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ClassNK examines approval process for 3D models in shipbuilding
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ClassNK examines approval process for 3D models in shipbuilding

ClassNK, Japan Marine United (JMU), and NAPA have completed a joint feasibility study on 3D model based plan approval using 3D CAD models as part of their technical investigation project. Shipbuilding designs are gradually transitioning from 2D drawings to those designed with 3D CAD software. Classification societies, whose plan approvals are currently based mostly on...

ClassNK releases CBM Guidelines
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ClassNK releases CBM Guidelines

ClassNK has released its CBM Guidelines that explain the revised rules for using Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) in class surveys to promote the use of CBM technology. Condition based maintenance, a method for monitoring the operating state of equipment, diagnosing the state of said equipment based upon the information obtained from such monitoring, and then...

ClassNK grants AiP to Kawasaki for LPG fuel supply system
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ClassNK grants AiP to Kawasaki for LPG fuel supply system

ClassNK has granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) based on its Rule Part N which adopts IGC Code and its Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels” to Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel supply system. Utilising the expertise from the design and construction of LPG carrier, LNG carrier, and LNG...

ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL software
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ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL software

ClassNK has just released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.7.0.0, developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). The new version incorporates the latest rule amendments to CSR BC & OT including amendments based on feedback from the industry....

ClassNK joins the International Windship Association
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ClassNK joins the International Windship Association

Tokyo-based ClassNK has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation that for the last five years has been bringing together wind propulsion projects, shipping companies, shipyards and research organisations to help further develop technologies for wind power.   Over the last few years ClassNK has identified and supported the development of wind propulsion...

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...

ClassNK joins the Getting to Zero Coalition
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ClassNK joins the Getting to Zero Coalition

ClassNK has announced its participation in the “Getting to Zero Coalition”, an international corporate coalition that promotes the decarbonisation of the maritime industry. The Getting to Zero Coalition is an alliance that aims to have commercially viable zero emission vessels powered by zero emission fuels operating along international trade routes by 2030. In order to...

ClassNK releases guidance on switching to low-sulphur fuels
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ClassNK releases guidance on switching to low-sulphur fuels

ClassNK has released its “Booklet for ship crew members: Precautions concerning change-over to 0.5 per cent sulphur compliant fuel oils” to help crew members responsible for operations in the change-over from conventional fuels oils to those compliant with the 2020 sulphur cap. In light of the sulphur limit regulation affecting the world on a global...

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...

ClassNK releases guidelines on wind-assisted propulsion
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ClassNK releases guidelines on wind-assisted propulsion

ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Wind-Assisted Propulsion Systems for Ships. The Guidelines aim to contribute to the safe integrity and design of wind powered technology and the ships that are installed with it. As environmental regulations tighten, wind power for auxiliary propulsion is attracting attention as one of the underlying technologies for accomplishing low...

ClassNK reorganises structure to support clients with sulphur cap
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ClassNK reorganises structure to support clients with sulphur cap

ClassNK has undergone structural changes to more quickly and efficiently support clients with the IMO’s upcoming 2020 global sulphur cap. One of the changes is an integration of the classification society’s point of contacts in order to help its customers understand and comply with the new regulation and to provide faster support. The points of...

ClassNK joins working group on zero emission fuels
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ClassNK joins working group on zero emission fuels

ClassNK has announced participation as secretariat in a “Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels” established by the CCR Study Group*. The working group aims to reduce CO2 emissions in the international value chain by use of methane synthesized through methanation technology which combines CO2 and hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources....