Design

ABS grants AIP for wind turbine transport vessel
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ABS grants AIP for wind turbine transport vessel

ABS has granted Approval in Principal (AIP) to Neptun Ship Design for its energy efficient Wind Turbine Transport Vessel design. The Blue Azurit design is the first to support transporting parts for turbines greater than 9 Mega Watts (MW). The 178m long design allows wind turbine manufacturers to produce full length welded towers ready for...

GTT designs tanks for NYK LNG carriers
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GTT designs tanks for NYK LNG carriers

GTT has received an order from Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the tank design of two new 174,000 m3 LNG carriers (LNGC), on behalf of Japanese shipowner NYK. The tanks will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system. Mark III membrane system is a cryogenic liner directly supported by the...

C-Job enters partnership with Glosten on ship design
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C-Job enters partnership with Glosten on ship design

C-Job Naval Architects has signed a memorandum of understanding with American naval architectural firm Glosten to offer optimised technical teams for ship design to clients in the maritime sector. The new partnership will benefit from C-Job’s experience in the offshore wind sector with Glosten’s experience in ocean renewables to positively impact design processes across a...

US NTSB adopts BMT REMBRANDT simulator
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US NTSB adopts BMT REMBRANDT simulator

The US National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Office of Marine Safety (OMS), has adopted BMT’s REMBRANDT full mission simulator, following adoption from other statutory marine agencies. REMBRANDT automatically read Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data to deliver a high-fidelity, 3-D reconstruction. It also allows the user to switch from its scene...

CNG storage vessel nears ABS design approval
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CNG storage vessel nears ABS design approval

Australian company Global Energy Ventures (GEV), developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects has completed two of the three ABS tests required for design approval of its CNG Optimum ship. The CNG Optimum is a marine CNG storage vessel. It is the result of two decades of CNG development and is designed to...

New propeller design improves fuel efficiency by 15 per cent
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New propeller design improves fuel efficiency by 15 per cent

Philadelphia-based design firm Sharrow Engineering has received patents in the US, Japan, Canada, and European Union with further domestic and international patents pending for its propeller design that promises to increase efficiency between nine and 15 per cent. Sharrow’s propeller provides a wider peak efficiency curve for greater utility over a wide scope of operational...

Construction of Golden Gate zero emission vessel begins
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Construction of Golden Gate zero emission vessel begins

Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM) has begun constructing a hydrogen fuel cell boat that aims to demonstrate the advantages of hydrogen fuel cells for the maritime industry. Water-Go-Round is a 70-foot catamaran first-of-its-kind hydrogen fuel cell boat, being built by Bay Ship & Yacht of Alemeda. Once launched, the vessel will operate for three...

China Navigation to develop low-carbon ships for Pacific region
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China Navigation to develop low-carbon ships for Pacific region

The China Navigation Company (CNCo), parent of Swire Shipping and Swire Bulk, and The University of the South Pacific (USP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct feasibility studies for the design costs and plan for low-carbon vessels to operate in the Pacific region. The design and construction of the ships are part...

EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution
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EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has begun collaboration with ClassNK to confirm design requirements and issues related to sea trials of its EnergySail wind and solar power solution for ships. EnergySail is a rigid sail device developed by EMP. The EnergySail is part of EMP’s Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy solution, which consists of an integrated system...

Space technology brought to LNG shipping
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Space technology brought to LNG shipping

ABS, OceanFinance, and Scorpius Space Launch Company (SSLC) have launched a joint Space Tech4Sea project to help adapt composite technologies developed for the space industry to liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping. The project, which has received more than EUR 1 million from the European Commission, will apply composite technology, which offers a reported 80 per...

ClassNK launches software to analyse ship speed
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ClassNK launches software to analyse ship speed

ClassNK has released PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA ver.ITTC, a software solution that calculates and analyses a ship’s speed for the energy efficiency design index (EEDI). The software is in compliance with the latest International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) 2017 Guidelines (ITTC Recommended Procedures and Guidelines 7.5-04-01-01.1, Preparation, Conduct and Analysis of Speed/Power Trials; 2017) for EEDI verification. The...

ClassNK stores IMO GBS ship construction files
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ClassNK stores IMO GBS ship construction files

ClassNK Archive Center (NKAC) has stored the first Ship Construction Files (SCF) complying with IMO Global Based Standards (GBS) for the NACKS-built 311,000 DWT VLCC, managed by MOL Tankship Management (Asia). The SCF provides information on vessel design and construction, needed to improve the safety of a vessel throughout its entire operational life. Information on...