RINA has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a green retrofit package solution designed by Dutch naval architecture firm Aurelia, Econowind, Wattlab and Vertom. The solution incorporates rigid sails, solar panels, batteries, optimised weather-routing, and a...
It will probably take another twenty years, but then our Royal Netherlands Navy will have a completely new fleet that will hopefully be up to any threats to Europe’s territorial integrity. The first ship of this new fleet, the supply ship Den Helder is currently...
Wärtsilä has introduced a new radical derating retrofit solution – Wärtsilä Fit4Power – to extend the emissions-compliant lifetime of merchant vessels. The solution provides the existing two-stroke fleet with leaner, healthier and more optimised engines. This...
Wärtsilä has installed a hybrid power system combined with a PV solar energy system on board the bulk carrier Paolo Topic, built in 2016. The installation was carried out at the Onomichi Dockyard in Japan and managed by Marfin Management. The combination with solar...
The greening of shipping needs much more R&D, not only in finding alternative fuels, but also for the design of completely new ship concepts. In his latest opinion piece, SWZ|Maritime’s editor-in-chief Antoon Oosting argues that for this R&D, a lot more...
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