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ABS and HHI complete design simulation JiP
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ABS and HHI complete design simulation JiP

ABS and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have completed a Joint Development Project (JDP) to build multi-physics simulations capable of analysing the carbon-footprint of vessels in the design stage. The simulations allow in-depth evaluation of the impact of a range of energy saving options, offering a detailed preview of a vessel’s performance before key investment decisions...

Grovfjord Mek. Verksted wins contract to build robot ships for Ocean Infinity
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Grovfjord Mek. Verksted wins contract to build robot ships for Ocean Infinity

Norwegian manufacturer Grovfjord Mek. Verksted (GMV) will build an Armada of large, cutting-edge robot ships for Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company. The fleet of ultra low emission marine robots will be deployed from shorelines across the globe. Ocean Infinity appointed GMV to build its initial fleet of up to 13 vessels capable of wholly robotic...

Finnlines begins construction of hybrid ro-ro
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Finnlines begins construction of hybrid ro-ro

Finnlines has begun construction of its second new hybrid ro-ro vessel at the Chinese Nanjing Jinling shipyard. The vessel is being built as part of the company’s EUR 500 million newbuilding programme, which includes three green hybrid ro-ro vessels as well as two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax vessels to further increase Finnlines’ energy efficiency. The vessels will...

Kongsberg Maritime to design and equip krill vessel for Rimfrost
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Kongsberg Maritime to design and equip krill vessel for Rimfrost

Kongsberg Maritime has been contracted to design and equip a highly innovative vessel for the Norwegian krill processing firm Rimfrost. The ship is to be built by Westcon, who will complete the vessel at their facility in Norway after initial construction at the Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. It is expected that the 120m ship will...

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...