naval architecture

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Engineering News

Meriaura Group to Build Fleet of Foreship-Designed EcoCoasters

In January, Finnish shipowner Meriaura Group signed an order for two 4,700 ton deadweight Ice Class 1A VG EcoCoasterTM general cargo ships at Dutch yard

February 5, 2015
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Friday, December 26, 2014

Top 11 Maritime and Offshore Technologies of 2014

It’s been an interesting and tumultuous year in the maritime and offshore sector with both regulatory and commercial drivers contributing to really

December 26, 2014
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

LNG Powered Towboat Design Receives Approval in Principle

The push for liquified natural gas as a marine fuel across a multitude of vessel types continues with the "Approval in Principle" of an LNG-powered inland

December 2, 2014
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Engineering News

Danish Naval Architect Uncovers Important Clues to MOL Comfort’s Demise

Pretty much the entire world was caught by surprise when images of a huge crack in the fully laden containership MOL Comfort surfaced last summer. The ship

November 11, 2014
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Vigor, Jensen to Unveil New Factory Trawler

Jensen Maritime and Vigor are getting ready to unveil the design for a new 352-foot catcher processor/factory trawler. The design is the product of

November 10, 2014
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Friday, November 7, 2014
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Engineering News

High Fuel Costs and New Emissions Regs are Pushing the Boundaries of Naval Architecture

Paint inspired by the skin of a tuna fish and automated drone ships that don't need crews: such ideas could revolutionise the next generation of ocean vessels

November 7, 2014
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Friday, September 19, 2014
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Engineering News

MARIN Invests 2 Million Euro in Naval Architecture Super Computer

Modeling the dynamic movements of bridges, buildings or bicycles is a pretty straight-forward task for today’s engineers using readily available

September 19, 2014
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Engineering News

Dutch Naval Architects Come Up With a Cool Idea

Dutch naval architect Dr. Ir. Pieter van Oossanen and his team of naval architects and hydrodynamicists in Wageningen have come up with something that could

August 26, 2014
Total Views: 87

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Engineering News

Strategic Marine Unveils New Crew Transfer Vessel Design

Western Australia-based shipbuilder Strategic Marine unveiled their latest Generation 3 crew transfer vessel today, one they are marketing to

August 26, 2014
Total Views: 36

Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Maritime News

Japanese Ductile Steel Technology Incorporated Into New MOL Bulker

Japanese engineers have introduced new technology to the shipbuilding industry in the form of “highly ductile steel plate” on board a newly

August 14, 2014
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Monday, March 31, 2014
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Engineering News

King Harald Presents Heyerdahl Award to Rolls-Royce

During the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association Annual Conference today, His Majesty King Harald of Norway presented the 2014 Heyerdahl Award to Rolls-Royce

March 31, 2014
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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Engineering News

Downward-Angled Thrusters Show Major Efficiency Gains

In a recent conversation with Wim Knoester, Director of Propulsion at Wartsila Ship Power, he described a new thruster design that his company has been

March 25, 2014
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wärtsilä Unveils New Aframax Tanker Design

Wärtsilä Ship Design has unveiled a new Aframax tanker design said to be highly efficient to match current and upcoming emissions

March 18, 2014
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Monday, March 17, 2014

PHOTOS: Loading the World’s Largest Containership Propeller

The world's largest-diameter containership propeller was loaded onto a ship at the Port of Hamburg this weekend bound for a South Korean shipyard from it's

March 17, 2014
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Monday, February 17, 2014
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Engineering News

Dr. Stephen Payne – Designing a Liner, Not a Cruise Ship

On the occasion of the Queen Mary 2’s 10th anniversary of her delivery from STX Europe, CUNARD Line’s Chief Naval Architect Dr. Stephen Payne,

February 17, 2014
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Watch: Containership’s Structure Visually Flexing in Heavy Seas

As the MOL Comfort disaster clearly showed, there is a point at which the load on a ship’s structure exceeds the breaking strength. One might say the

November 1, 2013
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Monday, September 30, 2013
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Engineering News

Gibbs & Cox Seeks Growth Through Acquisition

Gibbs & Cox is looking to expand its naval architecture and marine engineering business through acquisition noted company CEO Rick Biben in a phone call

September 30, 2013
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Engineering News

ABS Releases Guidance on Accidental Load Analysis and Design for Offshore Structures

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has announced the release of the ABS Guidance Notes on Accidental Load Analysis and Design for Offshore Structures. ABS

July 31, 2013
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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Hansa Brandenburg Fire Highlights Vessel Design Flaws

By Michael Grey, This week’s containership fire was located once again in the Indian Ocean, with the Hansa Brandenburg abandoned by her crew, after the

July 24, 2013
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Friday, July 12, 2013
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Robert Allan Unveils Latest Self-Righting SAR Lifeboat Design

Vancouver-based naval architecture firm, Robert Allan Ltd., unveiled their latest design for a the Canadian Coast Guard, a next generation High Endurance

July 12, 2013
Total Views: 339