<span>Ship Design</span>

Ulstein unveils zero-emission ship design concept
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Ulstein unveils zero-emission ship design concept

Ulstein has unveiled a new 149m Replenishment, Research and Rescue (3R) vessel design, known as Ulstein Thor, which will feature a Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) to generate vast amounts of clean, safe electricity. This will enable the vessel to operate as a mobile power/charging station for a new breed of battery driven cruise ships.  The...

Zero-emission design concept for Handymax bulker unveiled
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Zero-emission design concept for Handymax bulker unveiled

Eco Marine Power has released details of a new Handymax bulker that incorporates a range of renewable energy solutions, energy-saving devices, electric propulsion and fuel cells.  This ship design concept is known as the Aquarius Eco Handymax II and all the technologies currently encompassed in the design are either currently available or under-development. The Aquarius...

KR launches SeaTrust-Frame3D software
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KR launches SeaTrust-Frame3D software

Korean Register (KR) has launched ‘SeaTrust-Frame3D’, a grillage structure evaluation software for ships. SeaTrust-Frame3D enables a complicated ship structure to be simply modelled by representing it as a grillage structure. The software allows the designer to conduct and analyse structural strength and rule-based buckling strength evaluations, the results of which are displayed as 3D images,...

ClassNK issues AiP for ammonia-ready LNG-fuelled bulk carrier
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ClassNK issues AiP for ammonia-ready LNG-fuelled bulk carrier

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of an ammonia-ready LNG-fuelled Panamax bulk carrier developed by the Planning and Design Centre for Greener Ships (GSC). Ammonia is expected to be used as ship fuel for decarbonisation since it does not emit CO2 when burned. Adequate safety measures are important due to...

GTT, Alwena Shipping & Zhoushan receive AiP for LNG & jumboisation retrofit concept
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GTT, Alwena Shipping & Zhoushan receive AiP for LNG & jumboisation retrofit concept

GTT, Alwena Shipping, and COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Zhoushan) shipyard, have received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from the classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) for a new concept, combining LNG retrofit and jumboisation, applied to large container ships. GTT carried out the LNG Mark III membrane tank design while its integration into the ship was...

NAPA and ClassNK team up to support 3D ship design approval process
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NAPA and ClassNK team up to support 3D ship design approval process

NAPA and ClassNK have launched a new data link to streamline the use of 3D models in the ship design approval process. The move aims to enable the seamless flow of information between design and class approval software, reducing time spent on information transfer by 30 per cent and improving collaboration between designers, engineers, and...

RINA grants AiP to hydrogen-fuelled MR tanker
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RINA grants AiP to hydrogen-fuelled MR tanker

RINA has announced the Approval in Principle (AiP) of Swedish designer FKAB Marine Design’s hydrogen-powered medium range (MR)  tanker. This is the first AiP of a design using currently viable technology and fuels that achieves IMO 2050 targets. Conceived by the class society and designed by FKAB, the propulsion is based on combining the ship’s...

Deltamarin secures engineering deal for Höegh zero-carbon ready PCTCs
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Deltamarin secures engineering deal for Höegh zero-carbon ready PCTCs

Deltamarin has signed an agreement with China Merchants Industry (Jiangsu) for the design and engineering of the new series of Höegh Autoliners Aurora class pure car & truck carriers (PCTCs). The Aurora class ships are expected to be the world’s largest and most environmentally friendly car carriers ever built. The ships will be powered by...

MPC Capital orders four methanol-ready container ships
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MPC Capital orders four methanol-ready container ships

Hamburg-based asset and investment manager MPC Capital has ordered four 5,500 TEU newbuild container ships that will feature an eco-design to reduce fuel consumption by 40 per cent compared to the existing fleet. The vessels will also be built for conversion to green methanol to facilitate carbon neutral operations.  The vessels are being built at...

ABS, SDTR and SDARI design methanol-fuelled bulker
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ABS, SDTR and SDARI design methanol-fuelled bulker

An innovative methanol-fuelled bulk carrier has been designed in a joint development project (JDP) between ABS, SDTR Marine (SDTR) and the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI). SDTR supplied key operational data and SDARI developed the design with ABS support and review. ABS also provided an analysis of methanol as fuel market outlook,...

NAPA and BV to transform hull design process to include 3D models
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NAPA and BV to transform hull design process to include 3D models

NAPA and Bureau Veritas (BV) have teamed up to improve the efficiency and accuracy of future vessel designs and solve the current challenges associated with 2D drawings. The companies seek to enable more effective and widespread use of 3D models in the class approval process. While naval architects use 3D models to design ships, the...

Joint industry project to develop low pressure solutions for CO2 ship transport
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Joint industry project to develop low pressure solutions for CO2 ship transport

Equinor, Shell, TotalEnergies, Gassco and classification society DNV have announced the kick-off of a new joint industry project (JIP) to develop low-pressure solutions for the transportation of CO2 by ships. The CETO (CO2 Efficient Transport via Ocean) JIP will carry out the technology qualification of a low-pressure ship design and identify solutions to scale CO2...