Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding cooperated with DNV GL, on a joint development project for a new 65,000dwt open-hatch general cargo carrier concept. The 210m ship will have a 77,000m3 and 65,000 tonnes deadweight capacity, with a 13.1m draught due to its wider breadth. Composite uses similar raw materials to those found in the hatch covers of the ECO-Ship 2020.
Finnlines, in the context of its Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Investment Programme, decided to lengthen four vessels in 2017, with an option of additional two. Finnlines now decided to exercise the option to lengthen two more vessels.
Maritime software, services and data analysis provider NAPA, announced that DSME chose the 3D model-based NAPA Steel software to streamline design processes and be up to date with the 21st century naval architects and structure designers. DSME will use the software at both the initial design stages, and detailed design stages.
The results show that the combined gas turbine and steam turbine integrated electric drive system proposed for the 20,000 TEU class containership of the PERFECt Ship project is competitive compared to oil or LNG fueled ships with piston engines.
The benefits of designing ships for the conditions they face at sea are self-evident, but using voyage simulations and historical data means design decisions can be optimised for vessel performance, according to Foreship.
MAN Diesel & Turbo signed a framework agreement with China Classification Society, aiming to strengthen cooperation in the fields of ship design, ship-type research & development, ship power, ship automation, environmental protection, intelligent ship and battery solutions.
Marco Bovio, Senior Research Hydromechanics Engineer at Damen, presented details of internal research CFD based project ‘Gone With The Wind’, which studies the capability of CFD to accurately model the aerodynamic forces that act upon vessels.
The company won the 2017 Maritime KVNR Shipping Award for its sustainable vessel ‘Egbert Wagenborg’ of the new ‘EasyMax’ type, which has a very low resistance due to optimal hull shape, both above and below the water, resulting in fuel savings.
LPGreen, a joint development project between four leaders in the maritime industry, has been working on a concept design for an LPG carrier capable of operating on LPG fuel. Almost a year into the project, the partners agree the results to date have been good.
Stena Bulk held a naming ceremony for its two new IMOIIMAX tankers at the Chinese shipyard GSI in Guangzhou, in southeast China, on August 22. The Stena Imperator and her sister Stena Imprimis are no 11 and 12, in a series of 13 identical IMOIIMAX tankers all ordered by Stena Bulk.
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