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 retrofitted an inline shaft generator system on the Berge Toubkal, a cape-size bulk carrier of Singapore-based Berge Bulk. This is the marine industry’s first-ever shaft generator retrofit. Shaft generator systems on board ships are driven by the main...
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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