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Swedish renewable energy company Seabased has joined in a venture to develop a wave energy projects in the Canary Islands. The undersea view of a potential Seabased array   The Canary Islands are a group of autonomous islands off the coast of North Africa and they rely heavily on diesel for electricity production, heating and… Read more »

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OFFSHORE WIND PARTNERSHIP PROJECT TEST SUCCESS

An offshore wind partnership has completed successful testing of innovative new installation technology which promises to reduce underwater noise and costs. The BLUE Hammer is designed to reduce underwater noise levels by up to 20 dB (SEL) and reduce fatigue damage during installation by up to 90% Photo: The Carbon Trust   The Carbon Trust… Read more »

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RECORD POWER FOR TIDAL STREAM TURBINE

Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s first 2MW floating tidal stream turbine has clocked up over 3GWh of renewable electricity in its first year of testing at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland. Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s SR2000 has supplied the equivalent annual electricity demand of around 830 UK households over a 12-month period. Credit: Scotrenewables… Read more »

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ELECTRIC DRIVE PROMISES EMISSIONS REDUCTION

Port equipment manufacturer Liebherr has developed a new low-voltage frequency converter system which promises significant reduction in energy consumption and emissions. Liebherr has a new low-voltage frequency converter system for marine applications called Liduro Marine Photo: Liebherr   Liduro Marine LCU 300 has been developed for vessels with a drive power of up to 5,000… Read more »

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Docks The Future (DTF): Defining the concept of the future sustainable ports in Europe

Sustainable Development In recent years, the sustainability has been at the core of development in all industries. The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World’s first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. Sustainable development has been defined as “development that meets the needs of the present… Read more »

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BATTERY ELECTRIC FERRY WINS HYBRID SHIP AWARD

A battery powered electric ferry has won an award at the Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo for Propulsion System of the Year. Elektra diesel-electric roll-on roll-off passenger/car ferry is owned by FinFerries Photo: FinFerries Elektra, Finland’s first purpose-built battery electric ferry, operates on a 1MWh battery system supplied by PBES and celebrates its first… Read more »

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The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) to focus more on CO2

The Environmental Ship Index (ESI) is set to incorporate more work on CO2 in line with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) legislative developments to boost its effectiveness.   As the ESI’s user base has expanded to around 7000 vessels, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) working group has also decided to upgrade the IT… Read more »

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Ports of the Future in a New Ecosystem

Port Technology is able to offer, for a limited amount of time, all its papers from the most popular and latest edition of its journal ‘Linking the Supply Chain’ as free to access until July 25, 2018.   Technological advancements are multiplying human development by factors never before imagined, which means it is imperative that… Read more »