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Teekay's next gen shuttle tankers will burn LNG and recovered VOCs

JANUARY 9, 2018 — Four next generation shuttle tankers on order for Teekay at shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) feature a broad range of Wärtsilä's latest technology innovations that are expected to reduce annual emissions of CO2 equivalents by more than 40 percent, compared to conventional shuttle tankers.
In addition to operating on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as the primary fuel, the ships' dual-fuel engines will also be able to run on a mixture of LNG and recovered Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) – the gas evaporating from the oil cargo tanks during loading.
By utilizing the recovered VOC as fuel rather than venting it to the atmosphere, the harmful emissions will be eliminated and the ships' bunker needs will be significantly reduced.
The concept also means that NOx emissions from the engines' exhaust will be reduced by more than 80 percent, SOx emissions will be almost entirely eliminated, while particulate emissions will be reduced by more than 95 percent.
These environmental benefits are matched by equally important economic advantages, with a significant reduction in fuel consumption compared to conventional solutions.
"Together with Teekay, we have developed a concept that takes the shuttle tanker sector into a new era, and which is further evidence of Wärtsilä's ability to transform shipping by developing and utilizing the very latest technologies," says Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions. "These ships will have tremendous operational flexibility with unmatched maneuevring capability, and will achieve what all operators are striving for today, namely optimal economic and environmental performance."
"This new shuttle tanker design will set new standards for both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions," says Terje Rusdal, Project Manager at Teekay.
Among the many innovative features of the design is the Wärtsilä Hybrid system, on which the power distribution will be based. The Hybrid system uses batteries for fuel savings, peak load shaving, and added overall system redundancy. This directly impacts the main machinery, resulting in fewer running hours with correspondingly lower maintenance time and costs.
Wärtsilä's broad scope of suppy also includes the full electric and automation system, which includes the Wärtsilä Low Loss Hybrid (LLH) system and batteries, the Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel storage and supply system, the Wärtsilä VOC system for recovering and liquefying the VOC with a storage and supply system, Wärtsilä 34DF dual fuel gas engines, the fuel mixing system with liquid VOC and LNG as the main fuel for the engine, gas turbines to handle the surplus gas, Wärtsilä cargo and ballast pumps and a Wärtsilä inert gas generator.
Also included in Wärtsilä's integrated solution for this vessel concept is Eniram's Vessel Performance Management system. Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, will provide a data collection platform having the capabilities to optimize the vessel's operations, while also providing the owners with analytics and reporting. The Performance Management system ensures that the full potential of the vessel as well as the fleet, will be utilized.
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Facing up to the reality of a much smarter marine future

The shipping industry is not going to be (and should not want to be) spared an increasingly inter-connected future. New technologies that were considered completely unachievable just a few years ago are rapidly being introduced, creating new levels of efficiency and cost savings that are influencing the future of shipping. We at Wärtsilä have committed ourselves to being at the forefront of these changes.
By utilising high levels of connectivity and digitalisation, we intend to lead the way to a Smart Marine Ecosystem. We are building upon our broad product and service solutions base to support innovation, while collaborating with customers and partners, including ship owners, ship management companies, ports, bunker suppliers, and software or technology providers, among others in order to realise this vision.
To support this approach we have, among other initiatives, developed Digital Acceleration Centres (DAC) to speed up the innovation process and to work with customers in co-creating new business models and solutions. One DAC is already established in Helsinki, Finland, with another scheduled to be opened in Singapore before the end of the year. We plan to open two more in 2018; one in Central Europe, the other in North America.
The results of this work are already apparent. In August, in cooperation with our customer Gulfmark Offshore, we successfully tested the remote controlling of the ‘Highland Chieftain’, an 80-metre long platform supply vessel owned by Gulfmark Offshore. This was carried out by satellite from a distance of 8000 kilometres using standard bandwidth, and without the use of any land-based technology for communications between the vessel and the remote operator work station. Remarkably, the vessel was sailing off the east coast of Scotland, while it was being remotely operated from Wärtsilä premises in San Diego, California.
While complete ship autonomy is unlikely to be fully in use for a while yet, hybrid propulsion using a combination of engines and battery storage is already established and becoming increasingly popular. It is estimated that hybrid propulsion solutions will represent a significant percentage of all contracted ships within the coming ten years.
By leveraging our strengths in both engine design and electrical & automation systems, we have launched a fully integrated hybrid power module, the Wärtsilä HY, optimised to work seamlessly through a newly developed energy management system (EMS). Notably, it is the marine industry’s first hybrid power module of its type produced, thereby establishing a new industry benchmark.
No innovation can succeed without clear benefits to its end user, and we are proud that the Wärtsilä HY provides many of them. For example, we can identify lower fuel consumption, reduced exhaust emissions, and improved vessel performance. When operating in ‘green’ mode, zero emissions can be achieved, while smokeless operation is also achievable at all load points and in all operating modes, thanks to a patent pending automation procedure.
We passionately believe in a better connected, more efficient and environmentally sustainable shipping industry, made possible by a Smart Marine Ecosystem – join us on this journey and stay tuned for more exciting developments.

Mexican owner joins slew of companies to recognise benefits of hybrid power

Mexican owner joins slew of companies to recognise benefits of hybrid power
Adopting hybrid propulsion will reduce Seacor Maja’s fuel consumption and emissions
Mexmar, Seacor’s joint venture in Mexico, is to upgrade the vessel Seacor Maya with a hybrid power solution, joining the growing ranks of companies that recognise the fuel-efficiencies and environmental benefits to be obtained from doing so.
Kongsberg has been selected as the single supplier for the delivery, supply and integration of an energy storage system for the vessel with a custom-designed energy control system (ECS). The ship’s existing K-Pos DP-22 dynamic positioning (DP) system and K-Chief 700 IAS automation system will also be upgraded.
The upgraded K-Pos DP-22 system functions include power load monitoring and blackout prevention. The system will display all battery data including capacity and status. The ECS is made possible by combining existing and upgraded K-Pos, K-Chief and K-Thrust functionality. Core components of the system include dynamic load prediction, dynamic inertia control and dynamic hybrid control combined with an automatic start/stop strategy.
This kind of system optimisation enables significant fuel efficiency while also extending battery life, lowering lifetime costs and maximising the investment in hybrid power. The contract includes an option for a second vessel.
“On completion of the upgrade, Seacor Maya will have one of the most advanced powertrain solutions of any vessel,” said Seacor Marine manager of engineering, Tim Clerc. “The hybrid power solution has the potential to significantly reduce operational costs while at the same time provide access to new functionality for improved safety and effectiveness of DP operations.”

MAN to Acquire 40% Stake in Firm Offering Electric and Hybrid Systems

MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (MAN) has announced that it is set to acquire a 40 percentparticipation in Canada-based Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), which specialises in power supply, energy management, and drive systems for marine applications.
"The partnership with AKA is a key element in our strategy to strengthen our role as technological forerunner in the field of marine propulsion," said Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN.
"AKA's specialised expertise links battery storage systems and marine engines. The new cooperation marks an important step on the way to further establish ourselves as a principal system supplier for energy management on board ships."
The investment is said to align with MAN's strategic development programme, Basecamp 3000+, which was launched in 2016.
The partnership with AKA is a key element in our strategy to strengthen our role as technological forerunner
Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO, MAN
"As the world's premiere designer and manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, MAN Diesel & Turbo is the perfect partner for us," said Jason Aspin, Managing Director of AKA.
"We benefit not only from the global prestige of the brand, its global sales network and customer base, but also from the top-class engineering and machine building competence in the fields of engines, exhaust gas after treatment and gas and propulsion systems."
On Friday, MAN announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with MM-Offshore intended to support ship performance enhancement.

Becker Marine Systems promotes LNG Hybrid Barge for use in Norway

Becker Marine Systems' LNG Hybrid Barge has already been tested at Port of Hamburg (Image: Becker Marine Systems)

Becker Marine Systems aims to offer its LNG Hybrid Barge technology to cruise operators sailing their ships into Norwegian ports and fjords.
The barge, which has already been successfully tested at the Port of Hamburg in Germany, would provide low-emission power to cruise ships in accordance with Norway’s strict environmental legislation.
“We would like to offer the barge technology, which has successfully been operated at the Port of Hamburg in the last three years, in a larger design for use in cruise ships anchored in fjords and are already in discussions about this with Norwegian port and cruise ship operators,” said Dirk Lehmann, managing director of Becker Marine Systems. “The implementation of another barge employing flexible LNG technology has also attracted interest from China and Spain, where cruise ships can be operated year-round.”
Becker Marine Systems will showcase the LNG Hybrid Barge technology at Nor-Shipping, which is taking place in Oslo, Norway from 30 May to 2 June 2017.
The company will also demonstrate its manoeuvring systems and the new COBRA - Compact Battery Rack, which is built from efficient li-ion battery cells and specifically designed for maritime use. It has already received an initial order for the COBRA battery system for a German passenger ship, which will begin operation in mid-July.

Visedo and TECO sign landmark partnership

Technology agreement set to disrupt heavy EV motor industry
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Finnish manufacturer of electric drivetrains for heavy vehicles Visedo has signed a landmark production and co-operation agreement with Asia’s largest electric motor producer TECO Electric & Machinery Company.
Visedo CEO Kimmo Rauma announced the new partnership will ensure the company’s market-leading technology powers more hybrid and fully electric passenger road vehicles, heavy duty machinery and marine vessels.
Under the agreement Visedo will benefit from TECO’s significant production capacity and ability to service major tender projects worldwide and particularly in Asia. In turn, TECO will have access to Visedo’s unique expertise in developing synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet (SRPM) power systems, a technology superior to currently produced powertrains for heavy electric vehicles.
The agreement will also assist Visedo to further develop commercial opportunities across Asia’s emerging markets. This follows Visedo opening a new Hong Kong office last month and signing a letter of intent with VC firm, Beijing Capital Investment, to help the company access China’s booming EV market – already the world’s single largest.
Visedo CEO Kimmo Rauma said “We believe this agreement with TECO Electric & Machinery Company marks a historic day for Visedo as it allows our superior technology to disrupt the status quo of the current electric power market for heavy electric vehicles.
“The revolution to electrify the world’s transport and transition away from diesel reliance is already underway. But until now the industry producing powertrains for heavy duty electric vehicles and machines has been dominated by AC induction.
“Our synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet (SRPM) technology allows Visedo to deliver the market’s most efficient hybrid and fully electric solutions that are also smaller and lighter than our competitors. Visedo can already guarantee better performing hybrid and fully electric drivetrains in a more compact and robust product – our partnership with TECO will allow Visedo to also compete at the scale and volume of our Tier One OEM rivals.”
TECO Company Chairperson Sophia Chiu said: “Statistics show that Asia-Pacific is one of the fastest growing markets for electric vehicles worldwide and China is the world’s largest and fastest growing market for electric buses, likely to own over 50 per cent of global market share by 2025.
“Another promising market is the electrification of marine vessels. The global market of marine electric/hybrid power propelling system is expected to hit US$4.45 billion by 2022. The electric/hybrid marine vessel market of Southeast Asia and China promises infinite potential.
“We’re confident that TECO and Visedo can join hands in seizing the regional business opportunities for joint producing and developing electric drivetrain systems with even higher quality for customers, and creating a win-win for both parties in the Asia-Pacific market.”
Visedo’s SRPM technology delivers more efficiency than traditional power systems based on induction machines (IM) or standard permanent magnet motors (PM).
The Finnish company has developed and installed its technology to power fully electric buses in the Finnish capital Helsinki and in the Swedish city of Umeå. In the marine segment Visedo has also helped deliver Asia’s first hybrid electric ferry; Finland’s first all-electric ferry; and is currently developing the power system for the world’s largest electric E-ferry in Denmark.
The partnership with TECO is part of Visedo’s concerted efforts to further develop opportunities in Asia, an emerging powerhouse for the electric vehicle segment. The greater Asia Pacific region – driven by demand in China and Japan – is forecast to be the world’s fastest growing market for electric vehicles by 2022.
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Renk launches hybrid system for two-stroke engines

MARHY's key components: propeller shaft clutch (top right), tunnel gearbox (centre) and electrical package (left) governing electric propulion and PTO modes
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Propulsion technology specialist Renk is to launch a hybrid concept that enables two-stroke engine users to harness the electrical potential of their engines for either propulsion or power generation.
The MARHY (marine hybrid) system features a tunnel gearbox and propeller shaft clutch enabling the two-stroke engine to be connected to an electrical motor. The electrical package includes an asynchronous motor, active front end frequency converters and couplings.
MARHY can be used with both fixed pitch and controllable pitch propellers. In combination with energy storage, the system offers four operational modes: main engine propulsion with power take out to supply onboard electrical demand; main engine propulsion with power take in, to provide an electrical boost to propulsion; fully electric propulsion with the main engine turned off; and main engine as generator with the propeller disengaged.
The system offers fully redundant propulsion fulfilling class requirements including Bureau Veritas’ AVM-APS and Lloyd’s Register’s PMRL. For passenger vessels, this means that MAHY satisfies safe return to port requirements while for tankers, containerships and crude oil carriers the redundancy allows hazardous cargos to be transported in restricted areas.
The system, which is available for propeller shafts with diameters of 250-850mm, can also be used by ship owners to reduce the number of gensets deployed on a vessel, either by generating electricity for storage in a battery or through enabling the main engine to be used as a generator.
Renk will launch the MARHY system at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam next month.

Seaspan Ferries commissions LNG hybrid duo

APRIL 11, 2017 — Canada's Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) officially welcomed two new, state-of-the-art dual-fueled/hybrid (liquefied natural gas, diesel and battery) vessels to its fleet during a double commissioning ceremony held at its Tilbury Terminal, Delta, BC, on April 9.
The Seaspan Swift and Seaspan Reliant, the first eco-ferries of their kind in North America, were formally christened by sponsors Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia, and Anisa White, wife of Doug White III, Councillor and Chief Negotiator for Snuneymuxw First Nation.
Following construction at Sedef Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey, the Seaspan Swift arrived in December 2016 and entered operation in January 2017, while the Seaspan Reliant arrived in late February and is scheduled to begin service later this month. The 148.9 m long ferries which can accommodate up to 59 53-ft trailers, are the first new vessels added to SFC's fleet since 2002.
Seaspan Swift arrived from shipbuilder in December 2016 

Color Line inks LOI for large plug-in hybrid

160 m ferry will carry 2,000 passengers, 500 cars160 m ferry will carry 2,000 passengers, 500 cars
JANUARY 25, 2017 — Norway's Color Line and Ulstein Verft have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the construction of the largest plug-in hybrid vessel in the world.
Designed by Fosen Yard, it will be 160 m long and have a capacity of 2,000 passengers and about 500 cars. The ship will provide significantly increased capacity on the Sandefjord-Strömstad route between Norway and Sweden.
The vessel is planned to enter service in summer 2019.
The plug-in hybrid vessel's batteries will be recharged via a power cable with green electricity from their own shore facilities or recharged on board by the ship's generators. It will operate fully on battery power into and out of the environmentally sensitive fjord to Sandefjord.
"This is an important milestone for us, and we are very pleased that we have been chosen as partner in this very exciting project. We are looking forward to the further cooperation with Color Line," says Ulstein Group CEO Gunvor Ulstein.
The vessel, with the working title Color Hybrid, will have almost double the capacity of the M/S Bohus, which will be phased out when the new ferry enters operation.
"The signing of the LOI represents a significant step to realize the world's largest plug-in hybrid ship. It is very gratifying that the Norwegian shipbuilding industry has proven its competitiveness internationally," says Color Line CEO Trond Kleivdal .
Color Line has installed shore power facilities in Oslo, Larvik and Kristiansand. When shore power is installed in Sandefjord, all Color Line Norwegian ports will have shore power facilities.
Color Line is currently the only company in the international passenger and freight traffic to and from Norway with ships registered in the Norwegian Ship Register and with Norwegian headquarters.
"The focus on a new vessel with new green technology happens partly because the company, through the Government's maritime strategy, has received approximately identical conditions as their competitors in the Nordic region," says Trond Kleivdal.

Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market- Positive Long-Term Growth Outlook 2022

The global market for marine hybrid propulsion is expected to possess a medium degree of competition till 2022. There exist a number of small-scale manufacturers that operate in key regional markets, along with players such as BAE Systems Plc., Caterpillar Inc., and Aspin Kemp & Associates that operate on a global front.
These key players are able to provide products and services across a large regional span and show a consolidated effort towards development of marine hybrid propulsion technologies.
According to a publication by Transparency Market Research, the threat of new entrants is expected to go down over time, owing to the presence of patented technology and the high level of brand loyalty that consumers show towards the prominent names in the market.
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The global market for marine hybrid propulsion has been expanding at a CAGR of 8.02% in revenue from 2014 to 2022. This revenue is expected to reach US$2.77 bn by the end of 2016 and US$4.45 bn by the end of 2022.
Diesel-electric marine hybrid propulsion systems are expected to continue being the leading segment in terms of system configuration, albeit a small drop in market value from the past. By the end of 2022, US$2.24 bn in revenue is expected to be generated from the demand for marine hybrid propulsion systems.
Europe to Continue Leading Marine Hybrid Propulsion Demand
Europe and North America have respectively been the top consumers of marine hybrid propulsion systems in the recent past and are expected to remain at their top two positions till 2022.
Although Europe is expected to continue holding the leading positions, it may lose share to North America over the coming years. This does not imply a reduction in demand in Europe, but rather an increase in investments made by APAC and North America in marine hybrid propulsion. By the end of 2022, Europe is expected to take up 31.42% of the market value for marine hybrid propulsion systems.
Growing Need to Improve Fuel Efficiency Pushes Demand for Marine Hybrid Propulsion
“The cost of fuel is one of the larger chunks of any vessel operator’s bill. Add to that the volatility in fuel prices, operators are compelled to look for options that can help them reduce fuel consumption as much as possible,” states a TMR analyst. This implies the use of marine hybrid propulsion systems to make the best of the given power input.
The pressure on vessel operators to cut down their emissions is also very high in developed economies from North America and Europe. Regulatory norms are getting more and more stringent and emission norms in all fields have to be followed. The ECAs imposed by the IMO in 2015, for instance, reduced the maximum emission of sulfur from the previous 0.5% to 0.1%. Using marine hybrid propulsion technology is one of the best ways for most small and medium scale vessel operators to follow these norms.
Usage of Clean Fuels in Conventional Propulsion Systems to Pose High Threat to Marine Hybrid Propulsion
While advancements in the marine hybrid propulsion technologies are certainly paving the way for their increased implementation, similar advancements are being made in the adoption of clean fuels. Modern clean fuels are designed so that they can be used in conventional marine propulsion systems. This provides vessel operators an extremely cheap option over the installation of marine hybrid propulsion systems.
The threat of clean fuels in conventional propulsion systems on marine hybrid propulsion is expected to increase over time.
“There is still a large opportunity for marine hybrid propulsion companies through the new ECA declarations. ECAs are currently implemented in North American waters and are expected to be put into action across the Gulf of Mexico, the Sea of Japan, the Turkish Straits, and the Strait of Malacca over the coming years. The stringency of ECAs will most likely push vessel operators towards investing in marine hybrid propulsion systems,” adds the analyst.
The information presented in this review is based on a Transparency Market Research report, titled, “Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2014 – 2022.”
Key Takeaways:
Europe is expected to accrue US$1.40 bn in marine hybrid propulsion systems by 2022, leading their regional demand.
Diesel-electric marine hybrid propulsion systems expected to generate US$2.24 bn globally by 2022.
US$1.72 bn expected to be generated by marine hybrid propulsion system providers through demand from ferries by 2022.
Key segments of the Global Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market
Global Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market, by Configuration
Parallel Hybrid
Serial Hybrid
Global Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market, by End-users
Tugboats and OSVs
Defense Vessels
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Strong Showing for Bunker Saving Tech at 2016 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards

Several suppliers have seen their bunker saving technology win awards at the 2016 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards.
Innovation of the Year went to Norsepower's Rotor Sail solution, which as Ship & Bunker reported earlier this year, has shown fuel savings of 6.1 percent.
In the Propulsion System Manufacturer of the Year category, Wärtsilä won for its combined induction charging and automotive mooring concept, the creation of a concept for a series of zero- and low-emissions hybrid shuttle ferries, and the supply of a complete electrical propulsion system to the Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation cruise vessels.
The Supplier of the Year title went to marine battery manufacturer Corvus Energy for the second consecutive year, while Caledonian Maritime Assets won the Electric & Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year award for a second time in three years, for its MV Catriona hybrid ro-ro passenger and vehicle ferry.
It’s been another exceptional year for electric and hybrid marine technology
John Thornton, editor of Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and co-chairman of the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards
The vessel reports bunker savings of up to 30 percent.
"It's been another exceptional year for electric and hybrid marine technology, which has been echoed by the strength of this year's nominees," said John Thornton, editor of Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and co-chairman of the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards.
"It was certainly no easy task for the jury panel, and we'd like to congratulate all the winners and nominees for the quantity and quality of pioneering innovation produced over the past year."
The awards were presented last Thursday at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo, Amsterdam RAI.
Ship & Bunker was among the international jury of 42 maritime journalists, marine industry experts, and academics from 20 countries who decided the winners.


Group Leader of Frazer-Nash's EC&I team, Chris G Jones, will be sharing his expertise with delegates at the Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo Conference in Amsterdam on 22 June.
Chris's presentation, titled 'Novel approaches to de-risk the integration of hybrid energy solutions to deliver the next generation of capability' will be given at 9.35am on 22 June, as part of the morning session on hybrid-electric and all-electric system design and development.
Chris said: "My presentation will discuss the likely risks and mitigation strategies involved in the introduction of direct-current architectures to meet the demanding energy needs of future marine vessels.
"I'll be considering how to best take concept designs through the development life cycle using model-based systems engineering techniques, and will outline approaches that use simulation and real-time model development to de-risk the equipment integration challenge."
Exclusively dedicated to electric and hybrid marine propulsion systems, technologies and components, the Electric and Hybrid Marine World Conference Expo 2016 runs from 21 to 23 June, and will feature papers from more than 50 of the world's leading experts. The conference is co-located with the Electric and Hybrid Marine World international exhibition, where the latest and next-generation solutions will be showcased.
The event will also host the second Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards. For further details, visit

Cost Saving Fuel Switching Feature to be Made Available on New Hybrid Marine Engines

Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) has announced that a cost saving fuel switching function will be made available on its X-DF engines later this year, allowing operators "broad flexibility" to use both liquid and gaseous bunkers simultaneously.
The news came as part of WinGD's announcement that the company, along withDoosan Engine Co., Ltd (Doosan), Monday completed a demonstration of the first low-speed low-pressure Wärtsilä 6-cylinder X62DF engine in a commercial application, highlighting potential cost benefits of utilising the X-DF technology with low-pressure gas admission.
WinGD is a Chinese majority owned joint-venture with Wärtsilä.
"Reductions in capital expenditure (CAPEX) of 15 to 20 percent are possible compared to other low-speed dual-fuel engine technology, as validated on the new 180,000 cbm LNG carriers," said WinGD.
Reductions in capital expenditure (CAPEX) of 15 to 20 percent are possible compared to other low-speed dual-fuel engine technology.
Winterthur Gas & Diesel
"This results from the substantially simpler and lower cost LNG fuel gas handling system needed for gas admission at pressure below 16 bar."
The demonstration and launch event is said to have taken place at Doosan's works inChangwon, Korea, and showed the W6X62DF operating in numerous load and fueling conditions, as well as the validation of its engine control features, tuning, economy, and emissions.
The W6X62DF engine, which is said to have been the first X-DF engine sold for use in the new generation of very large LNG carriers, is compliant with Tier III NOx Emissions regulations when in gas mode.
Doosan is said to be completing a testing phase before the engine is delivered, one of two intended for the first of two 180,000 cbm LNG carriers under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (SHI) in Korea for SK Shipping Co., Ltd and Marubeni Corporation.
On Monday, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE said it estimates that design updates to tankers and bulk carriers to accommodate even larger propellers, in conjunction with even lower speed engines, should give bunker savings of some 4-7 percent along with a similar reduction in CO2 emissions.

LaNaval launches CNG hybrid ferry

LaNaval launches CNG hybrid ferry
Spanish shipbuilder Construcciones Navales del Norte – La Naval has launched the 135 m ferry Texelstroom for Netherlands operator Royal N.V. Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming (TESO).
The 1,750 passenger, 350 vehicle vessel marks the Basque shipyard's ferry market debut —and it is entering the segment with a technically sophisticated ship featuring a hybrid propulsion system, with dual fuel (diesel/CNG) generating sets and a battery system, feeding the propulsion electric motors.
The double ended ferry will have two completely independent engine rooms, each of which can provide enough power to be able to continue the normal service of the ferry at least up until wind force Beaufort  9.
One engine room is to be fitted with two ABC diesel engines (2 x 2,000 kW), and the other with two ABC dual fuel engines (also 2 x 2.000 kW).
Two Rolls-Royce azimuth propellers will be installed at each end of the ship, to achieve a speed of 10 knots (economic) and 15 knots (maximum).
It is planned that the ferry will operate mainly on natural gas stored in two batteries of compressed natural gas (CNG) bottles installed on the top deck.
Electric batteries will also form an integral part of the advanced energy management system. In addition to this, with over 700 sq.m of solar panels, the ferry will have power available from the sun in the sunniest region of The Netherlands.
The vessel will is scheduled to be ready for sea trials at the end of this year  and final delivery in January 2016..

Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2014 - 2022

LONDONAug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This research study analyzes the market for marine hybrid propulsion systems in terms of revenue. The marine hybrid propulsion market has been segmented on the basis of configuration, end-users, and geography. For the purpose of this study, 2013 has been taken as the base year while all forecasts have been given for the 2014–2022 period. Market data for all the segments has been provided at the regional as well as country-specific levels for the 2013–2022 period. 

The regional segments have been further divided into sub-segments comprising seven unique countries that are major players in the global marine hybrid propulsion market. The report provides a comprehensive competitive landscape and features companies engaged in the marine hybrid propulsion business. The report also provides a detailed industry analysis of the marine hybrid propulsion market with the help of the Porter's Five Forces model. The Porter's Five Forces analysis aids in understanding the five major forces that affect the industry structure and profitability of the global marine hybrid propulsion market. The forces analyzed are the bargaining power of buyers, bargaining power of suppliers, threat from new entrants, threat from substitutes, and degree of competition in the market. 

The high-level analysis provides detailed insights into the business of marine hybrid propulsion globally. Major drivers, restraints, and opportunities of the marine hybrid propulsion market are analyzed in detail and illustrated in the report through graphs and tables. One of the most prominent drivers is the increasing investments by vessel operators in fuel-efficient and environment-friendly technologies. 

Vessel and towage operators in the marine industry are now investing in marine hybrid propulsion systems to optimize operational performance. Development in technology originating from the hybrid automotive industry has assisted technology developers in designing efficient and economical marine hybrid propulsion systems. Market attractiveness analysis was carried out for the marine hybrid propulsion industry on the basis of end-use. Market attractiveness was estimated on the basis of consumer preferences that directly impact the market. 

The marine hybrid propulsion market has been segmented into three broad categories on the basis of configuration as diesel-electric, parallel, and serial hybrid systems. The marine hybrid propulsion market was also analyzed on the basis of end-users as tugboats, ferries, high-speed PSVs, and others. The others segment primarily comprises naval vessels and autonomous underwater vehicles. The marine hybrid propulsion market was analyzed across six geographies: North AmericaEuropeAsia PacificSouth America & Central AmericaAfrica, and the Middle East.

Although hybrid propulsion systems are being widely adopted across the world, the major share of development is witnessed in Europealone. Regional data has been provided for each sub-segment of the marine hybrid propulsion market. Key market participants in the marine hybrid propulsion market include BAE Systems plc, Caterpillar Inc., Aspin Kemp & Associates, Imtech Marine, and General Electric. The report provides an overview of these companies, followed by their financial details, business strategies, and recent developments. 

Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market: Configuration Analysis

Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market: End-use Analysis
Tugboats & OSVs
Defense Vessels
Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market: Regional Analysis
North America
Rest of North America
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia Pacific
South & Central America
Middle East
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