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New Windfarm Vessel to Meet Future Requirements

Posted by Charles Decuir on January 16, 2018 12:50 PM EST
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Ad Hoc Marine Designs is championing the feasibility of its Typhoon Class Swath design as the best suited windfarm vessel to meet significant wave height requirements for future rounds of offshore windfarms.

The company has recently released details of its new Walk to Work (W2W) Swath CTV capable of servicing the next generation of Round 3 windfarms, giving operators a “better alternative” to ordering larger vessels.

“The next round of windfarms and the future vessel requirements for higher wave height and being longer at sea is due to windfarms being placed further out to sea,” said John Kecsmar, naval architect, Ad Hoc Marine Designs.

“Our Typhoon Class Swath design is the best one on the market to meet these requirements going forward.”

Kecsmar refutes the view that Swath designs have more resistance at higher speeds, increasing fuel consumption and operating costs for operators. Existing CTV designs are comparable.

Read the rest at: https://maritime-executive.com/corporate/new-windfarm-vessel-to-meet-future-requirements

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Mono Buckets for German wind farm

Posted by Charles Decuir on January 8, 2018 1:15 PM EST
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Mono-bucket foundation technology for offshore windfarms could be tested on the Deutsche Bucht Wind Farm offshore Germany.

The technology, developed by Universal Foundations, a Fred Olsen company, was picked for the Bucht wind farm as a pilot project. Two would be added to the farm, with accompanying winds turbines, adding 17MW to the 252MW project. 

Deutsche Bucht is Northland Power’s third offshore wind project. It is in about 40m water depth, 95km northwest of the island of Borkum in the German North Sea. 

 http://www.oedigital.com/engineering/item/16828-mono-buckets-for-german-wind-farm

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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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The waste-to-energy facility is due to begin operation in 2018. The building was completed with University of Hull input in the hopes of increasing access to education about renewable energy.

A key element of the new, £200m energy from waste power plant ‘Energy Works’ has been completed, paving the way for new research into renewable energy technologies.

Spencer Group, a multi-disciplinary engineering business, has steered the Energy Works scheme in Hull from concept to delivery and the company is now playing a part in construction of the vast green energy facility.

Up to 150 Spencer Group staff and sub-contractors have been delivering the £35m package of civil and structural works for the green energy power plant. The team has now completed the Energy Academy, a learning, research and development facility created in partnership with the University of Hull.

https://www.bioenergy-news.com/display_news/13295/research_and_control_center_for_energy_works_plant_completed/

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