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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.

Growing Marine Hybrid Propulsion Market - Global Marine Propulsion Engine Market Growth at 4.2% by 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Marine Propulsion Engine Market 2016-2020" report to their offering.

The report forecasts the global marine propulsion engine market to grow at a CAGR of 4.2% during the period 2016-2020.

The first kind of mechanical marine propulsion engines was the steam engines that came into inception during the 19th century. With time, steam engines have been increasingly replaced by two-stroke and four-stroke diesel engines and gas turbine engines from the 20th century onward. The use of LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a fuel in the marine propulsion engine is gaining popularity because of the low-emission advantages it offers over diesel.

An important trend influencing growth is the growing use of marine hybrid propulsion systems. The rising use of hybrid marine propulsion engines can be attributed to the high pollution caused by diesel propulsion engines. Many major ports worldwide and maritime authorities are establishing standards for vessels that operate in designated areas, compelling shipping operators to comply with the emission guidelines in those areas.

According to the report, one factor driving market growth is the surge in commercial shipping. The growth in global commercial shipping is a direct effect of globalization. Since economies worldwide are all interlinked, world trade volume is also affected by the health of the global economy. Therefore, economic development and growth have created enormous opportunities for the marine industry, especially the global demand for and supply of commodities and manufactured goods
Further, the report states that the collapse of the Greek shipbuilding industry will have a significant impact on market growth.

Key vendors:
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Wärtsilä
Key Topics Covered:
PART 01: Executive summary
PART 02: Scope of the report
PART 03: Market research methodology
PART 04: Introduction
PART 05: Market landscape
PART 06: Market segmentation by product
PART 07: Geographical segmentation
PART 08: Key leading countries
PART 09: Market drivers
PART 10: Impact of drivers
PART 11: Market challenges
PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges
PART 13: Market trends
PART 14: Vendor landscape
PART 15: Key vendor analysis

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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.

First gas container for the LNG Hybrid Barge reaches the Port of Hamburg

In the coming year, the HUMMEL (bumblebee) LNG Hybrid Barge will enable Becker Marine Systems to supply low-emission power to cruise ships lying at port in Hamburg. The first container with LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) fuel has now arrived in the Hanseatic City.
As part of the LNG Hybrid Barge’s testing programme, the first gas container for the marine fuel was delivered on Monday. “The testing of the gas engines at the Port of Hamburg is a first for both the classification society and participating authorities”, said Dirk Lehmann and Henning Kuhlmann, both Managing Directors of the global market leader for high-performance rudders.
The gas container from Shell Ganor, represented by Mr. Aksel Skjervheim, Marine LNG Business Development Manager, was formally delivered to Becker Marine Systems at the Blohm + Voss shipyard. The container with the marine fuel had previously made the journey from the Fluxys LNG Terminal in Zeebrugge, Belgium to Hamburg.
The barge works like a floating power plant and uses low-emission LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) to supply environmentally-friendly energy to cruise ships. Compared to conventional marine diesel with 0.1% sulphur content, sulphur dioxides and soot are no longer emitted. Emissions of nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide are also significantly reduced.
The LNG Hybrid Barge, developed by Becker Marine Systems and recently christened the
HUMMEL (bumblebee), will officially commence operations at the Port of Hamburg at the beginning of the cruise season in spring 2015.
Source: Becker Marine Systems