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Hyundai, Accenture to Build ‘Smart Ships’

Hyundai, Accenture to Build ‘Smart Ships’

Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture are collaborating to design a “connected smart ship” that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve operational savings. Using a network of sensors that will be built into new vessels, ship owners will be able to capture a range of … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Ford, DNV GL, Alcoa, NRG eVgo

Ford has unveiled its Lightweight Concept vehicle, which uses advanced materials to explore future weight-reduction features that could improve performance and fuel efficiency while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The concept car (pictured) reduces the weight of a 2013 Ford Fusion to that of a Ford Fiesta, resulting in a nearly 25 … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Thermal Comfort, Hyundai, Nanoparticles

ASHRAE has published ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, which combines the 2010 standard and 18 published addenda into a consolidated standard. The core of the standard in Sections 4 and 5 specifies methods to determine comfortable conditions (temperature, humidity, air speed and radiant effects). The standard now … Read more »

Contract Wins: Covanta, MHI, Veolia, URS, Maxwell Technologies

Covanta Marion, a subsidiary of Covanta Energy Corporation, and Marion County, Ore., have announced an agreement that extends sustainable waste disposal services for the county at the Covanta waste-to-energy facility (pictured), located in the Marion County. The new agreement, which is for up to five years, begins in September 2014 after the expiration … Read more »

Contract Wins: GE, URS, Chevron, K2 Sports, Tetra Tech

GE has been awarded new contracts for orders of electric power and propulsion systems on two liquid natural gas carriers and an LNG Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU). Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries chose GE’s propulsion system for a FSRU ordered by Höegh LNG and also selected GE’s power and propulsion … Read more »

Cargill, Huntsman, Unipec to End Use of Fuel-Inefficient Vessels

Agricultural firm Cargill, a major charterer of dry-bulk ships, Hunstman Corp., and Unipec, a unit of China’s biggest oil trader, will no longer use the most fuel-inefficient vessels in an effort to reduce carbon emissions. The industrial shippers, which combined charter more than 350 million metric tons of commodities each … Read more »

Hyundai, APL Hull to Boost Container Ship Fuel Efficiency 20%

Global shipping company APL, Hyundai Heavy Industries and DNV collaborated to develop a hull that the companies say will make ultra-large container ships 20 percent more fuel efficient, per twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU), than existing designs. The hull design, which will be used in APL’s 10 new container ships, has … Read more »