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Wartsila and SHI agree to collaborate on ammonia fuelled engines

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The technology group Wartsila and the Korean shipbuilding company Samsung Heavy Industries- SHI have signed a joint development programme agreement aimed at developing ammonia-fuelled vessels with 4-stroke auxiliary engines available for future newbuild projects. Both parties recognise the importance of future carbon-free fuels in the marine industry’s drive towards decarbonisation. The agreement was signed in July 2021.

Wartsila has a leading role in developing engines for operation on future clean fuels, and has already successfully tested an engine running with a fuel mix containing 70 percent ammonia. The company anticipates having an engine concept capable of operating with 100 percent ammonia in 2023.

“There is a lot of interest from owners and operators in the potential for new clean-burning fuels, and ammonia is thought to be among the most promising of these candidates. Wartsila has already made significant progress in testing ammonia, and we are pleased to work together with them to bring this to reality,” says Youngkyu Ahn, Vice President, SHI.

“Decarbonisation has become the industry’s goal, and we at Wartsila are committed to doing everything possible to achieve this ambition. The adoption of a new generation of carbon-free fuels is central to a decarbonised future for shipping, so this JDP agreement represents an important step forward,” says Östen Lindell, Sales Director, Wartsila Marine Power.

According to SHI, the most likely initial newbuild targets for ships utilising ammonia fuel will be container vessels and very large crude carriers, operating with 2-stroke main engines and 4-stroke Wartsila auxiliary engines.

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NYK delivers new LNG carrier LNG Endeavour to TotalEnergies

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The liquefied natural gas -LNG carrier LNG Endeavour, commercially managed by France LNG Shipping, a French ship-owning company jointly owned by NYK and Geogas LNG, and under a long-term charter contract with TotalEnergies Gas & Power Ltd, was delivered. The vessel was built in Korea at SAMSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES Co., Ltd., Geoje, Korea.

The LNG carrier is equipped with a WinGD X-DF diesel engine that can operate on fuel oil or boil off gas stored in its cargo tank. The vessel has a cargo tank capacity of 174,000 cubic meters and a membrane-type tank that will make use of advanced insulating materials to reduce the boil-off rate i.e., percentage of gas volume that vaporizes during navigation.

<Vessel Particulars>

Length overall: about 293 meters
Breadth: about 45.8 meters
Gross tonnage: 115,408 tons
Main engine: X-DF diesel engine
Cargo tank capacity: about 174,000 cubic meters
Shipbuilder: Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.
Flag: France

NYK released the NYK Group ESG Story, which aims to further integrate ESG principles into the company’s management strategy and promote activities that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) through the company’s business activities. To strongly promote ESG management, the NYK Group will encourage new value creation as a sustainable solution provider through a business strategy that includes the transportation of LNG, which is expected to be a low-carbon bridging fuel prior to the transition to future zero-emission fuels.

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NYK delivers new LNG carrier to TotalEnergies

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NYK delivers new LNG carrier to TotalEnergies. Image: NYK Line
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The liquefied natural gas -LNG carrier LNG Enterprise, owned by France LNG Shipping -a French ship-owning company jointly owned by NYK and Geogas LNG and under a long-term charter contract with TotalEnergies Gas & Power Ltd, was delivered. The vessel was built at Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. in Korea.

The LNG carrier will be equipped with a WinGD X-DF diesel engine that can operate on fuel oil or boil off gas stored in its cargo tank. The LNG carrier has a cargo tank capacity of 174,000 cubic meters and a membrane-type tank that will make use of advanced insulating materials to reduce the boil-off rate -percentage of gas volume that vaporizes during navigation.

Vessel Particulars

Length overall: about 293 meters
Breadth: about 45.8 meters
Gross tonnage: 115,408 tons
Main engine: X-DF diesel engine
Cargo tank capacity: about 174,000 cubic meters
Shipbuilder: Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
Flag: France

NYK released the NYK Group ESG Story, which aims to further integrate ESG principles into the company’s management strategy and promote activities that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through the company’s business activities. To strongly promote ESG management, the NYK Group will encourage new value creation as a sustainable solution provider through a business strategy that includes the transportation of LNG, which is expected to be a low-carbon bridging fuel prior to the transition to future zero-emission fuels.

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K-Line received delivery of a bulk carrier “CAPE BROLGA” 

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K-Line received delivery of a bulk carrier "CAPE BROLGA". Image: "K" Line
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The 210,000-dwt ton capesize bulker “CAPE BROLGA” which had been under construction at Tsu shipyard of Japan Marine United Co., Ltd., has been delivered to Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. -“K” LINE.

The vessel has been built by adopting the original energy-saving propulsion devices made by Japan Marine United Corporation and the vessel’s accommodation which has consequently reduced the resistance of drag caused by oncoming wind.

She is expected to reduce fuel consumption by these devices and low wind resistance accommodation, compared to conventional vessels and growing the obtainable deadweight. It is a state-of-the-art ship that gathers world-class technology among capesize bulk carriers.

Additionally, in order to improve the resistance towards corrosion of the cargo holds of the vessel “CAPE BROLGA”, a specific cargo hold corrosion-resistant steel for coal developed by JFE Steel Corporation has been adopted.

She will be engaged in the carrying of iron ore and coal transport for JFE Steel Corporation under a long-term consecutive voyage charter contract.

With plenty of vessels of various types and sizes, “K” Line offers its customers a unique range of transport services. “K” Line will remain agile in actively responding to the diversifying needs for shipments of both ore and other iron-bearing raw materials.

【Vessel Particulars】

Main Measure : LOA 299.99M × Width 50.00M ×Depth 25.00M × Draft 18.40M
Deadweight : 211,982 T
Gross Ton : 108,605
Main Engine : Hitz MAN-B&W 7S65ME-C-8.5-HPSCR
Speed : 14.3KTS
Class : NK
Flag : Japan
Builder : Japan Marine United Corporation

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