shipbuilder said that, with the inclusion of scrubber technologies to its existing business of Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS), it can now provide ship owners “with...

NOx reduction: Chemical or mechanical?

  Over the last couple of years, capital investment in energy and fuel efficiency has dropped off. But NOx compliance and reduction of particulate matter remains a crucial topic, writes Paul Morgan. Until the beginning of 2016, engine manufacturers were able to achieve IMO Tier I and Tier II NOx emissions limits through operational set-up and minor engine setup modifications. But for Tier III...

First SCRUBBER READY vessel Oriental Jubilee joins DNV GL fleet

DNV GL welcomed the Unique Shipping Group’s new vessel Oriental Jubilee into class when it was christened in Ulsan, Korea recently. The 84,000 m3 LPG carrier was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Ulsan and is the first vessel to be awarded the DNV GL SCRUBBER READY notation. “Making sure our vessels are prepared for current and upcoming emissions regulations is very important to us. The S...

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