Gobierno de Reino Unido busca crear la primera nave autónoma propulsada por hidrógeno líquido del mundo

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El consorcio liderado por el suministrador de naves de emisiones cero, ACUA Ocean, en colaboración con el proveedor de infraestructura de emisiones cero, Unitrove, ha obtenido una subvención multimillonaria del gobierno británico en un importante impulso para descarbonizar el sector marítimo, según informó Unitrove.

El consorcio, el cual ha sido bautizado como “Hydrogen Innovation – Future Infrastructure & Vessel Evaluation and Demonstration (HI-FIVED)” recibirá más de US$4.553 millones de financiación para construir y exhibir sus innovadoras tecnologías de buques autónomos e infraestructuras de repostaje de hidrógeno líquido.iales

Se prevé que el proyecto, dotado con US$6.442 millones, estará terminado en otoño de 2024 y su objetivo es establecer un corredor marítimo ecológico entre Aberdeen y las Islas Orkney y Shetland para el transporte de

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China Now Has Nearly Half of the World's Offshore Wind Capacity

44 percent of the world's offshore wind turbine capacity is installed in Chinese waters, and more is coming, according to a new report

File image courtesy China General Nuclear Power Corp.



China has maintained its leadership in the global race for new offshore wind turbine installations despite an expected decline in annually added capacity, according to the latest numbers from the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO).

The WFO's annual report shows that nearly seven gigawatts of offshore wind capacity was added in China in 2022, a substantial drop compared to 12.7 GW of new capacity that was added to the national grid in 2021.

The plunge was attributed to the expiration of a favorable Chinese feed-in tariff, which

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Electricity is coming to South Africa, possibly by ship









South Africa is one of the largest countries in Africa, the 25th biggest in the world, and currently ranked 31st among major economies and 99th in the list of the richest countries in the world..

South Africa came out of a very long and hard struggle against apartheid (an institutionalized system of racial segregation) finally becoming a democracy in 1994..

Fast forward to 2023, South Africa is facing another major struggle, this time, economic in nature, caused by “load-shedding” which has continued for the past 14 years with no real solution in sight..

Load shedding is the intentional and controlled reduction of electric power supplied to certain areas in order to prevent a total blackout or power failure..

It is a common practice

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Analysis of Hull Shape Impact on Energy Consumption in an Electric Port Tugboat






Open AccessArticle

Analysis of Hull Shape Impact on Energy Consumption in an Electric Port Tugboat

Department of Ship Automation, Gdynia Maritime University, Morska St. 83, 81-225 Gdynia, Poland
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Energies 2022, 15(1), 339; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010339
Received: 26 November 2021 / Revised: 24 December 2021 / Accepted: 31 December 2021 / Published: 4 January 2022



The trend to replace internal combustion engines with electric zero-emission drives, visible in the automotive industry, also exists in the shipbuilding industry. In contrary to land vehicles, the requirements for the electric propulsion system of tugs are much greater, which combined with the limited space and energy on

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Bunkering suspended in Malta and Gibraltar Strait ports





Bunkering has been suspended in Gibraltar Strait ports, and suppliers in Malta are not taking on any new offers because of a damaged jetty, Engine informs

According to data by Seatrans Shipping agency,  jetty in Valletta has been damaged by rough weather and is expected to limit bunkering in Valletta and in bunker locations off Malta for a week,.

Suppliers in Malta are neither offering or indicating prices for stems at the moment, as they are prevented from reloading fuel from the damaged jetty and oil terminal, a source says. Shipowners are forced to consider moving their ships to other ports and bunker locations to receive bunkers.


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