Design

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,...

FORAN ship design software undergoes digital transformation
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FORAN ship design software undergoes digital transformation

FORAN, a system used in the design and construction of vessels and marine structures, is currently undergoing a major transformation process to turn it into a key tool in the shipyard digitalisation and technological upgrading process. Developed by SENER, FORAN is a CAD/CAM/CAE system for marine design. It is multidisciplinary and fully integrated and can...

KR grants design approval to DSME’s Solidus
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KR grants design approval to DSME’s Solidus

The Korean Register (KR) has formally granted design approval to DSME for the company’s Solidus LNG cargo containment system. DSME and German chemical company BASF developed a high-performance and environmentally friendly insulation material in order to significantly lower the LNG boil-off rates. In addition, to prevent any LNG leakage from Solidus, and to maximise the...

MEPC 74 strengthens efficiency targets
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MEPC 74 strengthens efficiency targets

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 74th meeting last week. The session approved amendments to strengthen existing mandatory requirements for new ships to be more energy efficient. This agreement covers seven ship types in total for long-term decarbonisation. The accelerated targets for containers, general cargo ships, hybrid diesel-electric cruise ships, and LPG...

Hyundai LNG-fuelled tanker design gets LR approval
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Hyundai LNG-fuelled tanker design gets LR approval

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled 50,000 dwt class MR tanker design. The development is the result of close collaboration between HMD and LR to aid in HMD’s compliance with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. An LNG-fuelled propulsion system...