Stena Line and the Port of Trelleborg inaugurate onshore power supply

As the first ferry company in the Port of Trelleborg, Stena Line will now be connecting up its two vessels M/S Skåne and M/S Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the electricity grid during calls into port. This is an important step in Stena Line’s dedicated sustainability work, with one of the focus areas being to reduce emissions into the atmosphere.

Stena Line is a pioneer in this field, and since 1989 has been able to connect up a number of its vessels to the electricity grid…

LNGTainer ready for production of new Finnish-developed gas transportation technology

New containers can help developing countries utilize natural gas as a power source in remote areas

LNGTainer has announced its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) container is ready for production, which will take place in Finland. The containers utilize patented technology to make the storage and transportation of LNG more energy efficient and environmentally friendly than currently possible.

Liquefied natural gas allows natural gas to be exported to a wide range…

World’s first floating wind farm has started production

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Today the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opens the wind farm.

The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and will power approximately 20,000 households.

“Hywind can be used for water depths up to 800 meters, thus opening up…

Green InfraPort project is finished.

Green InfraPort was a project financed by EUSBSR Seed Money Facility and developed by three partners: Baltic Ports Organization (Estonia, a lead partner), SSPA Sweden AB (Sweden) and Motus Foundation (Poland).

Project started in February 2016 and ended in March 2017. It addressed few environmental developments and challenges for port industry within the Baltic Sea region: port reception facilities for sewage from passenger ships, liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering…

Kick-off Meeting of the Connect2SmallPorts Project

The kick-off meeting of the seed-money project Connect2Small Ports (within the frame of the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020, ERDF co-financed) took place on the 29th of August 2017 at the Motus Foundation in Gdynia.

Representatives of all partners involved in the project joined the meeting. The lead partner in the project is Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design (DE), which was represented by Project Manager Laima…

New German LNG fuelled research ship will feature Wärtsilä technology

The technology group Wärtsilä is to supply the engines for a new LNG fuelled research vessel being built for the German government. Wärtsilä will also supply exhaust cleaning systems based on selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology and the LNGPac system for complete fuel gas handling. The SCR technology will be needed when the engines are running on conventional marine diesel fuel if the vessel exhausts its supply of LNG on long voyages. The vessel is under construction at the Fassmer…

IMO to look at sulphur verification for ‘in use’ samples taken from ships

A proposal to apply the same sulphur verification procedure to samples taken from ships as the one prescribed by MARPOL Annex VI for the representative fuel oil sample taken at the time of delivery (the MARPOL sample) received wide support at the 71st session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee  last week.

The proposal, put forward by China, noted: “Onboard sampling is an essential tool to verify the sulphur content of the “fuel oil used on board ships”. Some…

DNV GL releases updated DNV GL NOx TIER III compliance guide

Classification society DNV GL has developed a new brochure to offer a set of best practices for the design of ships subject to NOx Tier III requirements. It also offers guidance on the considerations that should be taken into account at the newbuilding stage.

To ensure the success of any newbuilding plan, shipowners should carefully consider the future operation of their vessels in the newbuilding planning stage, including the implications of the different technological…

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Report Breakthrough in Algae Biofuel Research

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. today announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain that more than doubled its oil content without significantly inhibiting the strain’s growth.

Using advanced cell engineering technologies at Synthetic Genomics, the ExxonMobil-Synthetic Genomics research team modified an algae strain to enhance the algae’s oil content from 20 percent to more than 40 percent. Results of the research…

„Go LNG“ – Among The Winners Of The Baltic Sea Clean Maritime Award

For the third time, the Baltic Sea Clean Maritime Award honourred outstanding eco-minded seafaring on the Baltic Sea. Project “LNG Value Chain for Clean Shipping, Green Ports & Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region” (Go LNG) won second prize in the „Innovation and Technology“ category.

 

The awards ceremony took place during the EUSBSR Annual Forum in Berlin on Wednesday, June 14th.

 

The Baltic Sea Clean Maritime (BSCM) Award has been created to support…