Edda Ferd, Østensjø Rederi’s Lithium Powered OSV

This ain’t no Prius. The newest addition to Haugesund-based Østensjø Rederi's fleet carries a very unique hybrid power system based around a matrix of sophisticated lithium batteries from Vancouver-based Corvus Energy.  Built at Astilleros Gondan in Spain in 2012 and delivered to Østensjø Rederi in 2013, Edda Ferd is an example of the new breed of highly efficient offshore … [Read more...]

Damen Delivers First Hybrid Tug – PHOTOS

Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards has turned over a new leaf in its shipbuilding portfolio with the delivery of a hybrid version of its popular Damen ASD Tug 2810, the first hybrid tug to be built and delivered by the company. Damen made the announcement this week that Amsterdam-based Iskes Towage & Salvage has taken delivery of the tug Bernardus, of the Damen ASD Tug … [Read more...]

Diesel-Electric Power Plus Batteries Makes for a Very Efficient Tugboat

Netherlands-based Iskes Towage & Salvage accepted delivery today of the first ever Damen Shipyards-built Hybrid tug at a signing ceremony at the Offshore Energy conference in Amsterdam today. Depending on the operating profile, the ASD 2810 Hybrid, which has a combination of diesel-direct and diesel-electric propulsion, facilitates average fuel savings of between 10% and … [Read more...]

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 a statement, Foss says that the fire broke out at approximately 3:40 pm on board the diesel-electric hybrid tractor tug, Campbell Foss. The fire was extinguished after the crew engaged the vessel's fixed firefighting … [Read more...]

MOL Completes Hybrid Car Carrier, Orders LNG Pair

Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced Friday the completion of the world's first hybrid car carrier expected to achieve zero emissions while berthed, and at the same time revealed plans construct a pair of LNG carriers following a long-term charter deal with Kansai Electric Power. Hybrid Car Carrier "Emerald Ace" On Friday, MOL said that the construction of the … [Read more...]