Focus on Marine Engines and Propulsion Systems

Focus on Marine Engines and Propulsion Systems

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Our focus on marine propulsion systems once again includes a lineup of reviewed vessels boasting an assortment of propulsion configurations, from conventional engines to batteries. In addition to the newbuild fishing and aquaculture vessels being featured this week, we also look at a Chinese-developed unmanned demonstrator vessel, electric workboats acquired by a Dutch charter operator, and a compact outboard-equipped craft for inland and nearshore use.

Engines • Gensets • Gearboxes • Outboards • FPP • CPP • Waterjets • Sterndrives • Hybrid/Electric • Thrusters • Renewables • Nuclear • Gas Turbines

We will also highlight a new development project in Norway wherein a consortium is working towards the introduction of battery-powered vessels that will support the offshore industry. Although the initial examples of the vessel are not yet in service, the project is still noteworthy for its goal of addressing some of the emissions-related issues in shipping.

We at Baird Maritime invite readers to regularly visit our pages for updates on the marine propulsion systems industry.

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

FEATURE | Equinor leads development of battery-powered platform supply vessel

– “The project partners expect the first vessel to be in operation in less than three years if everything goes according to plan.”

News and Gear:

Recent Important Features:

FEATURE | UK project to determine feasibility of electric foiling systems on pilot boats

– “The goal of the project is to determine whether the company’s electric foiling solution can help decarbonise marine pilotage operations, beginning with such operations in Belfast Harbour.”

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global engines and propulsion systems sectors? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and October 6), so we can add it to this current edition of MEPS Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the engines and propulsion systems sector
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the maritime world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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