Topic: Maritime research

Twenty Dutch hydrogen projects underway in inland navigation

Inland navigation and shortsea shipping are taking the first steps towards completely emission-free propulsion using hydrogen. There are approximately twenty projects underway in the Netherlands in this field. The first hydrogen-powered demonstration vessels are expected...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Marine engine to be tested running on ammonia

The world’s first long term, full-scale testing of ammonia as a fuel in a marine four-stroke combustion engine is about to commence. This is made possible by a 20 million Norwegian kroner (about 1.83 million...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

One Sea: Autonomous shipping can become reality by 2025

Delivering an autonomous maritime transport system by 2025 will rely on ‘collaboration without borders’, but is definitely possible, according to One Sea. In 2017, the organisation presented a roadmap towards autonomous shipping and sees developments...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Predicting ship resistance in shallow water

Water depth is a crucial factor that affects a ship’s resistance, and thus influences fuel consumption and even determines the maximum navigating speed. Therefore, for ships designed to operate in shallow water, it is essential...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Allseas acquires drill ship for deepsea mining

Allseas has acquired the former ultra-deepwater drill ship Vitoria 10000 for conversion to a polymetallic nodule collection vessel. Together with DeepGreen Metals, Allseas is developing a deepsea mineral collection system. ‘We will develop all the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Why iron could be a suitable future marine fuel

Meeting upcoming emission targets for shipping has brought about a search for new marine fuels and systems. Recently, a feasibility study was carried out investigating such a completely different and CO2-free alternative fuel: iron powder....Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Royal IHC is ready to take on deepsea mining

‘Deepsea mining is not an adventure for the quick and easy,’ says Laurens de Jonge, Manager Marine Mining at Royal IHC. Still, Royal IHC now has the knowledge to engineer the required solution once a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk

Maritime R&D won’t last without production

SWZ|Maritime’s January issue focuses on maritime R&D in the Netherlands with contributions from Nevesbu, Conoship, MARIN and Royal IHC. However, SWZ|Maritime’s Editor-in-Chief Antoon Oosting argues that to stay strong in R&D, we also need to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariska Buitendijk