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 by batteries. For years, the yard, nestled against the deep-blue sea waters and snow-clad mountains of the country’s deepest fjord, mostly made fuel-guzzling boats for the oil industry. But orders … [Read more...]

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 comprises eight Wärtsilä 50 and one Wärtsilä 32 engines. The contract includes the engineering and equipment (EEQ) with additional advisory services for the plant's installation, testing and … [Read more...]

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 offshore wind farm clusters and the German power grid. The 320-kilovolt converter station has a 916 megawatts (MW) power transmission capacity, making it the world's most powerful installation of its … [Read more...]

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, Scotland. Alstom notes that what connected to the power grid, the turbine has now generated over 10MWh of electricity in actual operating conditions. "Tidal power offers an inexhaustible … [Read more...]