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Tech-Hub HANSA TECH-HUB CORNES CHART GROUP Acquisition of GNS The Japanese Cornes Chart Group is expanding its market position and has acquired Global Navigation Solutions (GNS). The Yokohama-based specialist for nautical charts had just bought Safe Navigation at the beginning of 2019, now a further step follows. The merger of the three companies will create »the worlds largest provider of navigation software, data and products«, according to a statement. Cornes, founded in 1861, and GNS (2012) are already working closely together on several projects. According to official information, GNS products are used on 7,000 merchant ships and superyachts. The company intends to invest in GNS in the coming years and expand its portfolio. Paul Stanley, CEO of GNS, said: »Over the past four years, we have invested heavily in the development of digital shipping products. The combination will accelerate the development of »Voyager« and GNS’s other services.« BTG/GOODFUELS New refinery to convert pyrolysis oil into sustainable biofuel BTG and GoodFuels are preparing to invest in bio-refineries to meet shippings low carbon fuel needs. The biomass technology group BTG wants to set up a new company that can convert pyrolysis oil into a diesel fuel suitable for shipping. The aim is to create the world’s first refinery for an advanced marine biofuel based on pyrolysis oil. The plant is said to be operated by a new company called BTGneXt. In the first phase, BTG-neXt will focus on building a refinery to convert pyrolysis oil into 100% sustainable marine biodiesel for ships to demonstrate that continuous production is possible. Pyrolysis oil is produced from biomass based residues such as sawdust and grass cuttings and is considered a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. It is crucial that the new fuels make no concessions with regard to the sustainability of the raw materials, says BTG. Good- Fuels, a Dutch pioneer in sustainable marine biofuels, sees sufficient potential in BTG’s plans to explore the possibility of a joint investment in the demonstration plant. The ports of Rotterdam and Eemshaven are possible locations for the first commercial processing plant. • Drahtseile • Tauwerk • Festmacher • CASAR Bordkranseile • Anschlagmittel • Prüflasttest bis 1.000 t • Segelmacherei • Taklerei • Montage Walter Hering KG Porgesring 25 22113 Hamburg Telefon: 040 – 73 61 72 -0 eMail: WÄRTSILÄ Engines for RoPax newbuildings The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä is supplying a comprehensive package for two new ferries to be built in China. These are the ships the Onorato Group hasordered for Moby shipping company. According to an anouncement, it is a »major order« for the Finns, which was signed in October. The components will be installed in two new ro-pax ferries to be built at the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) shipyard in China. The delivery includes four »Wärtsilä 46« main engines, four »Wärtsilä 20« auxiliary engines and two hybrid V-SOx scrubber systems per ship. The total order value amounts to around 30 mill. €. The two new 2,500 passenger ferries will replace four existing RoPax vessels. 46 HANSA International Maritime Journal 12 | 2019

Tech-Hub A.P. MOLLER-MAERSK Test for battery container A containerized 600 kWh marine battery system will be installed in a trial on board of the container ship »Maersk Cape Town« in December to improve vessel performance and reliability while reducing CO2 emissions. According to Maersk, by maintaining the vessel’s auxiliary generators at a more optimal load, and avoiding running generators when not needed, overall fuel consumption can be reduced. Additionally, it will support the generators with up to 1,800 kVA of power during rapid changes in electrical load such as thruster operation. This can reduce generator maintenance requirements. The battery system is also capable of providing redundant power, which can improve reliability at sea by ensuring continuous power supply. BAWAT IMO approves BWTS Bawat, a Danish manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems, has been granted IMO Type Approval for its technology. The certification has been issued by Lloyd’s Register on behalf of the Danish Maritime Authority and makes the system one of the first to be tested and issued with approval under the new toughened mandatory requirements of the IMO’s BWMS Code, officially known as the »Code for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems«. Bawat’s system uses a vessel’s own waste heat from the main engine or other heat sources to neutralise through pasteurisation any organisms in the ballast water. It does not require any chemicals, filters or energy consuming ultra-violet lights. By using pasteurisation the system can be used to treat ballast water in all water conditions, regardless of salinity, turbidity and temperatures, and has no holding time restrictions. Water is treated in one pass only, the company stated. All components such as the heat exchangers and pumps are standard ones found onboard vessels today, and therefore well known to crew. A third defining difference of the Bawat system compared with others is the ability to do in-voyage treatment, thus a vessel’s cargo and ballasting operations are not impacted due to slow water treatment. All-In-Lösungen für den Schiffbau DVS HANSA International Maritime Journal 12 | 2019 47

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