Naval Architects Vote NYK Coal Carrier 'Ship of the Year'

MarineLink.com
Thursday, July 25, 2013
'Soyo': Photo credit NYK

'Soyo', an NYK-owned coal carrier, has been selected as the 2012 "Ship of the Year" by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE).

JASNAOE’s “Ship of the Year” award has been presented every year since 1990 to a Japan-built vessel that the society considers to be the most technically advanced, well-designed, and socially conscious.

Soyo was honored for its innovative air-lubrication system and its proven impact on CO2 reduction. This new air-lubrication system reduces CO2 emissions by taking some of the main engine scavenging air (combustion air) from the main engine’s turbocharger and leading it to the vessel’s bottom to reduce the frictional resistance between the vessel’s bottom and the seawater. A system featuring this scavenging air bypass is expected to be effective in reducing CO2 on large vessels having deep drafts.

The NYK Group is currently looking to equip car carriers with this eco-friendly system.

The system was jointly developed by NYK, Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., and the Monohakobi Technology Institute, an NYK Group company, in cooperation with the National Maritime Research Institute. System development was subsidized through Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's “Support for Technology Development from Marine Vessels for Curtailing CO2” project, among others.

NYK Line say they will strive to install this system on other types of vessels.




 

 

 

Maritime Reporter September 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Fortum Buys Stake in Wave Power Startup

Finland's top utility, state-controlled Fortum, on Monday said it has acquired a 14 percent stake in Finnish wave energy developer Wello. Wello has developed

Wärtsilä Reshuffles Two Top Managers

The following appointments have been made in the management inform Wärtsilä Corporation: Mr Rakesh Sarin (59), B.Sc. (Eng.), has been appointed President of Power Plants,

ABB Celebrates 125th Anniversary in Finland

ABB is celebrating today its 125th anniversary in Finland. Founded in 1889 in Helsinki by entrepreneur and inventor Gottfrid Strömberg, ABB Finland is today

Marine Propulsion

Wärtsilä Reshuffles Two Top Managers

The following appointments have been made in the management inform Wärtsilä Corporation: Mr Rakesh Sarin (59), B.Sc. (Eng.), has been appointed President of Power Plants,

MHI, IHI & DBJ Join Forces On Investments

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), IHI Corporation and the Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ) concluded a three-way formal agreement today on their respective

Voith Schneider Propellers Drive Double-ended Ferry MS Frisia IV

Ferries operated by Norden-Frisia AG have been serving the East Frisian island of Norderney for many decades. Navigation in these coastal waters poses special

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1404 sec (7 req/sec)