Design

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...

Joint venture announces developments in parametric ship design
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Joint venture announces developments in parametric ship design

In 2017, the engineering services group, Multi Engineering, established a joint venture with design, engineering, and consultancy company Maridea to optimise the design process of ships using parametric tools. Niko Fierens, managing director at Multi, recently announced that during the first year of the start-up, two tools were successfully developed to assist with the design process...

Is an unmanned bridge a more efficient use of crew?
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Is an unmanned bridge a more efficient use of crew?

ABB has proposed a conditionally and periodically unmanned bridge to make more efficient use of crew and improve vessel performance by reducing crew fatigue. At present, an Officer of the Watch (OOW) is required on a ship’s bridge at all times to navigate, keep watch and radio watch on the vessel. The COLREGS2 regulation states...

Damen introduces new crew supply vessel design
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Damen introduces new crew supply vessel design

Damen has introduced a new design of crew supply vessel that promises to cut fuel usage by 20 per cent and lower emissions. The Damen FCS 2710 vessel features a twin aluminium Sea Axe hull design that lowers water resistance, cutting fuel consumption. It also has a conventional shaft, water jet, Volvo on board performance...

Spotlight on the Regional ECOFeeder vessel
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Spotlight on the Regional ECOFeeder vessel

In 2016, a consortium of ship designers, technology suppliers, and maritime engineers set out to design a new feeder vessel that would cut fuel consumption, reduce emissions, and make the world’s feeder fleet more energy efficient. The venture was named the Regional ECOFeeder project. Led by the Danish initiative, Green Ship of the Future, the project...