Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has launched what it is describing as Southeast Asia’s first advanced maritime energy test facility, with the aim of creating a platform for scientists and engineers to develop new eco-friendly maritime technologies.
Royston Limited reports that it has won a contract to fit its Enginei fuel monitoring system on ten vessels for Scottish islands ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) in the UK, as part of a ‘Project Ecoship’ policy to improve fuel consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
AkzoNobel’s marine coatings brand, International, has announced the launch of Intertrac Vision, a consultancy tool that provides predictions on the fuel and CO2 savings potential of fouling control coatings, prior to application.
The Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP), which aims to support increased uptake and implementation of energy-efficiency measures for shipping, has been formally launched in Singapore, at the IMO-Singapore Future-Ready Shipping 2015 conference.
Nordic Tankers has signed a fleet agreement for the Marorka Online energy management system.
Eniram has launched three new fuel optimisation products, aimed at reducing costs and improving efficiency in ship operations.
Carbon War Room (CWR), a non-profit organisation backed by Virgin boss Richard Branson, reports that it is to make grants up to US$200,000 to finance shipowners or charterers in retrofitting a single vessel with a bundle of technologies, with the aim of creating a minimum fuel saving of 10–15 per cent.
Softship has launched a new software package for liner operators, to work alongside its existing vessel scheduling software VOYCES.
Diesel power company Royston reports that its Enginei fuel management system is being installed on 25 vessels in Nigeria, with a similar number of additional installations planned for the coming months.
The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that it is providing $500,000 to support a feasibility study for the design, construction, and operation of a high-speed passenger ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology and a hydrogen refuelling station.
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