GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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5 Apr 2017
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  • mfm

    Gard Club notes MFM discrepancies in Singapore

    The use of mass flow meters is mandatory for all fuel oil deliveries in Singapore, as of 1 January 2017. However, issues related to bunker quantity remain prevalent, according to Gard P&I Club. In this context, the Club presents some issues faced by operators, when taking bunkers in Singapore, following the implementation of the MFM requirements. ...

  • bwms

    USCG updates BWMS approval for Sunrui

    The US Coast Guard's Marine Safety Center issued an updated Type Approval certificate to Sunrui Environmental Engineering, for their filtration/side-stream electrolysis BalClor Ballast Water Management System. The updated certificate was issued to clarify the hazardous location installation requirements onboard foreign flag vessels. ...

  • reduction

    Shipping industry proposes CO2 reduction objectives to IMO

    Four major international trade associations, BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping and INTERTANKO, have made a joint proposal to IMO, concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions. ...

  • offshore

    Denmark to launch underwater robots for offshore industry

    The Technical University of Denmark inaugurated a laboratory, where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs, independently of weather conditions. ...

  • sulphur

    IBIA discusses safety implications of 2020 sulphur limit

    The International Bunker Industry Association contributed to a discussion at the International Maritime Organization's MSC 98, last week, regarding the potential impact on ship safety associated with meeting demand for fuels complying with the 0.50% sulphur limit, that is due to take effect on 1 January 2020. ...


Latest News

LNG

New LNG project to be developed in Gulf of Mexico

Delfin Midstream and Golar LNG have signed a Joint Development Agreement, to develop the Delfin LNG project, off the coast of Cameron Parish, Lousiana, utilising Golar's FLNG technology. The joint development agreement is expected to facilitate the financing, marketing, construction, development and operation of Delfin LNG.

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subsea

New industry initiative on welding pushes subsea efficiency

The welding of subsea pressure retaining equipment is key in ensuring high-quality performance. However, different end user requirements are added to regulatory requirements for subsea welding, without a clear guidance on best practice. A DNV GL-led joint industry project addresses this by harmonizing the end user requirements into one industry standard.

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wind

New agreement aims to optimize wind projects

DNV GL informed that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Goldwind International, to explore development of a new software portfolio, allowing to monitor the company's wind assets worldwide in real time. The MoU was signed during the Norway-China Partnership for Low Carbon Energy Transition seminar.

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plastic

Plastic pollution in Antarctic is worse than expected

Although the Antarctic is considered as a pristine wilderness compared to other regions, new findings by scientists from the University of Hull and the British Antarctic Survey have revealed that recorded levels of microplastics accumulated in the region are five times higher than expected.

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energy

Prysmian to supply first renewable energy-powered vessel

Prysmian Group announced that it entered in a partnership with the research institute CEA Liten, to provide cables on the Energy Observer, the world’s first catamaran powered solely by renewable sources. The vessel is committed to a six-year trip around the world, building a consensus about new solutions for a cleaner future.

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fsru

Japanese floating LNG FSRU concept gets ABS approval

ABS has granted Approval in Principle for a floating LNG power plant and Floating Storage and Regasification Unit design concept developed by Japan’s Chiyoda Corporation. The concept offers a new approach to delivering new sources of power to remote areas of the world.

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training

IMO leads training on energy-efficient shipping

Under the GloMeep project, maritime educators from South Africa took part in an IMO training workshop to introduce the topic of energy-efficient ship operation into their teaching curriculums. The workshop supports maritime training institutes to deliver the IMO Model Course 4.05 to seafarers.

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oil

Two shipping companies pay USD 1.9 million for oil pollution

Two shipping companies based in Egypt and Singapore pleaded guilty in federal court in Beaumont, Texas, to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and obstruction of justice for covering up the illegal dumping of oil-contaminated bilge water and garbage from one of their ships into the sea, according to the US Department of Justice.

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