• Theme: Marine Propulsion

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    A partnership between Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara International and marine technology leader Kongsberg Maritime is developing the container feeder vessel Yara Birkeland, the world’s first autonomous, zero-emissions battery-powered container ship.   Yara Birkeland’s batteries will be charged with clean Norwegian...

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    MAN Engines latest entry into the commercial vessel market represents the first application of common rail technology in the maritime industry. The D2676 is a 6-cylinder engine designed to handle medium to heavy loads. It was adapted from MAN’s truck engines. Modifications to comply with marine standards include a new...

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    The international maritime industry is increasingly looking to hybrid power. Batteries are a proven, commercially viable technology that offers significant environmental benefits. But they have a limited lifespan.   The norm for all batteries is that they be fully recycled at the end of their life. That is a costly and...

    The future of propulsion in the marine industry is taking a new course, with alternative and more organic approaches. The NOA wave drive propulsion concept uses bionics at the core of its design, mimicking the movements of cephalopods. The project has won the Closer to People Award in the transport and mobility...

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    When it comes to the cost of the shipping industry meeting environmental regulations, the next expensive outlay on most owners’ shopping lists will be the purchase of a ballast water treatment system. That will need to happen within the next five or six years, but very shortly after that, owners will have another...