Design

ClassNK grants AiP for LNG-fuelled bulker concept design
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ClassNK grants AiP for LNG-fuelled bulker concept design

NS United Kaiun Kaisha and Imabari Shipbuilding have received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from ClassNK for a joint project on the concept design of a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled capesize bulker. According to Imabari Shipbuilding, the basic design can achieve CO2 emission volumes that are 30 per cent less than the reference line as...

ABS publishes guidance on fuel cell design and construction
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ABS publishes guidance on fuel cell design and construction

ABS published its Guide for Fuel Cell Power Systems for Marine and Offshore Applications to support the design, evaluation, and construction of fuel cell systems on vessels and offshore assets. The Guide, which covers all fuel cell types, focuses on the use of fuel cell systems and arrangements for propulsion and auxiliary systems both in...

ABS and DSME agree to design vessels to meet IMO 2030 decarbonisation goals
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ABS and DSME agree to design vessels to meet IMO 2030 decarbonisation goals

ABS and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement to explore decarbonisation and digitalisation strategies for Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) and Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS). The JDP aims for DSME to develop ABS approved VLCC and ULCS vessel designs, which offer potential solutions to IMO 2030...

ABS Grants AIP to Deltamarin and GTT for dual-fuel newcastlemax design
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ABS Grants AIP to Deltamarin and GTT for dual-fuel newcastlemax design

Deltamarin, GTT and ABS have been cooperating on the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled Newcastlemax Bulk Carrier that is intended to meet current and future environmental targets. By featuring GTT Membrane type LNG Tanks with LNG fuel stored at atmospheric pressure and designed to ABS Class, the bulk carrier is expected to...

LR grants AiP for ammonia-fuelled ULCS concept design
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LR grants AiP for ammonia-fuelled ULCS concept design

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Approval in Principle to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DSIC) and MAN Energy Solutions for an ammonia-fuelled 23,000 TEU Ultra-Large Container Ship (ULCS) concept design, the first ammonia as fuel design of its kind in China. LR facilitated hazard identification (HAZID) workshops to determine potential hazards throughout the design phase, covering...

Oldendorff partners with MIT to design energy efficient ships
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Oldendorff partners with MIT to design energy efficient ships

Oldendorff Carriers has signed a research agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Centre for Bits and Atoms (CBA) to improve the energy efficiency of the German dry bulk operator’s vessels. Oldendorff, together with CBA and its campus collaborators including MIT’s Sea Grant Program, will investigate disruptive improvements in ship design and propulsion to...

Naval architect Foreship launches Hamburg business
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Naval architect Foreship launches Hamburg business

Naval architect and marine engineering company Foreship has announced plans to establish a new business entity in Germany in January 2020. The new company, to be based in the heart of Hamburg’s Hafen City, will have the objective of developing closer ties with German owners, shipyards and marine engineering companies to better service existing customers...

Giving vessels fins to optimise performance
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Giving vessels fins to optimise performance

Giving vessels fins to optimise fuel performance An innovative technology by Norwegian company Wavefoil could see ships mimic the way whales move through water to cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. A ship sailing through still water faces less resistance, and therefore consumes less fuel than one navigating a more turbulent environment.  Waves that are...

Foreship partners with Vaaka
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Foreship partners with Vaaka

  Private equity investor Vaaka Partners has become the majority shareholder of Foreship, the Finnish company specialising in ship design and engineering. Vaaka Partners’ involvement allows Foreship to draw on an array of financial, business intelligence and industrial advisory expertise from a company portfolio consisting of 4,000 employees and a fund capital base approaching €500...

MOL and Oshima granted AiP for hard sail system
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MOL and Oshima granted AiP for hard sail system

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has announced that MOL and Oshima Shipbuilding have jointly obtained Approval in Principle (AIP) from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) for the design of a hard sail system. The system converts wind energy to propulsive force with telescopic hard sail and is a fundamental technology of the “Wind Challenger Project” that MOL and...

CADMATIC and PROSTEP cooperate on digital shipbuilding solutions
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CADMATIC and PROSTEP cooperate on digital shipbuilding solutions

Developer of 3D-based design, engineering and information management software, CADMATIC, has agreed to intensify its cooperation deal with vendor-independent PLM consulting and software company PROSTEP. The companies have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to enter a closer partnership to deliver end-to-end digital shipbuilding and shipping solutions. The intention of the partners is to further...

ABS grants AIP for world’s largest Ethane/Ethylene carrier
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ABS grants AIP for world’s largest Ethane/Ethylene carrier

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for its 165,000 CBM Jumbo Ethane/Ethylene carrier design. Under this design, the IMO Type B cargo tanks would be constructed out of High Manganese Austenitic Steel (Hi-MN Steel), which DSME says is more cost competitive than Ni alloy steel as well...