Tag: Ship Design

ABS grants AIP for wind turbine transport vessel
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ABS grants AIP for wind turbine transport vessel

ABS has granted Approval in Principal (AIP) to Neptun Ship Design for its energy efficient Wind Turbine Transport Vessel design. The Blue Azurit design is the first to support transporting parts for turbines greater than 9 Mega Watts (MW). The 178m long design allows wind turbine manufacturers to produce full length welded towers ready for...

GTT designs tanks for NYK LNG carriers
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GTT designs tanks for NYK LNG carriers

GTT has received an order from Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the tank design of two new 174,000 m3 LNG carriers (LNGC), on behalf of Japanese shipowner NYK. The tanks will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system. Mark III membrane system is a cryogenic liner directly supported by the...

C-Job enters partnership with Glosten on ship design
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C-Job enters partnership with Glosten on ship design

C-Job Naval Architects has signed a memorandum of understanding with American naval architectural firm Glosten to offer optimised technical teams for ship design to clients in the maritime sector. The new partnership will benefit from C-Job’s experience in the offshore wind sector with Glosten’s experience in ocean renewables to positively impact design processes across a...

CNG storage vessel nears ABS design approval
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CNG storage vessel nears ABS design approval

Australian company Global Energy Ventures (GEV), developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects has completed two of the three ABS tests required for design approval of its CNG Optimum ship. The CNG Optimum is a marine CNG storage vessel. It is the result of two decades of CNG development and is designed to...

New propeller design improves fuel efficiency by 15 per cent
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New propeller design improves fuel efficiency by 15 per cent

Philadelphia-based design firm Sharrow Engineering has received patents in the US, Japan, Canada, and European Union with further domestic and international patents pending for its propeller design that promises to increase efficiency between nine and 15 per cent. Sharrow’s propeller provides a wider peak efficiency curve for greater utility over a wide scope of operational...

EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution
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EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has begun collaboration with ClassNK to confirm design requirements and issues related to sea trials of its EnergySail wind and solar power solution for ships. EnergySail is a rigid sail device developed by EMP. The EnergySail is part of EMP’s Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy solution, which consists of an integrated system...

ClassNK launches software to analyse ship speed
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ClassNK launches software to analyse ship speed

ClassNK has released PrimeShip-GREEN/ProSTA ver.ITTC, a software solution that calculates and analyses a ship’s speed for the energy efficiency design index (EEDI). The software is in compliance with the latest International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) 2017 Guidelines (ITTC Recommended Procedures and Guidelines 7.5-04-01-01.1, Preparation, Conduct and Analysis of Speed/Power Trials; 2017) for EEDI verification. The...

What happened at MEPC 73?
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What happened at MEPC 73?

The IMO’s 73rd Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) session was held last week in London. A number of issues relating to the IMO’s global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap, which is due to enter into force in 14 months’ time, were discussed and some resolutions adopted, including a carriage ban on non-compliant fuel and guidance to...

ClassNK stores IMO GBS ship construction files
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ClassNK stores IMO GBS ship construction files

ClassNK Archive Center (NKAC) has stored the first Ship Construction Files (SCF) complying with IMO Global Based Standards (GBS) for the NACKS-built 311,000 DWT VLCC, managed by MOL Tankship Management (Asia). The SCF provides information on vessel design and construction, needed to improve the safety of a vessel throughout its entire operational life. Information on...

Tripartite Forum calls for human-centred ship design
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Tripartite Forum calls for human-centred ship design

The Tripartite Forum is promoting a human-centred ship design concept, with the aim of focusing design around ships’ crew to improve operational efficiency and reduce human error. According to a statement issued by BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, OCIMF, IACS, ASEF, and SEA Europe, the Tripartite believes that ships’ on-board systems and fitting should be designed...

HHI deepwater FLNG hull design receives ABS AiP
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HHI deepwater FLNG hull design receives ABS AiP

Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) Deepwater Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) hull design has received Approval in Principle (AIP) from ABS. The hull design is based on LNG carrier designs, combined with the requirements for FLNG production, such as structural reinforcements to take topside module load and a hull designed to allow up to 25 years...

Green Corridor project delivers LNG-fuelled bulk carrier designs
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Green Corridor project delivers LNG-fuelled bulk carrier designs

The Green Corridor Joint Industry Project (JIP) has delivered a Newcastlemax iron ore and coal carrier powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) as part of phase 1a of the project and upsized it to a very large ore carrier (VLOC) in phase 1b. The purpose of the Green Corridor project is to develop an LNG-fuelled...