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MacGregor received an order to supply comprehensive RoRo equipment

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MacGregor received an order to supply comprehensive RoRo equipment. Image: Cargotec
MacGregor received an order to supply comprehensive RoRo equipment. Image: Cargotec
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MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply comprehensive packages of RoRo equipment for three pro-ecological, low-emission vessels powered by four LNG engines of dual-fuel type with battery assistance. These RoPax ferries will be built at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard S.A, the largest shipyard of Poland’s shipbuilding group Remontowa Holding, for the Polish ferry company Polskie Promy, part of Polska Żegluga Morska.

The order has been booked into Cargotec’s 2022 second quarter order intake.

MacGregor’s scope of supply encompasses design, manufacturing, transport and installation assistance for the bow and stern equipment together with internal ramps and doors. The bow ramp folding frame solution and mooring rope self tension system increase efficiency by enabling loading at two levels and reduce the turn-around time in port.

“Remontowa is known for its professionalism, high quality, and long-term environmental efforts, and we are delighted that our know-how and long experience have led them to choose us to deliver this comprehensive set of RoRo equipment for these three RoPax vessels,” says Magnus Sjöberg, Senior Vice President, Merchant Solutions Division, MacGregor.

“I’m also satisfied to see that we are able to support our customer´s focus on sustainability, as in this case, reducing the fuel consumption by enabling shorter turnaround time in the ports,” he continues.

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MOL and Pavilion Energy’s LNG bunker vessel – Brassavola

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Pavilion Energy and Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. held a ship naming ceremony at Sembcorp Marine’s flagship Tuas Boulevard Yard. The Singapore-flagged vessel was named Brassavola.

Measuring 116.5m in length and 22.0m in width with a capacity of 12,000m3, it is Singapore’s largest vessel of its kind to be built locally. The ship is also the first newbuild LNG Bunker Vessel for Pavilion Energy and Sembcorp Marine’s first LNG bunker vessel construction project. When launched into operation, it will be the largest LNG bunker vessel in service in the Port of Singapore.

The vessel features two GTT Mark III Flex membrane tanks, known for its superior characteristics including lower internal pressure, temperature and boil-off rate; which translates into greater tank durability, safer fuel transfer operations and reduced cargo loss through evaporation. The twin membrane tanks also weigh less and occupy less ship space, allowing the vessel to carry more cargo and consume less fuel during transportation. For cleaner propulsion, the bunker vessel will have dual-fuel engines running on LNG or marine diesel oil.

The vessel is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2023. Brassavola’s size and length specification enhances operational flexibility and maneuverability. Leveraging state-ofthe-art technology, which include superior loading and bunkering rate up to 2,000m3 per hour, mass flow metering and online Gas Chromatograph systems, the vessel offers customers higher operational efficiency and faster bunkering turnover.

At the same time, its on-board reliquefaction technology allows for more efficient boil-off gas management which helps cut wastage and reduce carbon emissions.

Brassavola is owned by Indah Singa Maritime Pte. Ltd. which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOL and will be chartered by Pavilion LNG Bunker I Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pavilion Energy. Brassavola will be employed by Pavilion Energy to supply LNG bunker in the Port of Singapore. Under a long-term agreement with Pavilion Energy, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels will also be employing Brassavola to supply LNG bunker to its customers. TotalEnergies Marine Fuels is TotalEnergies’ dedicated business unit in charge of its worldwide bunkering activities. Pavilion Energy and TotalEnergies Marine Fuels are among three licensed suppliers of LNG bunker fuels in the Port of Singapore.

Capt M Segar, Assistant Chief Executive (Operations) of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, was present to grace the naming ceremony. He said, “We look forward to having Brassavola join our bunkering fleet, as the Port of Singapore continues to build up our capability as a LNG bunkering hub to help the maritime industry in its decarbonisation journey.”

Mr. Kenta Matsuzaka, Senior Managing Executive Officer of MOL said, “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the people involved in this project. Brassavola is the very first LNG Bunkering Vessel constructed in Singapore. It is our great honor to take part in the transition from traditional heavy fuel oil by providing the capacity for vessels to use LNG as fuel, which immediately contributes to the reduction of GHG emission.”

Mr. Alan Heng, Group CEO of Pavilion Energy said, “The naming of the Brassavola marks a joyous milestone in our quest for cleaner and more responsible marine bunkering solutions in the Port of Singapore and beyond. The Brassavola will play a pivotal role in Singapore’s
decarbonisation of its maritime industry and provide greater flexibility, efficiency and transparency to our customers. As the homegrown global energy merchant, we will advance with Singapore to achieve the International Maritime Organization’s 2030 target to lower carbon emissions and build a cleaner future for generations to come.”

Ms. Louise Tricoire, Vice President of TotalEnergies Marine Fuels said, “We are delighted to witness this momentous milestone together with our partners today, and to move another step closer to commencing our LNG bunkering services in Singapore, the world-leading bunker hub and a frontrunner in green shipping. The Brassavola exemplifies TotalEnergies’ resolution to support our shipping customers’ decarbonisation ambition and to contribute to the country’s long-term strategies to build a sustainable Maritime Singapore. We eagerly await her imminent operational deployment and to offer our expanded supply network of this cleaner marine fuel, to LNG-powered vessels that call at Singapore, Rotterdam and Marseille.”

Mr. Wong Weng Sun, President & CEO of Sembcorp Marine said, “Sembcorp Marine is delighted to be able to collaborate with MOL and Pavilion Energy to play a part in contributing to Singapore’s strategy on climate change and decarbonisation, and the International Maritime
Organization’s strategy to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The fulfilment of this project dovetails with Sembcorp Marine’s sustainability ethos, as well as the Group’s diversification into the renewable and clean energy industries.”

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Maersk to order six large ocean-going vessels that sail on green methanol

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A.P. Moller – Maersk announces that it has ordered a further six large ocean-going vessels that can sail on green methanol. The six vessels will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries and have a nominal capacity of approx. 17,000 containers. They will replace existing capacity in the Maersk fleet.

“Our customers are looking to us to decarbonise their supply chains, and these six vessels able to operate on green methanol will further accelerate the efforts to offer our customers climate neutral transport. Global action is needed in this decade in order to meet the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to a 1.5°C temperature rise.” said Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, CEO of Fleet & Strategic Brands at Maersk.

Maersk has set a net-zero emissions target for 2040 across the entire business and has also set tangible near-term targets for 2030 to ensure significant progress. This includes a 50% reduction in emissions per transported container in the Maersk Ocean fleet compared to 2020 and a principle of only ordering newbuilt vessels that can be operated on green fuels.

19 green methanol vessels on order

With the order, Maersk has in total ordered 19 vessels with dual-fuel engines able to operate on green methanol.

“Green methanol is the best scalable green fuel solution for this decade, and we are excited to see several other shipowners choosing this path. It adds further momentum to the rapid scaling of availability needed to bring down the premium on green methanol and accelerate the evolution of climate neutral shipping.” said Palle Laursen, Chief Fleet & Technical Officer at Maersk.

Benchmarked against conventional fuel capabilities, additional capital expenditure for the methanol dual-fuel capability is in the range of 8-12%, which is an improvement compared to when Maersk ordered eight vessels with the same technology last year.

The six 17,000 TEU vessels are all to be delivered in 2025 and will sail under the flag of Denmark. They all come as part of Maersk’s ongoing fleet renewal program and their capacity will replace an equal amount of capacity reaching end-of-life and leaving the Maersk managed fleet. When all 19 vessels on order are deployed and have replaced older vessels, they will generate annual CO2 emissions savings of around 2.3 million tonnes.

Maersk further reiterates its strategy of maintaining a fleet capacity at a maximum of 4.3 million TEU, as a combination of Maersk managed and time-chartered vessels.

About the six vessels

  • The six vessels have a nominal capacity of approx. 17,000 containers
  • All to be delivered in 2025
  • They come with dual-fuel engines able to operate on green methanol
  • The six 17,000 vessels running on green methanol will save about 800,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually

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Alpha Ori Technologies to use Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight

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Alpha Ori Technologies is set to use Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight as their data infrastructure solution, thereby adding Alpha Ori’s SMARTShip application to the Kognifai Marketplace.

The partnership agreement will connect Alpha Ori Technologies to Vessel Insight, Kongsberg Digital’s secure vessel-to-cloud data infrastructure. This will provide instant access to fleet and vessel specific dashboards, as well as ad-hoc reporting and analysis tools.

Through Kognifai Marketplace, Vessel Insight subscribers will be able to access the Alpha Ori Technologies SMARTShip application. SMARTShip is based upon real time data analytics with the objective of improving efficiency, reducing losses and driving the de-carbonisation and sustainability agenda.

“We are excited and proud to see results from the strategic partnership between Kongsberg Digital and Alpha Ori Technologies. This agreement is an important step in reaching our goal of leading the industry in reducing emissions and proving operational excellence through digitalization”, says Kim Evanger, VP Maritime Partnerships in Kongsberg Digital.

Alpha Ori Technologies and Kongsberg Digital share a vision to digitalize the maritime industry. As partners, Alpha Ori Technologies and Kongsberg Digital will continue to develop important decision making tools and applications to make the maritime industry smarter, greener and safer. With the Vessel Insight platform serving as the infrastructure of the partnership, scaling for both sides can now also happen at a greater pace than before.

“SMARTShip’s integration with Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight platform will reduce lead time for deployment and therefore, faster scaling on our platform. It will also optimize data transmission from vessels and enable plug and play deployment of SMARTShip by removing the need for any Alpha Ori Technologies installation onboard. Through the Kongsberg Digital Cloud integration partnership, Alpha Ori Technologies is looking forward to supercharging the maritime digital transformation”, says Bala Sankaran, co-CEO of Alpha Ori Technologies.

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