<span>Ship Design</span>

Northern Xplorer announces zero-emission cruise ships concept
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Northern Xplorer announces zero-emission cruise ships concept

Northern Xplorer (NX) has announced the launch of its zero-emission, luxury cruise concept that will feature clean technologies including fully electric propulsion, battery energy storage, hydrogen fuel cells and auxiliary renewable energy supply including wind and solar power. In Norway, new government regulation coming into force from 2026 will make zero emissions mandatory in the...

EU-funded project to harness key technologies for shipping’s decarbonisation
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EU-funded project to harness key technologies for shipping’s decarbonisation

A project that will decarbonise shipping by enabling key technology symbiosis on real vessel concept designs is making headway. The EU Horizon 2020-funded project known as Project CHEK, aims to achieve zero-emission shipping by reconfiguring the ways ships are designed and operated. The CHEK consortium is led by the University of Vaasa, and the other...

ABS, NYK, MTI and WinGD team up on modelling & simulation design project
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ABS, NYK, MTI and WinGD team up on modelling & simulation design project

ABS, NYK, the Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) and WinGD have launched a modelling and simulation project to evaluate the impact of new technologies on a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) design. The joint development project (JDP) will build a detailed digital model of the vessel’s hybrid propulsion and electrical generation and distribution system to...

Wärtsilä launches power limitation solutions for EEXI compliance
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Wärtsilä launches power limitation solutions for EEXI compliance

Wärtsilä has launched a new series of power limitation solutions that enable compliance with the IMO’s energy efficiency existing ship index (EEXI) regulation. The EEXI regulation comes into effect in 2023 and stipulates the minimum energy efficiency level for existing ships already in service. Wärtsilä’s new power limitation systems allow owners to meet this requirement,...

NAPA analysis shows EEXI would lead to a 6.6 per cent emissions cut
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NAPA analysis shows EEXI would lead to a 6.6 per cent emissions cut

NAPA has shared the preliminary results of its new research that explores the potential effect of The Energy Efficiency Index for Existing Ships (EEXI) on the transportation capacity, total emissions and carbon intensity of the global bulker fleet. Adopted by MARPOL in June 2021, EEXI measures and restricts CO2 emissions per transport work, purely considering...

KR SeaTrust-HullScan interfaces with NAPA Steel 3D model
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KR SeaTrust-HullScan interfaces with NAPA Steel 3D model

The Korean Register (KR) and NAPA have successfully created a ‘live interface function’ for their respective software programs KR SeaTrust-HullScan and NAPA Steel. The function allows real time synchronisation of a ship’s structural data from the NAPA software to KR’s SeaTrust-HullScan. KR SeaTrust-HullScan is a technical software that performs a structural analysis of oil-tankers and...

Himalaya Shipping to fit 12 bulkers with ABB shaft generator solutions
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Himalaya Shipping to fit 12 bulkers with ABB shaft generator solutions

Himalaya Shipping has chosen to fit twelve of its ultra large bulk carriers with shaft generators with a Power-Take-Off (PTO) solution from ABB. The shaft generator solutions will comprise new drive systems and permanent magnet technology, improving the energy efficiency of these vessels by up to four per cent while enhancing operational flexibility. ABB’s full...

AqualisBraemar to acquire ship design firm OSD-IMT
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AqualisBraemar to acquire ship design firm OSD-IMT

Energy and marine consultancy AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group) has entered into an agreement to acquire the UK operations of ship design and marine consultancy company OSD-IMT from Damen Shipyards Group. OSD-IMT is a specialist consultancy in ship design for newbuild, refit and conversion projects. The company operates in all key marine markets – including...

First renderings completed for hydrogen-powered ferry
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First renderings completed for hydrogen-powered ferry

The first renderings of the Scottish-led Hyseas III project, which aims to build Europe’s first sea-going ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cells, have been completed. The drawings show what the vessel, which will store energy from renewable sources, is likely to look like. As a double-ended sea-going passenger and car ferry, it will have capacity for...

Deltamarin and GTT receive AiP for LNG-fuelled Aframax design
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Deltamarin and GTT receive AiP for LNG-fuelled Aframax design

Deltamarin and GTT have received Approval in Principle (AiP) from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled Aframax tanker design. The new design provides increased autonomy while also reducing carbon emissions, providing greener and more efficient solutions for the industry. The vessel will meet the current and future environmental...

ABS and HHI optimise LNG carrier design
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ABS and HHI optimise LNG carrier design

ABS and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have completed a joint development project (JDP) to develop an optimised liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier design. The JDP resulted in a new LNG carrier hull design, as well as optimisation of the machinery, electrical and piping arrangements. The project further developed new rule requirements and introduced a simplified...

Navigator Gas awarded DNV AiP for ammonia-fuelled gas carrier
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Navigator Gas awarded DNV AiP for ammonia-fuelled gas carrier

Navigator Gas has been awarded a new Approval in Principle (AiP) for an ammonia-fuelled gas carrier design from DNV. An industrywide consortium, including MAN Energy solutions, Babcock International, and the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), has collaborated with Navigator Gas to achieve the Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV. The new gas carrier design has been...