Offshore Ship Designers Call for Greener Designs

Friday, April 27, 2007
Offshore vessel designer, Offshore Ship Designers (OSD), says going green is no longer just an expensive option, and it is no longer just about containing noxious emissions and oil spills. A global focus on carbon dioxide emission reduction means that going green is both a challenge and a business opportunity for offshore service vessel (OSV) operators. Writing in its regular newsletter Design Waves, Neil Patterson, managing director of IMT Marine Consultants, part of OSD, says, “The public wants cuts in greenhouse gases, and has zero tolerance for marine pollution. Expect to see oil companies responding by going green across the board. There are already signs that oil companies will give preference to chartering ships which produce fewer carbon emissions. Soon that will become a requirement. There are currently about 500 OSVs building around the world. Only about 120 of those are to green designs, which creates an opportunity for those yet to order. Go green, and get to the head of the charter queue.”

Patterson goes on to explain that the big green factor is to get a grip on operational fuel consumption. “Diesel-electric propulsion offers the most environmentally effective solution,” he says. “Power at any time can be matched to demand, and only those generator sets needed are run, and these are run at an efficient load. Experience in practice with similar-shape ships using conventional mechanical power with CPPs compared with diesel electric plant has shown around 40 per cent reduction in fuel usage for similar service. That’s a lot less carbon and other pollutants going into the air.”

Also in Design Waves, read about new orders for IMT 955 modified field support vessels plus pictures of new deliveries and information on the soon-to-be-delivered Sapura 3000 pipelayer and the new vessel developed from it.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter February 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

IBIA Celebrates 23th Annual Dinner

Association appoints new board members and sets priorities for the future   The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed three new members

OSV Delivered to MC2 in Dubai

Marine Core & Charter LLC (MC2) headquartered in Dubai has taken delivery of the new build PETRA-1, the first of two, 45-meter Fast Offshore Support Vessels in

Baltic Index Pauses at Record Low

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, ended flat on Thursday after declining for 12 straight sessions

Contracts

Sea IT, Veritas Tankers Ink Long-term Software Deal

Sea IT has entered a long term ICT agreement with Veritas Tankers. The agreement comprises installation of BlueCORE Generation 4, an ICT platform specifically developed for the marine industry,

Interior Facelift for Queen Mary 2

Cunard’s luxurious flagship, the iconic 2,620 passenger ocean liner Queen Mary 2, will undergo an interior refit at the hands of McCue Marine during a 25-day multimillion-pound

Chemical Shipping Freight Rates to Remain Under Pressure

On the back of low bunker prices and more new buildings to be delivered in 2016, chemical shipping freight rates for both contracts of affreightment and spot cargoes

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.0913 sec (11 req/sec)