Design

Eniram joins Project Forward
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Eniram joins Project Forward

Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Athens-based Arista Shipping to participate in the Project Forward initiative, under which it will assist in the development of monitoring and optimisation tools for a highly energy efficient dry bulk carrier vessel design, based on LNG-fuelled propulsion. The project aims to design a vessel...

Joint venture announces developments in parametric ship design
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Joint venture announces developments in parametric ship design

In 2017, the engineering services group, Multi Engineering, established a joint venture with design, engineering, and consultancy company Maridea to optimise the design process of ships using parametric tools. Niko Fierens, managing director at Multi, recently announced that during the first year of the start-up, two tools were successfully developed to assist with the design process...

Is an unmanned bridge a more efficient use of crew?
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Is an unmanned bridge a more efficient use of crew?

ABB has proposed a conditionally and periodically unmanned bridge to make more efficient use of crew and improve vessel performance by reducing crew fatigue. At present, an Officer of the Watch (OOW) is required on a ship’s bridge at all times to navigate, keep watch and radio watch on the vessel. The COLREGS2 regulation states...

Damen introduces new crew supply vessel design
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Damen introduces new crew supply vessel design

Damen has introduced a new design of crew supply vessel that promises to cut fuel usage by 20 per cent and lower emissions. The Damen FCS 2710 vessel features a twin aluminium Sea Axe hull design that lowers water resistance, cutting fuel consumption. It also has a conventional shaft, water jet, Volvo on board performance...

Spotlight on the Regional ECOFeeder vessel
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Spotlight on the Regional ECOFeeder vessel

In 2016, a consortium of ship designers, technology suppliers, and maritime engineers set out to design a new feeder vessel that would cut fuel consumption, reduce emissions, and make the world’s feeder fleet more energy efficient. The venture was named the Regional ECOFeeder project. Led by the Danish initiative, Green Ship of the Future, the project...

Eco Marine Power expands eco ship project
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Eco Marine Power expands eco ship project

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced plans to widen the scope of its Aquarius Eco Ship project by inviting other companies to contribute their expertise in fuel-saving and innovative low-emission technologies. The purpose of the Eco Ship project is to design and build a low-emission, environmentally friendly ship that operates using wind, solar power, and...

Seaspan Shipbuilding opens ship design office in Canada
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Seaspan Shipbuilding opens ship design office in Canada

Seaspan Shipyards has officially opened its new state-of-the-art office in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The office will serve as a collaborative space for Vancouver Shipyards to execute pre-production work as part of its role in the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and strategic partnership with the Government of Canada. Canada’s NSS is an initiative to renew...

Italy to get new Integrated Ship Design Lab
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Italy to get new Integrated Ship Design Lab

The Department of Engineering and Architecture (DIA) of the University of Trieste, Fincantieri and Intergraph Italia, part of Hexagon group, have announced the inauguration of an Integrated Ship Design Lab in Italy. The Laboratory will be used for research activities regarding instruments and methods for integrated ship design, for activities involving third parties (relationship with...

Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg form autonomous vessel joint venture
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Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg form autonomous vessel joint venture

Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg have collaborated in the creation of a new joint venture called Massterly, which they describe as the “world’s first autonomous shipping company.” The new company, to be based at offices in Lysaker, Norway, aims to offer services encompassing the entire value chain for autonomous ships, from design and development through to control...

HHI LNG-fuelled vessel granted AiP from Lloyd’s Register
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HHI LNG-fuelled vessel granted AiP from Lloyd’s Register

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a liquefied natural gas vessel. The design of the LNG fuelled 250,000 DWT very large ore carrier (VLOC) began with a joint development project (JDP) between Anangel, Woodside, LR, and HHI last year. The purpose of the JDP is to...

Danish Maritime Authority publishes digital twin report
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Danish Maritime Authority publishes digital twin report

The Danish Maritime Authority has published a report on the digital twin, which shows how vessel performance can be optimised using an exact digital image of a ship. A digital twin is a digital presentation of a vessel that shows its processes and systems and how they interact, based on continuous data collection. A vessel’s...

MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai to build new test-engine facility
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MAN Diesel & Turbo and Hyundai to build new test-engine facility

MAN Diesel & Turbo is to build a new test-engine facility in collaboration with its two-stroke licensee, HHI-EMD, Hyundai Heavy Industries engine and machinery division. The test and gas facility will be located in Ulsan, Korea at HHI-EMD’s works and is scheduled to begin operation in early 2019. The new venture will expand MAN Diesel...