Tag: <span>Ship Design</span>

Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg form autonomous vessel joint venture
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Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg form autonomous vessel joint venture

Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg have collaborated in the creation of a new joint venture called Massterly, which they describe as the “world’s first autonomous shipping company.” The new company, to be based at offices in Lysaker, Norway, aims to offer services encompassing the entire value chain for autonomous ships, from design and development through to control...

HHI LNG-fuelled vessel granted AiP from Lloyd’s Register
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HHI LNG-fuelled vessel granted AiP from Lloyd’s Register

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a liquefied natural gas vessel. The design of the LNG fuelled 250,000 DWT very large ore carrier (VLOC) began with a joint development project (JDP) between Anangel, Woodside, LR, and HHI last year. The purpose of the JDP is to...

MARIC agrees ShipRight FastTrack deal
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MARIC agrees ShipRight FastTrack deal

Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC), a subsidiary company of China State Shipbuilding Corporation group (CSSC), has signed a licence agreement with Lloyd’s Register (LR) for use of its ShipRight FastTrack software. ShipRight FastTrack is used by ship designers to check designs against the latest IACS and Classification Rules for Finite Element Analysis...

Foreship warns of passenger vessel design and safety compromises
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Foreship warns of passenger vessel design and safety compromises

Naval architecture and engineering consultancy, Foreship, has warned that booming demand for expedition ships should not mean that good and safe shipbuilding practices for passenger vessels is compromised. The consultancy believes that a lack of consistency in the initial designs of a vessel is occurring as designs for ships above 10,000 GT are rushed to...

First LNG-fuelled bulk carrier delivered with LR approval
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First LNG-fuelled bulk carrier delivered with LR approval

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and ILSHIN LOGISTICS have delivered the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled bulk carrier with International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code compliance, classified by Lloyd’s Register and the Korean Register. The 50,000 DWT bulk carrier is part of a collaboration project to develop the first in a new generation of environmentally-friendly LNG-fuelled...

DNV GL updates class notations to improve stern tube bearing performance
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DNV GL updates class notations to improve stern tube bearing performance

DNV GL has revised its class rules for single stern tube bearing installations and introduced two new class notations, to help shipping companies manage the risks associated with stern tube bearing failures. Shaft alignment rules are designed to permit an acceptable distribution of loading on the shaft bearings and lubrication of the aft bearing, taking...

ClassNK updates PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) design support software
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ClassNK updates PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) design support software

ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.5.0.0 that includes the latest rule amendments to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). ClassNK’s PrimeShip is a suite of advanced and reliable systems and services to provide a complete ship care system...

SeaQuest to oversee construction of Polar Code bulk carrier
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SeaQuest to oversee construction of Polar Code bulk carrier

SeaQuest Marine Project Management (SeaQuest) has been selected by Estonian shipowner, Platano Eesti, to oversee the construction of the first purpose built Polar Code compliant ice-class bulk carrier over 100,000 DWT. The 107,000 DWT vessel will feature advanced technology to ensure its competitiveness, compliance, and safety, in and out of Arctic waters. It will be...

DSME to implement NAPA 3D ship design software
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DSME to implement NAPA 3D ship design software

Korean shipyard DSME has agreed a deal to use the 3D model-based NAPA Steel software application to manage its vessel design processes, following the completion of a benchmarking evaluation involving multiple vendors. DSME will use the software at both the initial design stages, to handle more frequent and rapid design changes, as well as the...

DNV GL upgrades hull design software
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DNV GL upgrades hull design software

DNV GL has launched a new version of its Nautilus Hull, a software package used to optimise the design process of hulls and the hull structure, and to ensure compliance with DNV GL and IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers. The latest version of Nautilus Hull has been upgraded to improve...

Rolls-Royce opens autonomous ship centre in Finland
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Rolls-Royce opens autonomous ship centre in Finland

Rolls-Royce has opened a new research facility in Turku, Finland, to focus on technologies to support the growth of autonomous systems in the global shipping industry. The new Research & Development Centre for Autonomous Ships includes a ‘remote and autonomous experience space’ aimed at showcasing the autonomous ship technologies Rolls-Royce has already introduced, as well...

Harnessing digitalisation to optimise performance of LNG carriers
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Harnessing digitalisation to optimise performance of LNG carriers

Shipping is going digital and the industry is making use of data and technical solutions that offer deeper insight into operational efficiency. However, going digital is only beneficial for an organisation if data collection systems and platforms are focussed across an entire organisation, reports Wärtsilä company, Eniram, in its latest white paper titled, Transforming LNG shipping...