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Ocean Charger for Offshore Wind Vessels Proves a Success

Apr 16, 2024

The industry consortium behind the Ocean Charger project, led by Vard, has completed the demonstration of the charging solution in a port as well the connection solution offshore, proving the technology designed to supply clean power to offshore wind vessels is ready for the market…

Accelerating US CTV Market Development with Hybrid Solutions

Nov 21, 2023

As the world looks to renewable energy sources to combat climate change and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, offshore wind has emerged as a promising frontier in the United States. A report by the University of California Berkeley released in…

DNV Awards Cyber Security Type Approval for Corvus Energy's Orca ESS

Nov 16, 2023

Corvus Energy, a Norway-based provider of battery energy storage solutions and fuel cell systems for the marine sector, has been awarded a Type Approval from DNV for its Cyber Security Notation on the Control and Monitoring System of Corvus Energy's Orca Energy Storage System (ESS)…

Strategic Marine Studying Vessel Emissions Reduction

Aug 14, 2023

Singapore-based shipbuilder Strategic Marine announced it has commissioned a study to validate greenhouse gas emissions reduction using the Sea Forrest Green Cabin Energy Saving System, its latest system in collaboration with Sea Forrest.Sea…

LD Tide Orders Hybrid-ready CTV from Strategic Marine

Jun 16, 2023

France-based LD Tide has ordered a new crew transfer vessel (CTV) from Singaporean aluminum boat builder Strategic Marine.The newbuild will by a hybrid-ready StratCat 27 (SC27) designed by BMT.LD Tide, joint venture between top French shipping…

Strategic Marine Commissions Study on Hybrid CTVs

Apr 19, 2023

Singapore-based boat builder Strategic Marine has commissioned a study to compare the efficiency of traditional diesel-powered and hybrid-powered crew transfer vessels (CTV).The study, to be conducted by the Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development…

P&O Maritime to Convert Multi-carrying Vessel to Cable Layer

Feb 21, 2023

Dubai-based P&O Maritime Logistics announced plans to convert one of its multi-carrying vessels (MCV) into a cable laying vessel (CLV).Set to start operations in the third quarter of 2024, the newly converted vessel will be equipped with a battery system…

HST Marine Orders Hybrid CTVS from Strategic Marine

Jan 30, 2023

Purus Wind’s HST Marine has ordered a series of four hybrid crew transfer vessels from shipbuilder Strategic Marine, with options for two additional vessels.The BMT-designed parallel hybrid StratCat 27 (SC27) CTVs will be delivered in the first and second quarters of 2023…

Caterpillar to Pilot Hybrid Solution on a Jackson Offshore PSV

Dec 21, 2022

Power solutions provider Caterpillar Marine is partnering with Jackson Offshore Operators to pilot an integrated hybrid energy solution that will help the Louisiana-based offshore marine services firm reduce fuel consumption and diesel exhaust…

Wärtsilä's Hybrid Propulsion System for Four New Heavy Lift Vessels

Dec 20, 2022

Finland-based marine engine and technology provider Wärtsilä will supply its hybrid propulsion system for four new heavy lift vessels being built at the Wuhu Shipyard in China.  The ships are set to be delivered in 2025, and they will mostly be used to help set up wind farms…

Tidewater Orders NES Battery Package for PSV

Sep 27, 2022

Tidewater, one of the world's largest owners of offshore support vessels, will upgrade one of its platform supply vessels (PSV) North Pomor with a new battery package.Norway-based Norwegian Electric Systems AS (NES), a subsidiary of HAV Group ASA…

Wartsila Steps Up Green Fuel Push with Methanol-powered Ship

Jul 14, 2022

Marine and energy equipment maker Wartsila will roll out its first methanol-powered engine in a new ship next year as the group accelerates green fuel technology options for shipping, a company executive said.With about 90% of world trade transported by sea…

Boskalis to Install Power Packs on Offshore Energy Branch Vessels

Apr 11, 2022

Dutch marine and offshore energy services firm Boskalis said Monday it would convert vessels within its Offshore Energy division into hybrid vessels through the retrofitting of Energy Storage Systems, or ‘power packs’. 'The conversions, which entail a sizable capital investment…

Corvus' Hydrogen Fuel Cell System Gets AIP from DNV

Apr 04, 2022

Corvus Energy announced its hydrogen fuel cell system developed through the H2NOR project has received approval in principle (AIP) from classification society DNV for its safety solution enabling simplified placement of the system inside a ship’s hull…

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