Friday, February 5, 2021
Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Navy

US Navy To Spend $173m On Cleantech Energy Upgrades At Norfolk Naval Shipyard

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Ameresco ($AMRC), today announced a $173 million clean energy upgrade contract with the U.S. Navy to construct a new 19-megawatt (MW) combined heat and power (CHP)...

February 5, 2021
Total Views: 1824

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Environment

First Tilting Rotor Sails Installed on SC Connector

Finnish-based Norsepower has installed the world’s first set of tilting rotor sails on board the SEA-CARGO roll-on/roll-off carrier SC Connector. The 35-meter-tall Rotor Sails will provide auxiliary wind propulsion leading...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 10974

Friday, January 8, 2021
hyundai heavy industries shipbuilding
Shipping

Ship Orders Slump 50% With Owners Unsure Which Green Fuel to Use

By Elizabeth Low and Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Ship owners facing looming deadlines to use less-polluting fuels have slashed the number of new vessels on order because they don’t know which...

January 8, 2021
Total Views: 5071

Friday, July 17, 2020
offshore wind farm
Maritime News

Norwegian Billionaire Reshapes Oil Empire for Renewable-Energy Future

By Mikael Holter and Lars Erik Taraldsen (Bloomberg) –Billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke is transforming the structure of his business empire as he seeks to revive struggling oil-service firms and seize...

July 17, 2020
Total Views: 86

Thursday, March 14, 2019
North Sea Giant goes green
Blog

Wärtsilä Helps ‘North Sea Giant’ Go Green

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä announced the installation of energy storage systems onboard the offshore construction vessel North Sea Giant which the group says could deliver impressive fuel savings of up...

March 14, 2019
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
world's most powerful offshore wind turbine installation
Maritime News

Time-Lapse: World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine Installed Off Scotland

A time-lapse video has been posted online showing last months installation of the world’s most power wind turbine at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre located just off the north-east...

May 16, 2018
Total Views: 56

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
all-electric ferry ampere
Maritime News

Going Green: Norwegian Shipbuilders Turning to Battery Power

By Mikael Holter and Jeremy Hodges (Bloomberg) — Not far from Norway’s North Sea oil rigs, shipbuilders are assembling some of the first ferry boats ever to be powered entirely...

March 13, 2018
Total Views: 83

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Press Releases

Wärtsilä to supply 150 MW power plant to Bangladesh

Wärtsilä will supply a 150 MW Smart Power Generation plant to Ace Alliance Power Limited, a special purpose company owned by the Summit Group of Companies in Bangladesh. The order...

January 18, 2017
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Maritime News

Ship Photos of the Day – World’s Most Powerful Offshore Converter Installed in North Sea

The DolWin beta offshore converter platform has reached its final destination in the North Sea where it will soon serve as a critical link between one of the world’s largest...

August 11, 2015
Total Views: 4

Thursday, August 1, 2013
alstom tidal turbine
News

Alstom’s 1 Megawatt Tidal Turbine Shows Promise

Alstom has achieved a significant milestone this week when its tidal power turbine achieved a full nominal power output of 1MW at their European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney,...

August 1, 2013
Total Views: 64

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Ports

Foss Hybrid Tug Suffers Machinery Fire

One of Foss Maritime’s hybrid tugs suffered a fire in her machinery space on Monday after having just completed a ship assist job in the Port of Long Beach. In...

August 22, 2012
Total Views: 47

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Uncategorized

Siemens to Supply Eco-Friendly Propulsion and Power Generation Systems for Maersk Triple-E’s

Siemens, through their Siemens Drive Technologies Division, says it has been awarded a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to supply eco-friendly propulsion and power generation systems for...

May 15, 2012
Total Views: 12

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Blog

Offshore Wind Farms and the Turbine Installation Vessel

Offshore wind farming has picked up steam during the last decade, with more & more countries installing these gigantic turbines in their coastal waters.  The largest wind farm in the...

April 9, 2011
Total Views: 179

Friday, October 29, 2010
Uncategorized

Green Dynamic Positioning Technology

As positioning capabilities have been improved to the point where a vessel can now sit on a (virtual) dime, the focus now shifts towards refinement. Making vessels more efficient is not only the right thing to do for the environment, it also makes good business sense. As legislation continually moves towards stricter emission controls, companies that are taking the initiative now will remain ahead of the curve, staying competitive in the process.

October 29, 2010
Total Views: 96

Sunday, September 26, 2010
Blog

Skysails – Plus – Top 10 Green Ship Designs

From the gCaptain Archives: In honor of the EPA’s Pollution Week, let’s take a look at an archived post on Skysails. But first, here is a brief update into the...

September 26, 2010
Total Views: 1040

Monday, July 26, 2010
Interesting

Plastiki – Catamaran Made of Plastic Soda Bottles

UPDATE: July 26, 2010 – gCaptain first reported on the Plastitki, a 60-foot catamaran made out of 2-liter soda bottles, over a year ago and we are now happy to...

July 26, 2010
Total Views: 186

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Uncategorized

Wind Turbine Designs – The 11 Most Interesting

What are the 11 most interesting Wind Turbine Designs? Today’s hottest job market for mariners is Offshore Oil and Gas but this is by no means the only controversial industry...

July 13, 2010
Total Views: 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010
Ship Design

Interesting Ship of The Week – Black Magic turns oil tankers green

Whoever said a little black magic couldn’t be used to help cut carbon emissions?  Well, the folks at Sauter Carbon Offset Design aim to do just that with the introduction...

June 18, 2010
Total Views: 33

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Uncategorized

Blog Action Day – Maritime Shipping and Climate Change

For those of you that try to keep up with events in the blogosphere, you may know that today is Blog Action Day 2009.  For those of you that don’t,...

October 15, 2009
Total Views: 23

Friday, October 2, 2009
Uncategorized

First Ship with High Temperature Fuel Cell for Greener Power Supply

September 2009 saw the initial operation of the first high temperature fuel cell to be run on board of a ship.  The operation was launched as part of the FellowSHIP...

October 2, 2009
Total Views: 15