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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


New Book Targets Better Ship Design

Improving Ship Operational Design, second edition (Image: The Nautical Institute)

Bad ship design can make life onboard difficult and uncomfortable, cause accidents and even kill. Naval architects have a huge responsibility, but few of them have direct experience of how their designs affect those who use them. Improving Ship Operational Design, published by The Nautical Institute, hopes to make maritime operations safer and more effective by giving ship designers an insight into how those onboard work and live.


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


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.


Fisheries Research Vessel Ordered for Germany

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The German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for the construction of a new fisheries research vessel following a European tendering process


New LNG Tanker Forges Path for Arctic Shipping

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An ice-breaking tanker docked for the first time at Russia's Arctic port of Sabetta to test a new route that could open the ice-bound Arctic Ocean to ships carrying oil and liquefied gas.   The route is eagerly anticipated by energy firms that want to develop resources in the Arctic but


A Traditional Ship with a Contemporary Heart

Photo Courtesy of BAE Systems

Old photos show mid-nineteenth century sailing ships abandoned in the San Francisco Bay area by crews who caught gold fever. Some of these abandoned hulls lie under the modern day city of San Francisco. Over in Sausalito, just to the north of the famous Golden Gate Bridge


MAN Cryo to Supply FGSS for LNG Ferries in Norway

Illustration of the coming double-ended RoPax ferries (Image: Multi-Maritime)

MAN Cryo, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s marine-LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer, has signed a contract with the Vard Shipyard Group in Norway to deliver a fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) to two ferries for shipowner and ferry operator Torghatten Nord.  


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


Standardized Modules Facilitate Quick Vessel Conversion

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High costs in converting existing vessels can efficiently put an end to updating a fleet. But with standardized, predefined modules, a vessel can be mobilized for other types of work within a few days without intervening in the ship structure


New Web Tool Aids Cable and Pipe Routing

Photo: Roxtec

Should vital safety components such as cable and pipe transits be a design-based or a field-based decision? Cable and pipe seals provider Roxtec suggests that designers and engineers take control of this issue by proposing the free web-based tool, Roxtec Transit Designer.  


Davit Designs for Download

Solid Components -Davit drawings is a powerful tool for ship designers, allowing them to download davit CAD files to include in their vessel conceptualisation files on a ‘cut and paste’ basis. Photo Vestdavit

Vestdavit’s digital library of 2D and 3D davit drawings is providing a powerful tool for ship designers, allowing them to download davit CAD files to include in their vessel conceptualisation files on a ‘cut and paste’ basis.


World’s First Full Scale Numerical Modelling Workshop

Ship scale CFD simulation made with StarCCM+ code (Photo: Lloyds Register)

Lloyd’s Register (LR) hosted the world’s first workshop on full scale hydrodynamic computer simulations at their Global Technology Center in Southampton last month. Ship designers from around the world came together with the aim of building confidence in the accuracy of ship scale


Vessel Automation: Command & Control

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The marine industry is becoming increasingly competitive, with many looking to lower transportation costs while demanding the highest environmental and safety standards. Automating vessel operations and systems can significantly improve a vessel owner’s competitive edge in the market


Worldwide Ferry Safety Association 2017 Conference

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“2017 may be the global breakout year for ferries,” says Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, Chief Executive of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA).  She takes this viewpoint because of the tremendous expansion of ferries in India, Philippines, Thailand, new beginnings in West Africa


Partners Developing LNG-fueled Capesize Concept

From left to right: Chen Gang, Technical Manager from SDARI, Toshiaki Tanaka, Executive Officer, Deputy Director General, Dry Bulk Business Unit from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Steen Lund, Regional Manager South East Asia, India and Pacific from DNV GL – Maritime, Mike Utsler, Chief Operating Officer from Woodside Energy, Abdes Karimi, Freight Operations Manager from BHP Billiton, and David O’Brien, Freight Manager from Rio Tinto Marine, at the signing ceremony (Photo: DNV GL)

New regulations on limiting sulphur and nitrogen oxides emissions and a burgeoning global infrastructure are adding to the growing momentum for the more widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. “Green Corridor”, a new joint industry project (JIP) signed recently in Singapore


POSH Takes Delivery of Two Singapore-built Tugs

Azistern 3270 Posh Husky  (Photo: OSD)

Two Azistern 3270 tugs designed by Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) have been delivered to their new owner, PACC Offshore Services Holdings Limited (POSH Singapore), the Asia-based international offshore support vessel operator.   Posh Husky and Posh Hardy were built at Paxocean Shipyard in


NASSCO Delivers Final Tanker for SEA-Vista

Liberty (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

U.S. shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO has delivered the third and final ship for SEA-Vista LLC as part of the builder’s larger eight-ship ECO Class tanker program.    The LNG-conversion-ready Jones Act tanker Liberty was delivered on March 1


Celebrity Cruises Reveals Celebrity Edge

“The Retreat” is an ultra-exclusive private utopia reserved exclusively for Suite Class guests featuring a luxurious pool and sun chairs for ultimate relaxation. Photo: Celebrity Cruises

 Richard Fain, the chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, CEO of Celebrity Cruises—one of three brands in the Royal Caribbean family—announced a new category of ship that, among other transformational design moves






 
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