Design

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...

BV approves design of Cryo-Powered Regas system for FSRUs
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BV approves design of Cryo-Powered Regas system for FSRUs

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services has issued the first approval in principle for a new cold energy ‘Cryo-Powered’ regas system for use in FSRU applications.  The approval has been issued to both Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME). The ‘Cryo-Powered Regas’...

PROSTEP builds digital twin to optimise shipbuilding
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PROSTEP builds digital twin to optimise shipbuilding

Bremen-based Fr. Lürssen shipyard, the Machine Tool Laboratory (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University and PROSTEP AG have launched the ProProS research project, with the aim of setting up a digital twin for the manufacturing and assembly processes at shipyards and to use it for status control and optimisation of shipbuilding production. The Lürssen-based family-owned company...

AVEVA upgrades ship design software
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AVEVA upgrades ship design software

AVEVA, a leader in engineering and industrial software, has announced an important update to its AVEVA E3D design software that addresses the specific needs of the marine sector. Designed with the most up-to-date user interface principles and best practices, intuitive and easy to use, AVEVA E3D Design software combines the latest three-dimensional graphics and user...

LR awards HHI AiP for HDF-3800 frigate design
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LR awards HHI AiP for HDF-3800 frigate design

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded approval in principle (AiP) to South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the design of its HDF-3800 frigate. The design allows for the frigate to be equipped with modern weapons and sensors, and it will be able to undertake Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW), and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)...

ClassNK grants AiP to Kawasaki for LPG fuel supply system
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ClassNK grants AiP to Kawasaki for LPG fuel supply system

ClassNK has granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) based on its Rule Part N which adopts IGC Code and its Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels” to Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel supply system. Utilising the expertise from the design and construction of LPG carrier, LNG carrier, and LNG...

ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL software
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ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL software

ClassNK has just released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.7.0.0, developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). The new version incorporates the latest rule amendments to CSR BC & OT including amendments based on feedback from the industry....

probunkers signs LOI with Hyundai for the construction of LNG bunker vessels
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probunkers signs LOI with Hyundai for the construction of LNG bunker vessels

probunkers has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with South Korea based Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for the construction of two 7,600 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessels. The signing of this LOI comes following a lengthy process during which probunkers’ technical team reviewed more than thirty ship design proposals to serve the purpose...

Industry leaders join forces on ammonia-fuelled tanker project
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Industry leaders join forces on ammonia-fuelled tanker project

MISC Berhad, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Lloyd’s Register (LR) and MAN Energy Solutions have announced that they will work together on a joint development project (JDP) for an ammonia-fuelled tanker to support shipping’s drive towards a decarbonised future. The creation of the alliance has been motivated by the partners’ shared belief that the maritime industry...

ClassNK grants AiP for LNG-fuelled bulker concept design
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ClassNK grants AiP for LNG-fuelled bulker concept design

NS United Kaiun Kaisha and Imabari Shipbuilding have received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from ClassNK for a joint project on the concept design of a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled capesize bulker. According to Imabari Shipbuilding, the basic design can achieve CO2 emission volumes that are 30 per cent less than the reference line as...

ABS publishes guidance on fuel cell design and construction
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ABS publishes guidance on fuel cell design and construction

ABS published its Guide for Fuel Cell Power Systems for Marine and Offshore Applications to support the design, evaluation, and construction of fuel cell systems on vessels and offshore assets. The Guide, which covers all fuel cell types, focuses on the use of fuel cell systems and arrangements for propulsion and auxiliary systems both in...