New Company's Bulker Design Saves Fuel

Press Release
Monday, February 04, 2013

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. will head the new company, and Mr. Matti Huhtala and Mr. Pekka Jauhiainen will move to BlueTech, as Engineering Manager and Project Manager respectively.

Foreship BlueTech Ltd. has developed an efficient CSR bulk carrier series, called the Sea Dragon. The series is based on state-of-art hydrodynamics – including optimization with RANS-CFD - and the latest engine technology, which, according to the compamy, gives daily fuel consumption 30% below average current designs.

Datasheets of the designs are available for download at the BlueTech webpage. The series currently includes SD25, SD35, SD41, SD42, SD56 and SD64. For example, SD41 meets the EEDI Phase 3 (from January 2025 onwards) requirements with her daily consumption of 18.5 t at 14 knots service speed.

Foreship is a well-known ship design and engineering company providing a broad range of services to the shipping industry. They have approximately 45 employees working on all areas of ship design, including Naval Architects, Marine Engineers, Structural Engineers, Interior Architects, Electrical Engineers and Interior and HVAC designers. Foreship offices are located in Helsinki and Turku, Finland.
 

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

US Navy: Future USS John Finn (DDG 113) Launched

The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) was launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard March 28.  During launch the drydock was flooded allowing the

WISTA AGM to Address Emerging Shipping Challenges

WISTA USA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) is putting the final touches on a high-profile speaker line-up that will headline its upcoming

WOW at USMMA

The United States Merchant Marine Academy Hosts 7th Annual Women on the Water Conference. Last week, The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in conjunction with the U.

Bulk Carrier Trends

Sea Star Continues Puerto Rico Investments

Sea Star Line, LLC has entered an agreement to on-hire another barge to add to its current service package for shipments from Jacksonville to Puerto Rico.   The

Rand Logistics Announces Debt Refinancing

Rand Logistics, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $170.0 million revolving loan facility which refinanced approximately $102.0 million of the company's

Baltic Sea Freight Index Edges Higher

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, edged higher on Monday as rates rose for vessels across all segments.

Mergers & Acquisitions

CSIC, CSSC Dismiss Shipbuilder Merger Rumors

China's state-backed shipbuilding giants said they have not received any merger-related information from authorities, after an executive swap between the firms sparked a market rally in their shares.

Swire Pacific Offshore Acquires 2 Newbuildings

Shipowner and operator, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO) celebrated the naming of two new vessels, Pacific Centurion, an Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel,

Golden Ocean and Knightsbridge Complete Merger

The merger between Knightsbridge Shipping Limited and Golden Ocean Group Limited was approved today at special meetings of both companies' shareholders.      The new company,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage 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: 0.1460 sec (7 req/sec)