Design

New project examines feasibility of hydrogen-powered vessel
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New project examines feasibility of hydrogen-powered vessel

Sandia National Laboratories is leading a ship design and feasibility study that explores the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power vessels. The project team has designed a research vessel, known as Zero-V, to test hydrogen fuel cells. The vessel will operate at slow speeds for long distances, carrying few people and operating in voyaging...

ClassNK publishes 2nd edition Guidelines for LGCs
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ClassNK publishes 2nd edition Guidelines for LGCs

ClassNK has released a second edition of its Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures (LGCs) – Independent Prismatic Tanks. The Guidelines specify the technical requirements specifically related to the structural strength assessments of liquefied gas carriers by using direct calculation. The Guidelines take into account the complex interaction of loads between hull structures and cargo...

Foreship targets transparency on fuel consumption
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Foreship targets transparency on fuel consumption

  Fresh volatility in the oil markets and the approach of a new era in ship fuel use are combining to demand more accountable vessel efficiency modelling, says Janne Niittymäki, head of hydrodynamics, Foreship Fuel buyers have been watching oil price volatility closely over recent months, as a moderate recovery morphed into a three-year high...

ClassNK grants AiP for LNG-fuelled bulk carrier design
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ClassNK grants AiP for LNG-fuelled bulk carrier design

ClassNK has granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) to NYK Line and Japan Marine United (JMU) for their joint project on the concept design of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled 200K DWT bulk carrier. The AiP is based in ClassNK’s Rule Part GF, which adopts the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other...

ClassNK releases amendments to rules on survey and construction of steel ships
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ClassNK releases amendments to rules on survey and construction of steel ships

ClassNK has released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. The requirements amended include: Amendment related to the Class Notations with respect to Structural Assessment based upon Direct Load Analysis (to incorporate research and development results) Amendment related to the Anchor Windlass Design and Testing (to incorporate feedback...

European consortium to build hydrogen-fuelled passenger ferry
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European consortium to build hydrogen-fuelled passenger ferry

A European consortium led by Glasgow–based Ferguson Marine Engineering and the University of St Andrews, has won funding of EURO 12.6m from the EU to design and build a hydrogen-powered car and passenger ferry. The HySeas III project, which will officially begin work on July 1, 2018, will construct and test the ferry around Orkney, operating on...

DNV GL approves aluminium cables for ships
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DNV GL approves aluminium cables for ships

DNV GL has developed the first type approval scheme for the use of aluminium cables and connectors on board vessels. The purpose of aluminium cables and connectors on board vessels is that they allow expensive copper to be replaced with aluminium, reducing costs by as much as 50 per cent as aluminium is approximately one...

ABS to provide AiP for Project Forward LNG-fuelled bulk carrier
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ABS to provide AiP for Project Forward LNG-fuelled bulk carrier

Classification service provider, ABS has joined Arista Shipping, Deltamarin, GTT and Wärtsilä in the ‘Project Forward’ joint development project (JDP) to develop a dry bulk carrier concept that uses liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel. During Posidonia 2018, Arista Shipping principal Alexander P. Panagopulos, welcomed ABS to the project, which will see the design...

GTT receives AiPs from BV for LNG applications
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GTT receives AiPs from BV for LNG applications

GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) has received approval from Bureau Veritas (BV) for its membrane containment systems and liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology applications. The Mark III Flex+ containment system and GTT MARS containment system, both developed for liquefied petroleum (LPG) carriers, have received approval in principle (AiP) from BV. The AiPs have been given for...

ClassNK releases guidelines on liquefied gas carrier structures
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ClassNK releases guidelines on liquefied gas carrier structures

ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures – Independent Prismatic Tanks. The Guidelines specify the technical requirements specifically related to the structural strength assessments of liquefied gas carriers by using direct calculation. There are two components of the Guidelines that specify the design loads dominant for structure, strength analysis methods and corrosion...

ClassNK publishes guidelines on design and operation of autonomous ships
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ClassNK publishes guidelines on design and operation of autonomous ships

Japanese classification society, ClassNK, has released its Guidelines for Concept Design of Automated Operation/Autonomous Operation of ships. The guidelines incorporate basic elements on concept design safety for automated ship operation systems. Automated operation systems are expected to help crews do their jobs, improve shipping efficiency and make navigation safer. As on board operations and duties...

Eniram joins Project Forward
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Eniram joins Project Forward

Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Athens-based Arista Shipping to participate in the Project Forward initiative, under which it will assist in the development of monitoring and optimisation tools for a highly energy efficient dry bulk carrier vessel design, based on LNG-fuelled propulsion. The project aims to design a vessel...