Tag: <span>Research and Development</span>

ClassNK publishes guidelines for ships using alternative fuels
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ClassNK publishes guidelines for ships using alternative fuels

ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels” including updates on the safety requirements for ships using ammonia as fuel. Ammonia has captured attention as a zero carbon fuel. Appropriate safety measures are required for ammonia as it is toxic to humans and corrosive to materials, while specific international standards for the use...

Brittany Ferries completes first remote in-water hull survey with MaDfly drone
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Brittany Ferries completes first remote in-water hull survey with MaDfly drone

A Brittany Ferries vessel, the Bretagne, has completed the first full in-water ship hull survey with a mini ROV. The drone was provided by MaDfly while Bureau Veritas (BV) supervised the survey. The survey provided an opportunity to validate the integrity of the entire ship’s hull’s bottom. This inspection was the first of its kind,...

CO2 capture plant installed onboard coal carrier
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CO2 capture plant installed onboard coal carrier

A small CO2 capture plant has been installed onboard the coal carrier Corona Utility, operated by K Line for Tohoku Electric Power. The installation took place at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Yokohama Works (MHI Yokohama). The installation is part of a joint project between K Line, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Class NK to develop a CO2 capture...