New Zealand Navy Ship First to Get Rolls-Royce’s ‘Environship’ Design

A ship design unit of British engine maker Rolls-Royce has secured a contract with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries to apply its award-winning Environship in the design of a new ship for the new Zealand navy. Rolls-Royce says the contract marks the first reference for the wave-piercing hull for in the naval sector. Rolls-Royce will also equip the new … [Read more...]

Nor Lines Newbuild Completes Longest Ever LNG-Powered Voyage

A new ship for Norwegian shipping firm Nor Lines has become the world’s first vessel to sail from Asia and Europe solely on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The ship, name Kvitbjørn, completed the journey late last month from Tsuji Heavy Industries shipyard in Jiangsu, China to Norway, via Singapore, and subsequently LNG bunkerings in Cochin, India and Cartagena, Spain. This … [Read more...]

Concept to Reality: First ‘Environship’ Successfully Delivered

Rolls-Royce said Friday that the first vessel based on the companies award-winning, highly efficient “Environship” design has been delivered to its Norwegian owner by the Vard Aukra shipyard (former STX OSV). Rolls-Royce's revolutionary new design of cargo ship (technically known as NVC 401 LNG design), is expected reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40 percent, thanks … [Read more...]

Green Means Lean: Eco-Ships That Deliver

As a new wave of “eco-ships” enters the market, skepticism abounds about whether or not they deliver the benefits that they claim. There is concern that manufacturers and shipyards might be using environmental terminology to exaggerate the benefits of these ships, and that investing in retrofits may be a better use of money than in buying newbuilds. Some … [Read more...]

Rolls-Royce Teams up with Lauro Shipping to Design LNG-Powered Ro-Pax Ferry

Rolls-Royce and Italian ferry operator, Lauro Shipping, have teamed up to design an innovative new gas-powered class of ferry based on the award-winning Environship concept. This important agreement marks the first time that a customer will utilise the Environship concept for a passenger vessel. This follows previous orders for cargo ships which all benefit from a range of … [Read more...]