Focus on Marine Engines and Propulsion Systems
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 REFIT | Ernst Kramer – German inland cargo ship upgraded with remote operating capability
- Zhikun – Remotely operated electric demonstrator boat enters service in China
- Emerald – Arctic-capable freezer trawler delivered to Faroese owner
- Acila – Omani tuna seiner to operate in Indian Ocean
- Arnøytind – Versatile purse seiner boasts environment-friendly features
- Electric crewboat prototype to support fish farm operations in Norway
- New electric RIB for Dutch boat charter company [Wednesday]
- Inter Scotia – Intership takes delivery of hybrid battery-powered wellboat
- Jinfeng 2 – Chinese tuna longliner pair built for Atlantic sailings
- Rebel Defender – UK operator acquires compact towing and maintenance workboat
- Mekhanik Sizov – Trawler/processor designed for Russian Far East waters
Features and Opinion:
– “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:
- Tug and Salvage Vessel News Roundup | October 4 – Brazilian towage fleet expansion, future ferry-assist tugs for New Zealand’s South Island and more
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | October 3 – Italian and Australian patrol vessels plus US Navy surface ships
- GEAR | Egyptian shipyard orders tug engines
- GEAR | Coolers selected for future PSA Marine tugs
- GEAR | New 300kW hydrogen fuel cell under development
- GEAR | Lloyd’s Register awards approval in principle for ammonia two-stroke engine
- Passenger Vessel News Roundup | September 28 – Russian river ferry launch, Scottish ferry construction and more
- Fishing Vessel News Roundup | September 26 – Norwegian hybrid wellboat, Russian crabber/shrimper and more
- Maritime Security Vessels News Roundup | September 21 – Danish-designed Arctic frigate, US Navy’s newest littoral combat ship and more
- Passenger Vessel News Roundup | September 20 – Chinese cruise ship, Japanese hydrogen-powered ferry and more
- Maritime Security Vessel News Roundup | September 14 – Canadian and Pakistani patrol ships, a UK-designed large USV and US Navy landing craft orders
Recent Important Features:
– “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!
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- 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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