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Juha Kytölä, Director of R&D and Engineering, Wärtsilä. Image courtesy Wärtsilä

Interview: Juha Kytölä, Director of R&D and Engineering, Wärtsilä

Maritime Organization]. Now our programs – short-, medium- and long-term – are all developed to support achieving that [2050] goal.The first step is looking at the process to make the transition possible; it’s not an overnight change, it’s not black and white.We start from energy efficiency, lowering the fuel consumption of vessels, which not only helps the environment but it’s helping the economics case [for shipping] too.LNG is a very good transition fuel from well to wake, with 5 to 20% [efficiency] improvements.The next steps are fuels which are carbon neutral, fuels

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Kent Young Joins GIT Board of Directors

GIT’s market position.“I am excited to join the GIT board of directors and support GIT’s leadership team to execute on their mission to provide innovative, sustainable coating solutions to ship owners and operators around the world—products that truly have an impact on energy efficiency and global sustainability targets,” Young said.GIT CEO, Mo AlGermozi, said, “This appointment will see us further expand our intellectual capabilities through Kent’s coatings expertise and leadership. We are excited to welcome Kent to GIT.”“On behalf of GIT&rsquo

Dr. Edmund Hughes. Photo courtesy IBIA/IMO

IBIA Appoints Dr. Edmund Hughes as Its New IMO Representative

of Dr. Edmund Hughes as its International Maritime Organization (IMO) Representative, effective from September 1, 2023. Dr. Hughes will succeed Unni Einemo.A prominent figure in the maritime community, many will recognize Edmund for his pivotal role as the Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency in the Marine Environment Division at the IMO. His tenure there played a significant part in developing MARPOL Annex VI, including transformative regulations such as IMO 2020 and initiatives geared towards amplifying ships' energy efficiency. Additionally, his dedication was evident in

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Trade Group Maritime UK Launches Green Skills Project

greater transparency and assist with local ownership of the skills agenda.Research has estimated that the UK maritime sector will create over 1.7 million new green and full-time equivalent roles by 2030. It is also indicated that 900,000 to 1.3 million of these positions will be directly related to energy efficiency and low-carbon heating. The remainder of these roles will be established by developing pre-existing jobs into greener ones. The future of these green jobs will be highlighted through Green Careers Week from the 7-12 November 2022.Sarah Kenny, Chair, Maritime UK, said, “Green jobs are

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Semco Maritime Looking to Recruit More Than 200 People for Tyra, Greensand Work

,” says Anders Benfeldt, Senior Vice President, Oil & Gas. “We are proud to be contributing to two exciting projects in the North Sea, that are helping meet Denmark’s energy needs in increasingly sustainable ways. Tyra’s historic redevelopment will increase operational energy efficiency and is expected to contribute to an overall reduction in CO2 emissions, while the Greensand carbon capture project aims to help Denmark to reach its ambitious climate goals.” Semco Maritime said that, from an HR perspective, the goal to fill the first batch of the 200 new positions

Benjamin Sward, CEO of Foreship LLC (Photo: Foreship)

Foreship Appoints Sward to Head US Operations

its four-step ship response service Project Hygiea covering interception, prevention, mitigation and evacuation for ships at risk from COVID-19 or other pathogens, the company says. However, Sward has also been tasked with growing Foreship’s role in the U.S. as a center for expertise in energy efficiency and sustainable energy sources, and driving diversification into more commercial and offshore projects.Haavisto says the significance of the appointment is also demonstrated by Sward’s inclusion in Foreship’s steering group, the team of six top level managers responsible for company

The Impact of Decarbonization on Shipping Finance

, “Ships are carbon-intensive assets designed with a life span of up to 30 years. A newbuild financed today will likely need to operate under a carbon price before its first five-year drydock, when modifications can be made. Yet today most lenders are making decisions without even factoring energy efficiency into lending decisions. By the end of its life span in 2050, that vessel could need to operate close to 90 percent more efficiently than when it was first delivered. We are working to ensure that the expertise of ship financiers is fully leveraged to enable and even accelerate the profitable

Jan-Erik Räsänen (Photo: Foreship)

Räsänen Joins Foreship

;nen will focus on helping owners implement energy-saving measures already developed by Foreship. He will also offer expertise on the application of digitalization, hybrid, battery and fuel cell technologies in shipping, for which he is widely known in the maritime sector, drawing on a career in energy efficiency and retrofits.   In a 20-year period with ABB that included extensive managerial experience in both newbuilding and retrofits, Mr Räsänen ultimately became Head of New Technologies for the group’s Marine business. He played a leading role in advancing energy management

BHP Bullish on Caval Ridge's Prospects

is a significant milestone for BHP Billiton. The operation will produce metallurgical coal for the steel industry and has been constructed with the latest technology to be one of the most productive, sustainable and highly performing metallurgical coal mines in the world,” he said. “Energy efficiency is a key focus for the mine and was built into its design and management system. This includes the use of highly efficient equipment and the optimisation of truck, shovel and dragline movements. This improves the efficiency of our energy use and helps minimise our greenhouse gas emissions. &ldquo

Wisconsin Energy to Buy Integrys

;More than 99 percent of the combined company's earnings will come from regulated businesses," said Wisconsin Energy Chief Executive Gale Klappa, who will lead the combined company. Prices on both the open and regulated markets have fallen, due to an abundance of cheap shale gas, increased energy efficiency and tepid economic growth. Integrys also said it was in the late stages of a process to divest its non-regulated marketing unit, Integrys Energy Services, but would keep its solar generation business. Exelon Corp said in April it would buy Pepco Holdings Inc for $6.83 billion to cut exposure

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Sheldon Joins CDI

growing part of our business,” remarked Bill Wasilewski, Executive Vice President of CDI’s Global Engineering and Technology Solutions. “Although our Government Services operations have been challenged by declining federal Government budgets, our programs related to improving ship energy efficiency and maintenance and to new systems technologies have been growing. Ray has proven his ability to grow high value engineering operations like ours."  

Are increased use of offshore wind farms in the future for the U.S.?

US: $4B in Loan Aid for Renewable Energy

projects. The Obama administration's draft plan would provide loan guarantees for innovative projects that limit or avoid greenhouse gas emissions. It will specifically focus on advanced electric grid technology and storage, biofuels for conventional vehicles, energy from waste products and energy efficiency. "We're back in business," Peter Davidson, executive director of the department's loan programs office, told Reuters. "We really want to go back to ... doing very valuable work for our economy going forward." Davidson said he hoped to have the loan offering finalized

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