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Six Next-Generation Technologies that Matter

Posted by Steve Bain on January 22, 2018 3:20 PM EST
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BP has presented its view of six next-generation technologies that matter to the energy industry including blockchain, 3D printing and artificial intelligence. 

BP's Emerging Technology team leader Dan Walker says: “There are hundreds of technologies out there that could impact BP, either positively or negatively, and we’re constantly scanning to identify and track these. We have to evaluate these technologies, analyze their strategic fit to BP and then prioritize them for potential action. Back in 2015, we saw the emergence of battery and fuel cells technologies, while just a couple of years later in 2017 we’ve seen blockchain and next generation wind technology come into focus.”

The next significant technologies on BP's radar are:

Blockchain

Autonomous vehicle technology

3D printing

Artificial intelligence

E-fuels

Wind technology

 

 

Read details at:

https://maritime-executive.com/features/six-next-generation-technologies-that-matter

 

https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/bp-magazine/innovations/next-generation-technologies-that-matter-for-energy-industry.html

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Russia Announces Plans for Space-Age Icebreakers

Posted by Steve Bain on January 4, 2018 4:25 PM EST
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Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s colorful deputy prime minister, has again made headlines by claiming the country will build a series of advanced nuclear icebreakers that have long been considered a mere fantasy.

Speaking to Tass, the official state newswire, before the end of the year, Rogozin said that Russia would build three Lider class nuclear icebreakers between 2023 and 2025, which would make navigation for commercial traffic in the Arctic possible all year long.

These new icebreakers, dubbed project 10510, would follow on three other nuclear ice-traversing vessels that Russia is already building to the tune of nearly $2 billion a piece: The Arktika, the Sibir and the Ural, the hulls for two of which have already been floated at the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg – and which were until recently billed as the biggest icebreakers ever.

 

More at: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/russia-announces-plans-for-space-age-icebreakers?newsletter=1

 

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LNG: Maritime's Fuel of the Future

Posted by Steve Bain on January 4, 2018 4:25 PM EST
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The move to LNG as fuel in the maritime sector picks up steam, as CMA CGM announced plans to outfit nine of its new 22,000 TEU containerships with LNG fueled engines.
 
A trend that started in the United States is spreading to the world, as global container shipping giant CMA CGM announced its intention to outfit its series of new 22,000 TEU containerships with LNG-fueled engines. The move to ‘clean fuel’ in the maritime sector has been rapid, spurred by new rules from the International Maritime Organization set to enter force in 2020 which drastically reduces the amount of allowable sulfur in marine fuel. As ship owners mull options, the move by CMA CGM is a watershed moment in the large containership sector.
 
 

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