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ClassNK verifies improved engine performance data of Innospec Octamar™ Combustion Catalyst Series

Octamar™ Ultra HF, Octamar™ Complete, and Octamar™ F35C were found to have improved the fuel economy while reducing exhaust gas and other emissions of marine engines in a series of trials, states report.

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ClassNK has independently verified residual marine fuels treated with Octamar™ combustion catalysts can achieve an average fuel economy improvement of 2.7% and a 60% reduction in Particulate Matter emissions including black smoke, carbon and other harmful substances.

It validated Innospec's additives were tested during field trials, on test bed engines and onboard various types of vessels, and exposed to in-lab tests such as the FIA test verified by a third party.

The verification document also substantiated Innospec contributing to CIMAC whitepaper No.69 that evaluates the effectiveness of additives under the Octamar™ Combustion Catalyst Series on combustion quality of fuel through a series of eight field trials.

Under the series, results between 2.1 to 3.0% fuel economy were achieved in three tests using pure combustion catalysts; fuel economy effects from 2.3 to 3.9% were recorded in four tests while using combinations of combustion catalysts with detergent/stabilizers; and pure organic combustion improvers achieved 3.7% improvement in fuel economy in one test.

“For Octamar™ F35C, the combination of combustion catalyst and combustion improver provides a faster and more complete combustion which will reduce unburnt fuel in exhaust, soot, PAH, post combustion fouling, black smoke, black carbon,” affirms Nicea Ng, Marine Technical Specialist, Innospec Limited.

“For Octamar™ Ultra HF and Complete, the combination of combustion catalyst, combustion improver and stabilizer/dispersant create a threefold effect on combustion catalysis, ignition improvement, homogenization and better atomization/spray pattern thus significantly reducing unburnt fuel in exhaust, soot, PAH, post combustion fouling, black smoke, black carbon.”

Giorgio de Leonardis, Vice President EMEA, Innospec Fuel Specialties meanwhile highlights Innospec has also became the first fuel chemistry supplier to be awarded the “Innovation Endorsement” from ClassNK.

“This endorsement demonstrates the unique value of Innospec products which have helped vessel owners and operators to enhance their fleet performance,” shares Leonardis.

“Today, as various solutions are being explored to meet environmental goals like CII, the Octamar™ range also provides a launching platform for current and future emission reduction strategies.

“Any improvement in fuel consumption will result in improvements in CO2 emissions.”

The Octamar™ campaign website can be accessed here: https://www.octamar.info/ 

 

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Published: 22 June, 2022

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Winding up

Singapore: Liquidators arrange creditors meeting for Otto Marine Limited

Meeting will be held from 3pm on 24 July at 8 Wilkie Road #03-08 Wilkie Edge Singapore 228095, according to Government Gazette notice.

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A meeting for creditors of Otto Marine Limited, which is in liquidation, has been scheduled to take place on 24 July, according to a Government Gazette notice on Thursday (11 July). 

The meeting will be held from 3pm at 8 Wilkie Road #03-08 Wilkie Edge Singapore 228095

The agenda of the meeting will be as follows:

  • To update on the liquidation administration;
  • To approve the Liquidators’ fees and disbursements;
  • To approve the declaration of preferential dividend(s) pursuant to Section
  • 328(1)(b) to 328(1)(f) of the Companies Act, Cap. 50;
  • To consider and if thought fit, to appoint a committee of inspection; and
  • Any other business.

The details of the liquidators are as follows: 

Chee Yoh Chuang
Lin Yueh Hung
Liquidators
c/o 8 Wilkie Road
#03-08 Wilkie Edge
Singapore 228095

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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Titan completes first STS LNG bunkering operation in Cuxhaven

Port of Cuxhaven in Germany had previously only seen LNG operations conducted via truck and currently only permits LNG bunkering at one berth, says Titan.

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Titan completes first STS LNG bunkering operation in Cuxhaven

LNG bunker fuel supplier Titan on Thursday (11 July) said it completed the first-ever LNG bunkering operation by ship in the port of Cuxhaven.

Titan’s bunker vessel Optimus successfully delivered LNG to dredger Vox Ariane operated by its long-term client Van Oord. 

“Our ship-to-ship bunkering in Cuxhaven represents a pioneering step in the region's LNG infrastructure development, as the port had previously only seen LNG operations conducted via truck and currently only permits LNG bunkering at one berth,” it said in a social media post. 

“LNG infrastructure development is part of a broader trend, with more ports across Germany adopting LNG operations to support shipping’s clean fuels transition.”

Titan added the improved LNG bunkering capabilities in Cuxhaven, a Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG port, also opened up the pathway to maritime decarbonisation via liquified biomethane (LBM) and then renewable e-methane going forward.

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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LNG Bunkering

UECC “Auto Achieve” receives first LNG bunker fuel delivery by barge in home country

Firm said it received the first ever supply of LNG by barge to their multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier in the Port of Drammen, Norway.

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UECC “Auto Achieve” receives first LNG bunker fuel delivery by barge in home country

Norwegian roll-on/roll-off shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) on Wednesday (10 July) said it received the first ever supply of LNG by barge to their multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid car carrier Auto Achieve in the Port of Drammen on 4 July.

The firm said this was the first time UECC received LNG by barge to any of their vessels in their home country Norway. 

“We also believe that it was the first time LNG was delivered by barge to any vessel in Drammen, and most likely the entire Oslofjord,” UECC said in a social media post.

The LNG was supplied by the Molgas Energy Holding vessel Pioneer Knutsen, owned by Knutsen Group OAS.

“UECC is very pleased to see the expansion of the LNG barge network in Norway,” it said. 

 

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Published: 12 July, 2024

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