Archive for the ‘Alternative Sources of Energy’ Category

FUGRO supports entire English Coast Monitoring Network with essential data

FUGRO  supports entire English Coast Monitoring Network with essential data
Wave measurement buoys, like this one near Lincs Offshore Wind Farm, are amongst 72 RCMP instruments under Fugro’s management around the 5,672 km of English coastline. The recent award of a three-year maintenance contract for the hydrodynamic element of the Anglian Coastal Monitoring programme means...
February 5th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Environment, Insight, News | Read More

WOC CEO to Keynote First Global Offshore Wind Summit

WOC CEO to Keynote First Global Offshore Wind Summit
Paul Holthus, CEO, World Ocean Council World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) Launches Flagship Offshore Wind Industry Event with WOC Input on Ocean Industry Leadership, Collaboration and Action 31 January 2019 The World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) has invited World Ocean Council (WOC) CEO, Paul Holthus, as opening...
January 31st, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

Esvagt turns to Vestdavit for high seas windfarm boat-handling

Esvagt turns to Vestdavit for high seas windfarm boat-handling
Esvagt’s latest windfarm Service Operations Vessels will be equipped with davits from Vestdavit that offer safe and comfortable boat launching and recovery even in the most challenging conditions (Photo: Havyard) Vestdavit has reinforced its claim to be the davit supplier of choice for higher sea states...
January 8th, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More

HSH to finance wind farm Linda in Saxony-Anhalt for the ERG Group

HSH to finance wind farm Linda in Saxony-Anhalt for the ERG Group
Lars Quandel HAMBURG/KIEL HSH Nordbank will provide the ERG Group with long-term project finance amounting to € 24 million for construction and operation of the Linda wind farm located near Elster in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. The farm with six GE 3.6/137 wind turbines will go into operation...
January 3rd, 2019 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Banking, Energy, Finance | Read More

Ultramax bulker vessel installed with ‘wind engines’ named 2018’s ‘Ship of the Year’

Ultramax bulker vessel installed with ‘wind engines’ named 2018’s ‘Ship of the Year’
The MV Afros, an Ultramax bulk carrier fitted with Anemoi’s Flettner Rotor system, has been named ‘Ship of the Year’ at the prestigious Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2018. The 64,000 dwt newbuild vessel, managed by Piraeus-based Blue Planet Shipping, is the first geared...
December 13th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Awards, Energy, Environment, Events, News, Technology | Read More

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents

OCIMF and INTERTANKO release new guidance on competency and learning from incidents
.. 30 November 2018 – (London) OCIMF and INTERTANKO have today released two new information papers that will help improve safety in the energy shipping industry. The result of a joint initiative between the two organisations, the papers look at two key areas:  competency and learning from incidents. Behavioural...
November 30th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

The BDI@1,231 …medieval figures that hurt

The BDI@1,231 …medieval figures that hurt
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) is now 1,016 points below the figure as of the end of December 2013 when it stood at 2,247 points. Geopolitics with all types of wars dangerously spreading; IBIA’s 2018 Convention finale more than a cause to celebrate! John Faraclas daily briefing: The BDI by...
November 8th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corruption, Dry Bulkcarriers, EEZ, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Gas, Markets, News, Oil Industry, Pollution, Reports | Read More

Winds of Change: Global Shipping, Decarbonisation & Wind Propulsion

Winds of Change: Global Shipping, Decarbonisation & Wind Propulsion
The Ecoliner HAMBURG – NOVEMBER 06, 2018: A wide consensus that the global shipping fleet must decarbonize has catalysed over the past 12 months since the Bonn meeting of the UNFCCC COP23 and calls for shipping to move faster on this. We had the IMO initial strategy of at least 50% reduction in CO2...
November 6th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, Pollution | Read More

ABB and SINTEF testing hydrogen fuel cells for main ship propulsion

ABB and SINTEF testing hydrogen fuel cells for main ship propulsion
The Color Magic The new research project seeks to provide the answers required for fuel cell technology to be delivered at the scale needed to power commercial and passenger ships. The testing methodology, to be developed at SINTEF Ocean’s Trondheim-based laboratory, will use two 30kW fuel cells,...
November 5th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More

IMO to further consider the challenges of 2020

IMO to further consider the challenges of 2020
In addition to progress made on a number of important issues, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) at its recent Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 73) listened to the concerns raised by INTERCARGO and others and offered a constructive way forward to potentially address them. It is...
November 2nd, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Intercargo | Read More

Alternative fuels: the options

Alternative fuels: the options
. DNV GL has issued a new white paper assessing a range of alternative fuels and technologies. Titled “Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping”, the paper examines the cost, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies.   by...
October 11th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Bunkering, Classification Societies, Energy, Insight | Read More

GAC UK opens new Dundee office in response to increasing offshore and renewables activity

GAC UK opens new Dundee office in response to increasing offshore and renewables activity
… Grangemouth, 28 September 2018 – GAC UK has opened its 19th branch, in the heart of Dundee harbour. Together with its long-established branches in Scotland at Aberdeen, Leith, Shetland, Invergordon, Orkney and Grangemouth, the new office enables GAC UK to better respond to the growing needs...
September 28th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Markets, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Ship Agencies | Read More

SeaRenergy opens Dutch office in The Hague

SeaRenergy opens Dutch office in The Hague
During the office opening ceremony (from left to right: Maarten Verjaal (SeaRenergy B.V.), Hans Timmers (NWEA), Laurens Kok (The Hague Business Agency), Dr. Benjamin Vordemfelde (SeaRenergy Germany) SeaRenergy announced during the WindEnergy exhibition in Hamburg, that it has opened a new office in the...
September 28th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More

Damen and HST sign contract for second FCS 2710 at WindEnergy Hamburg

Damen and HST sign contract for second FCS 2710 at WindEnergy Hamburg
. On 26th September, Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with High Speed Transfers (HST) during WindEnergy Hamburg for a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710. This is HST’s second FCS 2710 since becoming the launching customer for the vessel type earlier this year. The FCS 2710 builds on the success...
September 27th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

FUGRO begins marine site investigation at the Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm

FUGRO begins marine site investigation at the Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm
Fugro Pioneer Fugro has commenced a marine site characterisation programme at Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm, in German waters of the Baltic Sea. Under a contract worth over €10 million, Fugro will undertake a UXO survey to clear the investigation sites, followed by a geotechnical seabed...
September 14th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Drill ships, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Wärtsilä biogas upgrading plant will significantly reduce methane emissions from US dairy facility

Wärtsilä biogas upgrading plant will significantly reduce methane emissions from US dairy facility
The Puregas solution will convert the methane gas from cow manure into a viable and sustainable transportation fuel. Wärtsilä Corporation, 14 September 2018 at 12 noon EEST – Puregas Solutions, a part of the technology group Wärtsilä, has been contracted to supply a turnkey biogas upgrading...
September 14th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

The world’s energy demand will peak in 2035 prompting a reshaping of energy investment – DNV GL Energy Transition Outlook 2018

The world’s energy demand will peak in 2035 prompting a reshaping of energy investment – DNV GL Energy Transition Outlook 2018
London, September 10 2018 – Global spending on energy, as proportion of economic output, is set to slow sharply because the world’s energy demand will decline from 2035 onwards – that is according to DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook. The historically significant change in our energy needs...
September 12th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies, Energy, News | Read More

Capes downs the BDI by 43 points

Capes downs the BDI by 43 points
John Faraclas The fall of the Capes was three times more than yesterday; the Geopolitics continue to be more than dodgy in many regions around Planet Ocean; John Faraclas’ brief Market and Geopolitics recap: At 1,439 points the BDI becomes a bit vulnerable widening the gap since the end of December...
September 11th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Gas, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Five Misconceptions of Wind Propulsion Solutions for Commercial Vessels

Five Misconceptions of Wind Propulsion Solutions for Commercial Vessels
… There has been a significant trend developing around wind propulsion technologies over the last 12 months and with potential fuel savings of 10-30% for retrofit installations and up to 50% for optimised new builds it is no wonder that the industry is sitting up and taking notice. Gavin Allwright,...
August 30th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Technical, Technology | Read More

Sails installed on Maersk Tanker Ships

Sails installed on Maersk Tanker Ships
Two 30×5 metres Norsepower Rotor Sail successfully installed onboard the Maersk Pelican. TESTING BEGINS ON FIRST PRODUCT TANKER VESSEL UTILISING WIND PROPULSION TECHNOLOGY Two 30-metre tall Rotor Sails have been installed onboard the product tanker vessel Maersk Pelican targeting a reduction...
August 30th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, News, Tankers, Technical, Technology | Read More

IMCA responds to growth of the marine renewable energy sector

IMCA responds to growth of the marine renewable energy sector
Andy Goldsmith Toolbox talks prompt guidelines planned for marine operations Guidance on use of immersion suits when transferring from vessels at sea The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is responding to the growth of involvement by its members in the marine renewable energy...
August 16th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Energy | Read More

Framo technology used to successfully install wind turbine foundations

Framo technology used to successfully install wind turbine foundations
Suction bucket foundation. Photo credit: NGI Framo’s pump technology has been used to successfully anchor 20 wind turbines at the wind farm Burkum Riffgrund 2. A total of 60 suction buckets have been pumped in place as foundation for the 20 wind turbines in Ørsted’s new wind farm Borkum Riffgrund...
August 7th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More

Boskalis Nederland aiming for 35% CO2 reduction with GoodFuels biofuel

Boskalis Nederland aiming for 35% CO2 reduction with GoodFuels biofuel
.. Rotterdam, July 12, 2018 – Boskalis Nederland and biofuel supplier GoodFuels have announced a long-term partnership aimed at furthering Boskalis’ sustainable practices. Reducing CO2 emissions is one of Boskalis’ long-term objectives. A 35% reduction in the CO2 emitted by the fleet and equipment...
July 12th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More

Wind energy powers Kaleido in Argentina

Wind energy powers Kaleido in Argentina
.. Argentina’s growing interest in wind energy is giving the Spanish-based forwarding and logistics company, Kaleido, significant optimism for its recently opened branch in Buenos Aires. Whilst Argentina has a long tradition of using wind energy on its farms, the government is keen to make sure...
July 12th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More

Fugro returns to Ørsted’s Hornsea offshore wind farm sites for geotechnical site investigation

Fugro returns to Ørsted’s Hornsea offshore wind farm sites for geotechnical site investigation
Fugro has commenced marine site characterisation work at the Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm site. The contract,awarded by renewable energy company Ørsted, covers geotechnical site investigation and follows other contracts awarded earlier this year for geophysical investigation services...
July 6th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy | Read More