Design

ABS grants AIP for world’s largest Ethane/Ethylene carrier
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ABS grants AIP for world’s largest Ethane/Ethylene carrier

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for its 165,000 CBM Jumbo Ethane/Ethylene carrier design. Under this design, the IMO Type B cargo tanks would be constructed out of High Manganese Austenitic Steel (Hi-MN Steel), which DSME says is more cost competitive than Ni alloy steel as well...

ABS and HHI team up on digitalisation and decarbonisation
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ABS and HHI team up on digitalisation and decarbonisation

ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Global Service (HGS) have agreed on a framework for the exchange of Digitalisation and Decarbonisation (D&D) concepts to apply to present and future designs. This new framework will be an industry first D&D ecosystem between class, shipyard and ship service company. The new framework enables HHI, HGS and...

Chartwell Marine expands to meet new vessel design demands
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Chartwell Marine expands to meet new vessel design demands

UK naval architecture outfit Chartwell Marine has announced investments into three key areas to support its growing vessel design and consultancy contracts. The first is in personnel, with two new permanent staff joining the seven-strong specialist design team, and the appointment of reputed naval architect, Professor Bob Cripps, as non-executive director. The second is in...

“K” Line signs AiP for LNG-fuelled ore carrier concept
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“K” Line signs AiP for LNG-fuelled ore carrier concept

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) and Namura Shipbuilding have signed a joint Approval in Principle (AiP) for the concept design of a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled Ore Carrier from DNV GL. The work for the LNG-fuelled carrier has complied with environmental and actual operation based on the second generation WOZMAX of Namura Shipyard.  WOZMAX is...

ABS publishes debrief on EEDI phase 3 compliance
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ABS publishes debrief on EEDI phase 3 compliance

ABS’ Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Phase 3 Compliance Debrief for Large Bulk Carriers and Tankers has been published, providing insight into current EEDI regulations, the compliance landscape, technical measures for large ships to achieve compliance, and energy efficiency technologies. The IMO’s EEDI is a key component to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and...

C-Job Naval Architects expands into US
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C-Job Naval Architects expands into US

C-Job Naval Architects will expand its business to the United States by opening a dedicated branch office in Houston, Texas this summer. The move follows increased activity in the US by the Dutch naval architecture firm. To further deepen its ties to the US, C-Job entered into a strategic partnership with Seattle-based naval architecture firm...

LR in JiP to develop new LNG carrier design
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LR in JiP to develop new LNG carrier design

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed an agreement with COSCO Shipping LNG Investment, COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry, Jiangnan Shipyard, Marine Design and Research Institute of China (MARIC), Shanghai Ship and Shipping Research Institute (SSSRI) and China Classification Society (CCS) to design and develop the first 220k LNG carrier with a GTT Mark III membrane containment system....

Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL design bulk carrier to meet IMO 2030 targets
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Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL design bulk carrier to meet IMO 2030 targets

Wärtsilä, Oshima Shipbuilding, and DNV GL have delivered the first results of their joint industry development project, which was to design a 62,000 DWT Ultramax Bulk Carrier optimised to actual operating profiles. The design also meets upcoming emissions requirements and indicates that it is possible for conventional merchant vessels to significantly reduce their emissions in...

Saga LNG carrier completes gas trials with new containment system
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Saga LNG carrier completes gas trials with new containment system

Saga LNG Shipping has successfully completed gas trials of LNT Marine’s LNTA-BOX containment system onboard its Saga Dawn, a mid-size LNG carrier due for delivery from China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) shipyard. The LNT A-BOX system is based on proven technologies, but in a novel patent-protected configuration. The design is based on an independent tank...

Oshima and DNV GL partner on energy efficient bulk carrier design
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Oshima and DNV GL partner on energy efficient bulk carrier design

Oshima Shipbuilding and DNV GL have signed a long-term strategic cooperation to conduct research and development together on new bulk carrier designs. The partners aim to continue the strategic cooperation through to 2030, developing and updating a road map towards the IMO zero emissions scenario, which will be gradually implemented through annual joint industry projects...

Chartwell Marine wins design contract for hybrid catamaran
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Chartwell Marine wins design contract for hybrid catamaran

Vessel designer Chartwell Marine has been selected to design and specify build for a US hybrid vessel that will meet EPA Tier 4 emission standards, with the aim to benchmark vessel operators and boat builders in the US and further afield. Pressure to adapt to international regulations on emissions and the availability of new technologies...

HHI receives LR AiP for LNG and wind powered VLCC
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HHI receives LR AiP for LNG and wind powered VLCC

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has been presented with approval in principle (AiP) by Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) ‘eco-tanker’ design. The vessel will be capable of using a combination of volatile organic compounds (VOC) mixed with LNG as fuel and Norsepower’s rotor sail solution for wind-assisted propulsion. The eco-tanker design,...