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Ship Efficiency Weekly E-News Bulletin

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Optimising Bandwidth And The Journey To The Cloud

For this week’s spotlight, Fathom caught up with Dualog CEO, Morten Lind-Olsen to discuss all things big data, ICT infrastructure, bandwidth optimisation and the industry’s journey to the cloud.

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Fuel-Saving EGR Economiser Launched

Alfa Laval has launched a new pressurised exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) economiser to achieve significant energy and fuel savings.

Working in collaboration with MAN Diesel & Turbo, the EGR-HPE economiser was developed to enable heat that is typically lost during the EGR process to be utilised and turned into a gain.

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Project EcoShip To Cut CalMac Ferry Emissions

Caledonian MacBrayne, a Scottish ferry operating company, is to install fuel consumption control technologies and cut CO2 emissions as part of ‘Project Ecoship’.

According to Caledonian MacBrayne, the project will help to reduce 1, 800 tonnes of CO2 emissions. They also estimate that the £450, 000 cost of installation will be seen in fuel saving returns in one year.

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Cavotec Launches Ship Electrification Project

Cavotec have this week announced the launch of a new ship electrification project that will catalyse the spread of shore power connection facilities at Norwegian ports.

The project, named “ReCharge”, will assess the feasibility of expanding shore power at Norway’s ports and look into battery-powered ships and hybrids.

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Port Of Long Beach Exceeds 2014 Emissions Targets

The Port of Long Beach (POLB) has surpassed every air pollution reduction target set by the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan for 2014.

Diesel particulates emissions have been cut by by 85% since 2005, surpassing the 72% target. Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur oxides (SOx) have dropped by 50% and 97% respectively since 2005.

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ABS Releases “World’s First” Guidance for SOx Scrubber Ready Vessels

Classification society ABS has announced the release of the “world’s first” guide for SOx scrubber ready vessels.

The ABS Guide is said to be intended to help members and clients in preparing newbuilds for future outfitting with a SOx exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS).

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Whisky-Based Biofuel “Currently Being Trialled In The Shipping Industry”

Scotland-based Celtic Renewables Ltd. (Celtic Renewables) says it has developed a commercial-scale method for producing biofuel from a whiskey fermentation byproduct, which is currently being trialled for use in the shipping industry, Reuters reports.

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Solar Focus in Further Development of Renewable Marine Energy System

Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) is focusing on the solar component of its wind and solar marine propulsion system, as the Japan-based company moves towards commercialisation of its Aquarius MRE renewable energy solution.

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