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ClassNK Updates PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR) System

To date, more than 800 PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR) licenses have been provided to more than 90 shipyards for design support system to ship designers worldwide. In response to the latest amendments to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT), ClassNK has released its latest version, PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR) Ver. 3.0.0.   Adopted in 2013, the CSR BC & OT were designed to enhance safety and reliability. Although they represent a major step forward for ship safety, they also present a number of new challenges for shipyards and designers due largely to the increase in overall vessel design time. To alleviate the burden of these new rules on ship designers and cut down the required man hours, ClassNK released PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR), a multi-functional vessel design support tool that makes it easy for designers to carry out rule calculations and optimize their designs.   The new version builds on the success of ClassNK’s existing system with some nice tweaks and capabilities. As always with PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR) upgrades, ver. 3.0.0. is up to speed on all the latest rules and is fully compliant with the February 2016 corrections (Corrigenda 1) made to CSR BC & OT.   The prescriptive calculation software includes enhanced data linkage with popular commercial CAD systems, which further streamlines the design process


Aveva Element Analysis for Shipbuilders

Aveva (LSE:AVV) announced the release of Aveva Hull Finite Element Modeller, a new addition to the Aveva Marine portfolio which accelerates and simplifies the stress analysis of ship structures. Ship designers use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to ensure that hull structures comply with strength criteria and achieve low levels of vibration for maximum passenger comfort. FEA is a computational technique for stress and vibration analysis which entails the idealisation of a physical structure


WorldWise Marine Launches Propulsion Optimization Program

WorldWise Marine, part of the Offshore Ship Designers group, has launched a propulsion and power optimization program, OPROSYS, which evaluates the best propulsion and power generation packages for emergency towing vessels.


Tribon Solutions Releases Tribon.com 3.0

Tribon Solutions announces that Tribon.com version 3.0, which will be available in January 2002, will bring new effective search functionalities and easily downloadable components through a new browser tree and component structure to further improve the interaction between ship designers and suppliers.


NAPA Streamlines Compliance with Class Design Rules

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NAPA Steel and NAPA Designer updated to reduce man-hours and duplication associated with new Common Structural Rules BC&OT   Global maritime software, services and data analysis company NAPA announced the release of new tools and interfaces with class society software to streamline ship design compliance with Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC&OT; formerly known as “harmonized CSR”) from the International Association of Classification


Energy-efficiency Training Course Now Online

Energy efficiency training Course Photo IMO

  A complete package of training materials on IMO’s energy efficiency requirements is now available to download free of charge from the IMO website. The package, including presentations, posters, exercises and assignments, will be of interest to anyone wanting to understand how to implement the regulations in Chapter 4 of MARPOL Annex VI and what the technical and operational implications are for ship designers, shipbuilders, companies and seafarers.


Swire Orders 4 More Anchor Handlers

Swire Pacific Offshore ordered another four IMT966 anchor handlers to the IMT Marine Consultants design. These follow six similar vessels already under construction at Labroy Shipyards, Singapore. Scotland-based IMT Marine Consultants, partner in the Offshore Ship Designers Group, was responsible for the design of these innovative and powerful vessels. The 120-ton bollard pull vessels are optimized for world-wide service of offshore towage


The "Near-Zero" Emission Tug

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WorldWise Marine, a partner in the Offshore Ship Designers group, has launched a new design for a near-zero emission hydrogen powered tug. Michiel Wijsmuller, managing director of Offshore Ship Designers, said, "This new harbor tug will be able to remain on standby, and mobilize/demobilize with zero emissions, and will save up to 98 percent of SOx, NOx and particulate matter and 30 percent of CO2 emissions in total compared to a conventional harbour tug over the whole employment cycle


New Company's Bulker Design Saves Fuel

Finnish ship designer Foreship's new company, Foreship Bluetech, announce an economical bulk ship design series. Foreship BlueTech Ltd. is a company founded by Foreship Ltd. and key employees of BlueTech with Foreship Ltd. as the largest shareholder. BlueTech specializes in efficient and eco-friendly cargo ship standard designs, while all other business areas remain at Foreship Ltd. Mr. Petri Hakulinen, former SVP of Business Development at Foreship Ltd


QinetiQ’s Paramarine Selected by the Australian Maritime College

QinetiQ Maritime’s Paramarine ship and submersible design software has been selected by the Australian Maritime College (AMC) to use as part of their maritime engineering training program.  Through AMC’s National Center for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics, the software will assist students on a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree that is accredited by Engineers Australia and recognized worldwide.  


New Low-emission Hybrid Azistern Tug Design

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Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has designed a powerful, low-emission compact e-tug to further augment its Azistern series of vessels. Among other roles, the vessel is equipped to deliver harbor assistance.   OSD managing director Michiel Wijsmuller said


Knud E. Hansen To Showcase ShipSpace at SMM

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The ShipSpace product is a next-generation Virtual Reality (VR) Design Verification Tool that allows designers, engineers and key stakeholders to validate design ideas and communicate effectively about vessel concepts and designs.   The product consists of computer hardware and software on


Wartsila Wins Deal for Four LNG Tankers

Wärtsilä will deliver a comprehensive scope of marine solutions from its own portfolio to four new LNG fuelled tankers for Swedish owners

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract covering four newbuild tanker vessels. The ships are to be built at the Avic Dingheng shipyard in China, on behalf of three Swedish owners; Furetank (two vessels), Älvtank, and Thun Tankers, a fully owned subsidiary of Thunbolagen


Striking Bollard Pull Results for ALP Striker

ALP Striker performed an impressive and most satisfactorily bollard pull test

ALP Striker achieved an impressive and most satisfactory bollard pull results of 309.6 tonnes during her sea trials. The DP II Anchor Handling Salvage Tug was delivered on 12 September to ALP Maritime Services. The vessel is designed for towing very large floating objects while also offering


OSD Develops New Vessels for Austin Offshore

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 OSD-IMT, the U.K. division of Netherlands-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD), is designing two 120 m IMT9120 Riserless Light Well Intervention / IMR vessels for Austin Offshore Pte Ltd, the shipping arm of Upstream Drilling Pte Ltd, Singapore.  


Full Speed Ahead with Climate-Change Measures at IMO Following Paris Agreement

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 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has welcomed the historic achievement of the 2015 Paris Climate Change conference (COP21).    The Paris Climate Change Agreement identifies a clear goal of “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below


The Legacy Of Alert: BIMCO

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 For twelve years the International Maritime Human Element Bulletin Alert! has been regularly published, its mission being to raise awareness of human element issues.    Ship designers, builders, managers and operators have all been given plenty to think about around the way that


SS United States to Sail Again

Rendering of the restored SS United States by Crystal Cruises (Image: Crystal Cruises)

Crystal Cruises reaches deal to restore the record-breaking and storied SS United States to a fully operational modern luxury cruise ship   Crystal Cruises has come to the rescue of historic luxury liner SS United States, today announcing an exclusive purchase option agreement to begin work


New Multipurpose Tractor Tugs from OSD

OSD’s new series of tractor tugs are suited to perform variety of operations (Image: OSD)

Netherlands-based OSD (Offshore Ship Designers) has designed a new series of tractor tugs which can be used for a range of functions, including escort operations, harbor towage, ship handling, offshore mooring and berthing.   The basic model tug has a LOA of 33 meters and a beam of 13


OSD Designs Research Vessel for TORI

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 Offshore Ship Designers (OSD-IMT) has signed a new contract to design an IMT2001 Scientific Research Vessel for the Taiwanese Ocean Research Institute (TORI).    The vessel will be used to support long-term oceanographic observation programs


Bureau Veritas Slashes Design Review Times

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International classification society Bureau Veritas has dramatically slashed structural computational and verification times.   The dramatic reduction in the time needed to check the structure, seakeeping and stability of new vessels and floating offshore units is being delivered through


First Shippers Sign on Rolls-Royce Autonomous Ship Project

Finferries 65 metre double ended ferry, the Stella, which operates between Korpo and Houtskär in Finland will undertake a series of tests of sensor arrays in a range of operating and climatic conditions. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

The Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) project, led by Rolls-Royce, introduced the project’s first commercial ship operators: ferry operator Finferries and dry bulk cargo carriers ESL Shipping Oy. The announcement came at a conference presenting the findings of the


Hurtigruten, Kleven Ink Explorer Ships Construction Deal

Hurtigruten Rolls Royce Illustration of vessels Photo Hurtigruten

Norwegian exploration travel company Hurtigruten, has signed a letter of intent for the construction of up to four new explorer ships with Norwegian shipyard Kleven. The order for delivery in 2018 and 2019 is a move to meet growing demand for adventure travel from travellers in the U.S


Wärtsilä Joins LNG-powered Bulker Project

The supreme efficiency of the Wärtsilä 31 engine makes it a competitive and viable alternative option for equipping future dry bulk carrier vessels with LNG propulsion. Photo Wartsila

Wärtsilä is to team up with an international group of shipping industry companies and organisations in a project to develop a concept for equipping future dry bulk carrier vessels with LNG propulsion. Project Forward is led by Athens-based Arista Shipping


ALP's Long-range Oceangoing Tug Named ALP Striker

ALP Striker (Photo: ALP)

ALP Striker, named at a ceremony held named on May 13, 2016, is the first of four ultra-long distance towing and anchor handling vessels for ALP Maritime Services, each with a bollard pull of approximately 300 metric tons.   The vessels of the SX157 design are a part of the ALP






 
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