Saturday, March 2, 2024

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Japan Takes the Lead on Ammonia as Maritime Fuel

Image courtesy NYK

Late last year Japanese maritime leaders – Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Japan Engine Corporation, IHI Power Systems Co., and Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. – signed a series of contracts to buid the world's first ammonia…

ClassNK AiP for Ammonia Fuel Supply System

ClassNK issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an ammonia fuel supply system for oil tanker and container ship developed by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).ClassNK carried out a review of a conceptual design of the system…

NYK to Modify Tugboat to Ammonia Fuel at Keihin Dock Co.

LNG-fueled tugboat Sakigake. (Photo courtesy NYK)

NYK finalized a contract with Keihin Dock Co., Ltd., an NYK Group company, to modify a tugboat to ammonia-fuel specifications. Sakigake, a tugboat currently fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and operated in Tokyo Bay…

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, NYK Line score ClassNK AIP for Large LCO2 Carrier

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) wee granted Approval in Principle (AiP) from ClassNK for joint development of CO2 transport technology…

ClassNK Inks MOU with PowerX on Power ARK Project

Rendering of the PowerX Power ARK. Image courtesy PowerX

ClassNK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PowerX, Inc. (PowerX) for a collaboration on the development of the Power Transfer Vessel (Power ARK).PowerX is carrying out a project of the first model of the Power ARK series…

ClassNK AIP for “K” LINE, Shin Kurushima Dockyard Ammonia-fuelled PCC

ClassNK AIP for “K” LINE, Shin Kurushima Dockyard Ammonia-fuelled PCC. Image courtesy "K" Line/Shin Kurushima Dockyard

ClassNK issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) and Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd. for the jointly developed design of an ammonia-fueled Pure Car Carrier (PCC).Ammonia is attracting…

NYK to Build Two LPG Dual-Fuel Very Large LPG / NH3 Gas Carriers

Image courtesy NYK/Kawasaki Heavy Industries

NYK ordered its first two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) dual-fuel very large LPG / ammonia (NH3) gas carriers (VLGCs) from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., both to be built at the KHI Sakaide Works shipyard and are set delivery…

Japanese Project Tests Ship-based CO2 Capture System

Marine-based CO2 Capture System installed on board the Corona Utility. Photo courtesy Mitsubishi Shipbuilding

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has been working in cooperation with Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), to conduct test operations and measurements for a small scale demonstration plant of the “Marine-based CO2 Capture System”…

Meet the World's First Digital Smart Ship, the Japanese Built LNG-Fueled PCTC Sakura Leader

Photo: NYK

The run up to 2050 and dramatic reductions in emissions from ships will, by most expert’s thinking, be an evolution of small steps premised on melding new fuels and digitalization technologies. The recent delivery of the…

Japan Trio Begins Work on an Ammonia-Fueled Tugboat

A trio of marine powers in Japan -- NYK, IHI Power Systems Co., Ltd., and ClassNK -- seek to develop the world’s first ammonia-fueled tugboat. Image Courtesy NYK, IHI Power Systems, ClassNK

As the marine industry works to find the ‘fuel of the future’ to address increasingly stringent emission regulations, an interesting development from a trio of marine powers in Japan seeks to develop the world’s first ammonia-fueled tugboat.

Huisman Crane for Penta-Ocean's Wind Turbine Installation Rig

Image Credit: PaxOcean

Dutch offshore equipment manufacturer Huisman has signed a contract with PaxOcean Engineering for the delivery of a 1,600mt Leg Encircling Crane. The crane will be installed on the new self-elevated platform (SEP) of Japanese company Penta-Ocean Construction…

MOL Gets AIP for Wind Challenger Design

Japan’s shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Oshima Shipbuilding have jointly obtained Approval in Principle (AIP) from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai  (ClassNK) for the design of a hard sail system.The system converts wind energy to propulsive force with telescopic hard sail…

INPEX Selects NAPA for LNG Carrier Fleet

Japan's largest oil and gas exploration and production company INPEX Corporation has installed ClassNK-NAPA GREEN for monitoring operations on three of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.NAPA said that Inpex awarded…

Carbon Trust, ClassNK Consulting Service Partner on Climate Change Support

Logo: ClassNK

The Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement to work together to develop a commercial partnership for offering climate change and sustainability services. The partnership will initially…

NYK to Demonstrate Tidal Energy in Singapore

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Japanese telecom giant MTI have reached an agreement to participate in a long-term demonstration of tidal energy being sponsored by MAKO Energy and Sentosa Development Corporation,…

Eco Marine Power, ClassNK to Collaborate

In another significant move towards commercial release of the EnergySail, Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced that it has begun collaboration with ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) to confirm design requirements and issues related…

First ORC Operation on Maersk Vessel

The newly developed waste heat recovery system "Hydrocurrent Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Module 125EJW" 1 by MHI Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (President: Kazuo Soma, Head Office: Nagasaki) has begun operation on the vessel named Arnold Maersk belonging to Maersk Line.

Shipboard Waste Heat Recovery Technology

Calnetix Technologies, LLC has published a White Paper describing new processes for producing supplemental power for a ship’s electrical load. The White Paper, entitled New-Technology Shipboard System Converts Heat from Engine Jacket Water into Electrical Power…

ClassNK releases PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA

ClassNK released PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA, making it the world’s first classification society to develop software which analyzes and calculates a ship’s speed trial results for EEDI calculation in compliance with the latest IMO Guidelines on 1 May 2015.

Renewable Energy Battery Solutions Ready for Ships

FC38-12 Battery (Photo: EMP)

A range of marine battery solutions has received approval for use on-board ships or marine related applications such as offshore platforms and renewable energy projects. Now available from Eco Marine Power (EMP), a developer of renewable energy solutions for ships…