NRS Farming, Norway’s leading producer of sustainable salmon, unveils first hybrid fish farming boat

New hybrid vessel from NRS Farming
New hybrid vessel from NRS Farming

Danfoss Editron has delivered two 105kW motors that will help power Edel, the first hybrid vessel built for the aquaculture sector by Norwegian shipyard Moen Marin. Edel is also the first diesel-electric vessel in the fleet of NRS Farming, Norway’s leading producer of sustainable salmon.

The 13.5 by 7.5m vessel will become part of the fleet of NRS Farming and be used for sustainable fishing in salmon farms located in Norway’s fjords. As it has an operating pattern of predominantly short trips, NRS Farming plans to run Edel mainly on battery power. However, the boat will operate in diesel-electric mode on longer journeys, with the battery pack charged by the diesel generator. Continue reading “NRS Farming, Norway’s leading producer of sustainable salmon, unveils first hybrid fish farming boat”

CHIRP publish Maritime Feedback issue number 56

Maritime Feedback issue number 56 published by CHIRP
Maritime Feedback issue number 56 published by CHIRP

Maritime FEEDBACK issue number 56 has been published. In this issue they have featured a wide variety of topics from a number of independent reporters. In this issue the matter of fatigue and hours of rest is the lead editorial and CHIRP would like to hear a lot more from mariners in these two areas. Other material covers potential illegal MARPOL contraventions and air pollution. CHIRP continue to receive much correspondence relating to unsafe work at height, collision regulation issues and pilot ladder failings.

The articles in the issue are:
– Fatigue and hours of rest Continue reading “CHIRP publish Maritime Feedback issue number 56”

The future-proof ship needs to look different

Since the introduction of the first diesel-powered ships in the early 20th century, technology developments in shipping have been steady and incremental. This continuity will end as the industry approaches the year 2050. Decarbonization requirements and the opportunities offered by digitalization will bring about major change. The challenge for a ship built today is that this change will take place within its lifespan. Failure to account for foreseeable regulatory and technology developments may render a ship built today uncompetitive at best; in the worst case it may end up being prohibited from operating altogether. The technology choices made when building a new ship will therefore decide whether it will be future-proof.

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Lift foil enhancements for larger range of vessels now available

Lift foil
Lift foil

Two new developments from a Dutch naval architect will make its range of hull resistance reducing foils suitable for a larger number of vessels.

The Hull Vane was developed by Dutch naval architect Piet van Oossanen back in 2014 and has been fitted to over 20 vessels so far with a 50% split going to leisure vessels and the other half being fitted to offshore patrol vessels. The Hull Vane is a transverse hydrodynamic lift foil that is attached to the transom of mainly semi-displacement hulls where it serves to improve the efficiency of the hull by adjusting the trim resulting in improved performance and/or reduced fuel consumption as well as providing a more level ride. Continue reading “Lift foil enhancements for larger range of vessels now available”

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