Tag: <span>ClassNK</span>

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....

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels
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ClassNK releases Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels

ClassNK has released Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels, which includes Methyl, Ethyl Alcohol and LPG. Ships using alternative fuels, such as the ones mentioned above, can reduce CO2 emissions between 10 and 20 per cent compared with conventional fuel oils that contain sulphur. These types of fuels are therefore expected to be more widely...

ClassNK publishes Ship Implementation Plan sample for 2020 compliance
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ClassNK publishes Ship Implementation Plan sample for 2020 compliance

ClassNK has published an example of a Ship Implementation Plan for achieving compliance with the IMO’s 5 per cent global sulphur cap. The document provides shipping companies with an example of how to implement a plan to show their preparations for compliance with the 2020 sulphur limit. The example plan, which can be viewed from...

INPEX opts for NAPA monitoring solution for LNG carrier fleet
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INPEX opts for NAPA monitoring solution for LNG carrier fleet

Japanese oil and gas exploration company INPEX CORPORATION has installed ClassNK-NAPA GREEN for monitoring operations on three of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. ClassNK-NAPA GREEN will verify the technical performance of the LNG carriers, two of which are to service the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project, and the other to contribute to the Prelude LNG...