Design

We can make shipping zero emission and it doesn’t have to be costly, says Klaveness
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We can make shipping zero emission and it doesn’t have to be costly, says Klaveness

Norwegian shipowner Torvald Klaveness has been looking at ways to achieve zero emission shipping through its Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) concept study. Over the summer, the firm took on four interns from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to further explore how emissions could be lowered without reducing carriers’ transportation capacity or trading flexibility. They...

Modularisation could cut costs and overhaul the ship design and production process
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Modularisation could cut costs and overhaul the ship design and production process

The Transport: Advanced and Modular (TrAM) research project aims to develop a zero emission fast going passenger vessel through advanced modular production that has previously not been demonstrated. 14 project partners are working together with new manufacturing methods to achieve a 25 per cent lower production cost and 70 per cent cut in engineering costs...

Autonomous Guard Vessel concept design set to revolutionise offshore wind
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Autonomous Guard Vessel concept design set to revolutionise offshore wind

A new concept design of an Autonomous Guard Vessel for the offshore industry has been revealed. The design is created by a consortium of maritime companies looking to support the offshore industry by exploiting technology available today. The Autonomous Guard Vessel (AGV) design is smaller and lighter than most current guard vessels used to protect...

LNG-powered ferries complete sea trials
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LNG-powered ferries complete sea trials

Two ropax ferries powered 100 per cent by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and built for Dutch operator Rederij Doeksen have completed sea trials in the Netherlands. The vessels have been designed to reduce environmental impact and operational cost. The 70m Willem Barentsz and Willem de Vlamingh were designed by BMT and built by Strategic Marine...

Stena Bulk presents low emission tanker prototype
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Stena Bulk presents low emission tanker prototype

Stena Bulk has presented a prototype of the next-generation product and chemical tanker, the IMOFlexMAX, which will reportedly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25 per cent compared to current product tankers. The vessel, designed by Stena Bulk to meet the current and future needs of liquid bulk shipping, is a further development of...

Milestone for first LPG conversion with Isle of Man design acceptance
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Milestone for first LPG conversion with Isle of Man design acceptance

BW LPG, the Isle of Man Ship Registry, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions, MAN Energy Solutions, and DNV GL have celebrated the first flag acceptance of a conversion to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel for a very large gas carrier (VLGC). With the successful acceptance, BW LPG will begin the conversion of 12 vessels to dual...

SDARI and ABS digitise class reviews with 3D models
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SDARI and ABS digitise class reviews with 3D models

ABS and the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) have signed a Joint Development Project (JDP) to use 3D models to streamline the class process. The JDP will develop a process for ingesting SDARI 3D models into Class supporting software to allow 3D Model-based Class reviews. “Together, ABS and SDARI are designing the...

Deltamarin wins design contract for Finnlines Superstar ro-pax
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Deltamarin wins design contract for Finnlines Superstar ro-pax

Deltamarin has signed a contract with China Merchants Jinling shipyard (Weihai), previously known as AVIC Weihai, for the approval and detail design of Finnlines Superstar 5,100lm ro-pax vessel project. This contract further strengthens Deltamarin’s workload for the coming 18 months . The work will mainly be carried out at Deltamarin’s offices in Finland. Deltamarin has...

Amundsen Expeditions selects Wärtsilä to design polar and tropical cruise vessel
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Amundsen Expeditions selects Wärtsilä to design polar and tropical cruise vessel

Wärtsilä’s in-house ship design team has been chosen to develop a customised design for up to six new luxury expedition cruise vessels capable of carrying 200 passengers. The ships will be owned and operated by Amundsen Expeditions and are targeted primarily at the Chinese market. The design order with Wärtsilä was signed in the third...

ClassNK examines approval process for 3D models in shipbuilding
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ClassNK examines approval process for 3D models in shipbuilding

ClassNK, Japan Marine United (JMU), and NAPA have completed a joint feasibility study on 3D model based plan approval using 3D CAD models as part of their technical investigation project. Shipbuilding designs are gradually transitioning from 2D drawings to those designed with 3D CAD software. Classification societies, whose plan approvals are currently based mostly on...

ABS leads consortium to deliver EU-funded study on EEDI’s future
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ABS leads consortium to deliver EU-funded study on EEDI’s future

A consortium led by ABS has been granted EU funding for a study on the future of the Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).  ABS, Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS), and Arcsilea formed a consortium to deliver the study, titled: Decarbonisation of Shipping: Technical Study on the future of the Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index. The...