Design

Construction of Golden Gate zero emission vessel begins
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Construction of Golden Gate zero emission vessel begins

Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM) has begun constructing a hydrogen fuel cell boat that aims to demonstrate the advantages of hydrogen fuel cells for the maritime industry. Water-Go-Round is a 70-foot catamaran first-of-its-kind hydrogen fuel cell boat, being built by Bay Ship & Yacht of Alemeda. Once launched, the vessel will operate for three...

China Navigation to develop low-carbon ships for Pacific region
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China Navigation to develop low-carbon ships for Pacific region

The China Navigation Company (CNCo), parent of Swire Shipping and Swire Bulk, and The University of the South Pacific (USP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct feasibility studies for the design costs and plan for low-carbon vessels to operate in the Pacific region. The design and construction of the ships are part...

EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution
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EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has begun collaboration with ClassNK to confirm design requirements and issues related to sea trials of its EnergySail wind and solar power solution for ships. EnergySail is a rigid sail device developed by EMP. The EnergySail is part of EMP’s Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy solution, which consists of an integrated system...

Space technology brought to LNG shipping
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Space technology brought to LNG shipping

ABS, OceanFinance, and Scorpius Space Launch Company (SSLC) have launched a joint Space Tech4Sea project to help adapt composite technologies developed for the space industry to liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping. The project, which has received more than EUR 1 million from the European Commission, will apply composite technology, which offers a reported 80 per...

ClassNK launches software to analyse ship speed
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ClassNK launches software to analyse ship speed

ClassNK has released PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA ver.ITTC, a software solution that calculates and analyses a ship’s speed for the energy efficiency design index (EEDI). The software is in compliance with the latest International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) 2017 Guidelines (ITTC Recommended Procedures and Guidelines 7.5-04-01-01.1, Preparation, Conduct and Analysis of Speed/Power Trials; 2017) for EEDI verification. The...

ClassNK stores IMO GBS ship construction files
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ClassNK stores IMO GBS ship construction files

ClassNK Archive Center (NKAC) has stored the first Ship Construction Files (SCF) complying with IMO Global Based Standards (GBS) for the NACKS-built 311,000 DWT VLCC, managed by MOL Tankship Management (Asia). The SCF provides information on vessel design and construction, needed to improve the safety of a vessel throughout its entire operational life. Information on...

Tripartite Forum calls for human-centred ship design
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Tripartite Forum calls for human-centred ship design

The Tripartite Forum is promoting a human-centred ship design concept, with the aim of focusing design around ships’ crew to improve operational efficiency and reduce human error. According to a statement issued by BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, OCIMF, IACS, ASEF, and SEA Europe, the Tripartite believes that ships’ on-board systems and fitting should be designed...

HHI deepwater FLNG hull design receives ABS AiP
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HHI deepwater FLNG hull design receives ABS AiP

Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) Deepwater Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) hull design has received Approval in Principle (AIP) from ABS. The hull design is based on LNG carrier designs, combined with the requirements for FLNG production, such as structural reinforcements to take topside module load and a hull designed to allow up to 25 years...

ABS issues AIP for LNG carrier
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ABS issues AIP for LNG carrier

ABS has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an LNG carrier design from Jiangnan Shipyard. The LNG JUMBO design features a WINGD X-DF low-pressure, low-speed two-stroke dual-fuel main engine propulsion system with enhanced propulsion efficiency and reduced fuel consumption. In gas mode, the system meets the IMO’s NOx Tier III requirements without the need...

Green Corridor project delivers LNG-fuelled bulk carrier designs
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Green Corridor project delivers LNG-fuelled bulk carrier designs

The Green Corridor Joint Industry Project (JIP) has delivered a Newcastlemax iron ore and coal carrier powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) as part of phase 1a of the project and upsized it to a very large ore carrier (VLOC) in phase 1b. The purpose of the Green Corridor project is to develop an LNG-fuelled...

Very large ethane carrier design receives AiP from DNV GL
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Very large ethane carrier design receives AiP from DNV GL

DNV GL has awarded Chinese shipyard Jiangnan with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of a 93,000-cubic meter (cbm) very large ethane carrier, Panda E. The ethane carrier will utilise GTT’s reinforced Mark III cargo containment system with a design temperature of minus 104 degrees centigrade. The design feature four standard cargo holds...

The human impact on autonomous ships
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The human impact on autonomous ships

Autonomous technologies could create a competitive advantage for shipping companies, but adoption will vary significantly between market segments. This was the conclusion from a major piece of research carried out by the IMarEST Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships Special Interest Group (MASS-SIG). The research looked at the potential impact of self-governing ships and how this might...