New Tidal Wave Energy Device Completes Sea Trials

New Tidal Wave Energy Device Completes Sea Trials

By Greg Trauthwein
Friday, November 21, 2014

    PLAT-O at sea.   

In the continuing quest to harvest efficient, renewable energy from the power of the world’s tides, an organization called Sustainable Marine Energy’s announced that its PLAT-O tidal energy platform has successfully completed its first field trials.

Despite the tremendous power and predictability of the world’s waves and tides, efforts to successfully build and bring to market a device to harness, store and transmit power in an efficient manner have been largely unsuccessful in the commercial sense. In particular the tidal energy industry has struggled with high costs for installation and maintenance, but Sustainable Marine Energy

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World’s First LNG-Ready Ultra Large Container Ship Named


By Greg Trauthwein
Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8:00 AM


The race is on in global maritime circles to be the “world’s first” in every aspect of environmental friendliness, particularly in regards to the incorporation of LNG as fuel onboard commercial ships.

There was yet another “world first” today in South Korea at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan when United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) named the first ever LNG-ready ultra large container vessel  MV Sajir, the first vessel in UASC’s current 17-ship “eco-efficient” newbuilding program, comprising 17 of the world’s most eco-efficient vessels.

MV Sajir has a 15,000 TEU capacity, and it is classed by DNV GL. According to the owner, preliminary

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Transport industry continues CO2 push

Published on Friday, 21st November, 2014 at 12:07 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.
Last Updated on 21st November 2014 at 12:38.

Several other transport companies announce their greenhouse gas emissions-busting moves.

Various transport industry players are taking initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as global warming continues.Earth

Stena Line has decided to convert its 240 metre long ferry Stena Germanica to run on methanol. It will be the first ship in the world to be powered by this.

The project, which is expected to take place at the Remontova Shipyard in Poland, is in co-operation with engine manufacturer Wärtsilä.

The port of Gothenburg, the port of Kiel, and world methanol production and supply company

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Repsol empieza esta semana el sondeo con 200 personas a bordo del ´Rowan´


La petrolera ya descarga material, lleva al personal y baja una cámara subacuática para reconocer el fondo del mar - El área de exclusión decretada es de una milla

rubén acosta 17.11.2014 | 12:46

Imagen de la semana pasada del buque de Greenpeace ´Artic Sunrise´ con el ´Rowan´ de fondo.

Repsol sigue adelante con el sondeo en busca de petróleo a unos 60 kilómetros de las costas canarias. El incidente ocurrido el sábado entre la Armada y Greenpeace no ha tenido ningún tipo de influencia sobre la planificación prevista por la compañía y esta misma semana comienza la toma de muestras con el inicio de las operaciones para bajar a 3.100 metros de

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