Korean Patent for Forward Ships’ LNG-Powered Vessel Design

| Greece and South Korea | Source: Arista Group

Arista Forward Shipping test approval from South KoreaForward Ships’ innovative machinery arrangement has received its first official patent right from South Korea. The Project Forward initiative demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design and efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to meet the IMO’s target for a 40 percent reduction in carbon intensity by 2030. Read more »

Nordlaks Orders Second LNG Hybrid Well Boat

| Norway: Stokmarknes | Source: Nordlaks

Nordlaks LNG Hybrid designNorwegian aquaculture company Nordlaks has ordered a second well boat with LNG / battery hybrid propulsion and is in the process of cutting down the use of diesel for transport of live fish from 2021. The first hybrid well boat is already under construction. Boat number two is based on the same design from NSK Ship Design. Read more »

Grants for Fuel-Cell R&D Maritime Transport Projects in Norway

| Norway: Oslo | Source: Hyon AS and Enova SF

Image emission-free shipping by Enova SF, Norway 2018Hyon AS (Hyon), a joint venture established in 2017, owned wholly by Nel ASA, Hexagon Composites ASA and PowerCell Sweden AB, has together with partners been awarded grants under the PILOT-E scheme for the development and realization of two hydrogen-related maritime projects: a high-speed ferry and a short-sea freighter. Read more »

GEV Completes Final ABS Requirement for the CNG Optimum Design

| Australia: West Perth WA | Source: Global Energy Ventures Ltd

GEV CNG Optimum 200 gas carrier designGlobal Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV), a leading developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, has completed the extensive prototype testing of the Optimum system. This program included burst tests, fatigue tests and proof-of-concept tests. Read more »

ABS and KOMERI MoU Advances Safety of LNG as Fuel

| Korea: Busan | Source: ABS

Fuel Gas Compressor Package Test FacilityIn an industry first, ABS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute (KOMERI) to create a new facility dedicated to improving the safety of LNG as fuel. ABS and KOMERI will collaborate on research at the shoreside facility, which will allow shipowners to safely test fuel gas and bunkering systems, under actual loading conditions, prior to installation onboard. Read more »

FPT Industrial Showcases NG Engines Including Cursor EVO Prototype

| Italy: Turin | Source: FPT Industrial
FPT Industrial Cursor NEF N60 NG

FPT Industrial Cursor NEF N60 NG

FPT Industrial, a brand of CNH Industrial, showcased its Cursor 13 NG EVO Prototype during its Tech Day 2018 event on November 23. In doing so, it confirmed its commitment to environmental sustainability, one of the most important challenges that the powertrain industry must tackle, by seeking air quality improvement and the reduction of heavy­ duty vehicles’ impact on climate change. Read more »

FPT Industrial Presents Cursor X Power Source Concept

| Italy: Turin | Source: FPT Industrial

FPT Industrial Cursor X Natural Gas Concept PowertrainFPT Industrial presented a Multi-power, Modular, Multi-application and Mindful 4.0 Power Source Concept at its Tech Day 2018 event held in Turin, Italy. Named Cursor X, it represents a symbol of how FPT Industrial conceives innovation and reflects FPT Industrial’s product strategy vision. The company describes it as the engine of the future, “designed for Planet Earth”. Read more »

ULEMCo’s 100% Hydrogen Zero Emission Engine Hits New Highs

| United Kingdom: UK | Source: ULEMCo

ULEMCo H2 truckULEMCo, a company pioneering the adoption of ultra-low emission hydrogen fuel in the UK, and their R&D partner Revolve Technologies, say their 100% hydrogen fuelled zero emission engine has achieved record breaking energy efficiency results. Read more »