The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has welcomed a decision by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to accept all types of approved exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), or scrubbers, for use in its territorial waters.
ABB and SINTEF cooperate on plan to convert ferry to battery hydrogen hybrid
BABB and SINTEF Ocean are cooperating with Norway’s Fiskerstrand shipyard on a project that plans to convert an existing ferry to run on a combination of batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. The project, called HYBRIDShip, is being supported with funding from several Norwegian agencies, including the Research Council of Norway.
Scrubber-equipped Suezmax goes to work for BP
Athens headquartered tanker operator Top Ships Inc. reports that its scrubber-fitted Suezmax M/T Eco Bel Air, recently delivered by the Hyundai Samho shipyard in South Korea, commenced time charter employment with BP today, April 11, 2019.
Kongsberg wins major power-by-the-hour service contract
When Norway’s Kongsberg Group acquired the Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine (RRCM) business, it took on board an operation that in 2018 reported an underlying loss of about $45 million. It is understood that that part of Kongsberg’s internal strategy for returning the former RRCM activities to profitability is to maximize opportunities in the service and maintenance area.
WinGD and ExxonMobil put their smarts together
Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and ExxonMobil are collaborating to integrate WinGD’s Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) predictive maintenance technology and the Mobil Serv cylinder condition monitoring service.