ABS identifies key challenges with BWM Systems; Wärtsilä to deliver first short-sea shipping hybrid retrofit

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February 8th, 2019 — It is estimated that the total reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions after the retrofit could be as much as 80 to 90 percent, while overall fuel cost savings are expected to be in the range of 5 to 10 percent. The battery capacity will be sufficient to sail in and out of harbor on electric power for approximately 30 minutes, which will effectively reduce noise and pollution levels in the vicinity of the harbor.

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Innovative Z-Tech tug incorporates RAstar hullform

More technical details have been released on the Mark E. Kuebler, the first in a series of ten innovative Z-Tech 30-80 tugs recently delivered by Gulf Island Shipyards to Bay Houston Towing Company.

Algoma Central CEO steps down

Ken Bloch Soerensen has resigned as President and CEO to spend more time with his family in Europe. Gregg A. Ruhl, the current COO, has been named President and CEO and takes on the role immediately.

ABS identifies key challenges with Ballast Water Management Systems

ABS recently issued questionnaires and hosted a series of Ballast Water Management Workshops that produced feedback from across the globe from shipowners and operators with BWM systems installed onboard their vessels.
Philly Shipyard eyes its options

With the last ship on its order book nearing completion, Philly Shipyard needs to find whatever kind of work it can — including repair work and steel fabrication —to keep things ticking over until the next newbuilding contract is secured.
Irving awards design contract for Canadian Surface Combatant

The team consists of BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics to offer the Royal Canadian Navy the Type 26 Global Combat Ship.