China Patent for Rolls-Royce Bow Design
Rolls-Royce informs it has been granted a patent in China for the Environship wave piercing bow technology for merchant vessels. The Environship concept, which can be adapted for different ship types, incorporates a range of Rolls-Royce technologies to deliver efficiency savings for ship owners. The design features a bow with a vertical stem for a smooth entry into the water. When a wave is encountered, the hull shape pierces through the water rather than rides over the top, while the bulb contours the shape of waves along the ship's side to reduce wave resistance.