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RINA Nods Yes for Kindon's Green Methanol Offshore Production Platform

Apr 02, 2024

Italian classification and marine engineering consultancy RINA has issued an approval in principle (AiP) to Kindon New Energy Technology for its green methanol offshore production platform solution.Produced entirely offshore, the methanol is…

Norway Approves Ammonia Bunkering Terminal

Mar 25, 2024

The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection gave their approval to the construction of the planned ammonia bunkering facility at Fjord Base in Florø, Norway.The planned terminal consists of a floating stationary barge with a capacity of 1…

Fugro Pioneer Converts to Green Methanol

Mar 25, 2024

Fugro Pioneer is ready to be equipped with methanol engines after successfully converting the main components on board, the company reports, a plank in its path to reach Net-Zero operations by 2035.The geophysical vessel was converted in the…

Liquid Hydrogen SOV Concept Unveiled

Mar 18, 2024

Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has unveiled a concept for a first-of-its kind service operations vessel (SOV) that runs on liquid hydrogen.The French-headquartered company said it has been working alongside Norwegian naval architecture firm Salt Ship Design as well as main equipment suppliers…

Cradle-to-Grave LNG Carrier Study Spotlights Crucial Role of Alternative Fuels for GHG Reduction

Feb 01, 2024

Alternative fuels, green steel and renewable energy are fundamental to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction during the life cycle of a vessel, an industry-first cradle-to-grave study on a newbuild LNG carrier has revealed.Carried out by Lloyd’s Register…

Outfitting Work Set to Start for Olympic's CSOV Built by Ulstein

Jan 15, 2024

The first of two methanol-ready newbuild Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) for the Norwegian shipowner Olympic has arrived at the outfitting yard of Ulstein Verft in Norway.The contract between Olympic and Ulstein was signed in…

MOL Gets ClassNK Blessing for Ammonia FSRU Design

Dec 22, 2023

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has been awarded an approval in principle (AiP) by ClassNK for a design of Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) for ammonia.The ammonia FSRU has been jointly developed by MOL and MHI Group’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding…

Bourbon Horizon Inks MOU for Zero-emission PSVs Using Amogy's Ammonia Technology

Oct 06, 2023

Norwegian partners are planning to build a series of zero-emissions platform supply vessels (PSV) equipped with Amogy's ammonia-to-power technology.Green Ships AS, a consultancy specialized in the design and construction of environmentally friendly vessels…

Amogy, Skansi Offshore, and SEAM Team Up to Decarbonize Offshore Support Vessels with Ammonia Technology

May 19, 2023

Amogy, Skansi Offshore, and SEAM have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to investigate potential technology collaboration in the field of ammonia application, with the common goal of decarbonizing the offshore support vessel industry…

EnBW and BP Looking to Build Low-emission Vessels for Offshore Wind Maintentance

Feb 27, 2023

BP and EnBW are collaborating with research and development experts at the UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to investigate using zero- or low-emission support vessels at offshore wind farms.The two companies are jointly developing…

Saipem to Use Biofuels on Drilling and Construction Vessels in Mediterranean Sea

Feb 23, 2023

Eni's subsidiary Eni Sustainable Mobility and offshore services company Saipem have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to utilize biofuels on Saipem's drilling and offshore construction vessels, focusing on operations in the Mediterranean Sea…

OSVs Help to Power North American Maritime Fuel Transition

Jan 30, 2023

The fuel switch in maritime is on, its real, and it will be driving vessel design, construction and operation decisions for decades to come. While many still debate the merits of each alternative fuel, OSV industry leaders are at the forefront driving change…

Vestas, N-O-S to Deploy World's First Methanol-powered Crew Transfer Vessel at German Wind Farm

Dec 21, 2022

Offshore wind turbine maker Vestas and offshore vessel owner Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S) have partnered up to deploy the world’s first methanol-powered offshore crew transfer vessel to drive down emissions from offshore wind service operations…

MTR100: For USVs and AUVs, is it a Hydrogen Future?

Oct 12, 2022

Hydrogen has been making big headlines in the energy world. It’s one of the potential routes to deliver high density energy to transport and heavy industry – but also to marine applications, as well as a way to move and store renewable energy…

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