Green Marine, a joint Canada-U.S. initiative aimed at implementing a marine industry environmental program throughout North America, has released its latest newsletter highlighting the U.S. Maritime Administration’s recently released Energy Efficiency White Paper that provides information on how to evaluate potential investments in efficiency measures and technologies.
The white paper, produced by Glosten, outlines the latest energy efficiency measures currently available for marine vessels, including how the technology works, potential fuel savings, applicability to various vessels types and lifecycle costs.
Search Engine for Environmental Products
Green Marine has also launched a new search engine tool on its website to facilitate and encourage the use of the Partners page as a reference source for marine environmental products and services. The directory’s search engine filters information by keyword searches and geographic location.
A Dual-Fuel First
Highlighting member success stories aimed at improving environmental performance, Green Marine cites the M/T Damia Desgagnés being built at the Besiktas Shipyard in Turkey. The vessel is the first of four next-generation asphalt-bitumen chemical tankers that will be powered by dual-fuel engines that facilitate the use of LNG, marine diesel oil or heavy fuel oil – a first for merchant vessels in Canada.
Scheduled for delivery this autumn, the Damia Desgagnés will be equipped with a Wärtsila 5RT-flex 50DF propulsion engine with a power output of 5,540 kW, and have a POLAR 7 certification, allowing it to navigate in ice-laden waters.
The new tanker will hold a CLEANSHIP SUPER notation because it has equipment meeting the Bureau Veritas strict environmental standards, including ballast and grey water treatment systems, as well as being able to operate at least seven consecutive days with no discharge of effluents or residues. The Damia Desgagnés will also hold a GREEN PASSPORT notation, certifying that the specific materials used during the construction of the ship have been identified and noted in a record updated annually and re-certified every five years to ensure safe manipulation and disposal of those materials during the vessel’s maintenance and repair, as well as during its dismantlement upon the end of its useful life.
The MARAD report is available here.
The Green Marine newsletter is available here.