Shipyard Worker's Tugboat Economy Research Wins Prize

Press Release
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

UK's A&P project engineer, Sally Watson, wins Ian Telfer Prize for her paper 'Reducing fuel usage & CO2 emissions from tug boat fleets: sea trials & theoretical modeling.

The Ian Telfer Prize is awarded annually for the best paper published on the subject of the environment, by a member under the age of 30.

As a consequence of Sally’s research, the engine control system on the harbour tug that was tested has been modified to permit it to operate fully within the region of best fuel economy during free-running. The results from the bollard-pull predictions provide insight for the design and operation of harbour tugs in the future.

Operating costs are currently at the forefront of vessel operator’s minds due to an increase in fuel costs and the need to use more expensive low sulphur fuel when close to shore or in harbour. The marine industry is also under a lot of scrutiny with regards to environmental impact at the moment along with the other transport industries. Therefore, any measures that can be taken to reduce fuel consumption, and ultimately money, along with reducing a vessel’s environmental impact are of advantage to the vessel operator.

Sally commented, “Having started the project during my third year at Newcastle University to see it expanded and ultimately published in a leading maritime industry publication is very exciting. The opportunity to design and run my own experiments on an existing ship was also a very important opportunity, giving me the chance to experience a ship operating in real life and real situations. To have won a prize in recognition of our work is extremely rewarding and will stand me in good stead as I progress along my career path”.
 

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

Technology

Lamprell to Implement Software for Automated Manufacturing

U.A.E based offshore jackup rig builder Lamprell Energy Ltd., will implement SSI's EnterprisePlatform software solution to allow its engineering team to automate manufacturing processes.

DNV GL Names Remi Eriksen Group CEO

Remi Eriksen has been appointed as the DNV GL Group’s new president and CEO, succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who will retire August 1. The DNV GL board of directors

LNG Vessel with Wartsila Integrated Solutions Delivered to Evergas

The first in a series of 27,500 cbm 'Dragon' class vessels ordered by Evergas, a world renowned owner and operator of seaborne petrochemical and liquid gas transport vessels,

Workboats

Bids Placed for Novy Port Icebreaker Contract

Seven companies submit bids for contract for Yamal Novy Port terminal icebreaker   The tendering process for the Yamal Novy Port terminal icebreaker design and build contract has kicked off,

Dredge Yard, Neptune Shipyards Introduce New Dredger

Dredge Yard announced it has partnered with Netherlands-based Neptune Shipyards to develop the new cutter suction dredger, EURO DREDGER 450. Iulia Berchiu, Dredge Yard’s Marketing Manager,

New Launches, Demonstrations Set for Seawork

Europe’s commercial marine and workboat exhibition held in a working port, Seawork International, has released its plans for demonstrations, launches and conferences.

Environmental

6,000 Gallons of Diesel Spilt in Alaskan Gulf

Unified Command responding to cleanup aboard vessel in Seldovia, Alaska   A Unified Command consisting of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of the Interior,

US Orders Owner to Clean Up Ruptured Pipeline

Federal order ensures continued action on Santa Barbara County oil spill   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint federal

Five Years on from Macondo

An interview with NOIA’s Randall Luthi provides unique perspective on where the offshore energy business has been, where it is now, and where it could be headed next.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
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: 0.1186 sec (8 req/sec)