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Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL Joint Development Project Produces Bulk Carrier Design

Logistic News - Published on Thu, 04 Jul 2019

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The technology group Wärtsilä, Japanese ship builder Oshima Shipbuilding, and the classification society DNV GL have delivered the first results of their joint industry development project. At the recent Nor-Shipping exhibition held in Norway, the project partners announced a next-generation 62,000 death weight tonne Ultramax Bulk Carrier design that is optimised according to actual operating profiles, and that will meet coming emissions legislation. The design demonstrates that emission levels from conventional merchant vessels can be significantly reduced in line with International Maritime Organization targets.

The project goals included the achievement of low emission levels, both at sea and in port, the fulfilment of the IMO’s requirements to reduce CO2 emissions per ship´s capacity-mile by at least 40% by 2030, and zero emissions during waiting time. A further aim of the project has been to create a new standard that maximises the return on investment (ROI) for the owner. A key objective was to minimise greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the application of currently available technologies.

The new Ultramax Bulk Carrier design meets the IMO 2030 environmental targets.

Mr Stein Thorsager, Director, Merchant and Gas Carrier, Wärtsilä Marine, said that “Our smart marine initiative emphasises collaboration between the various stakeholders, and this project is a prime example of how effective such collaboration can be. The design is based on actual operating profile data from Ultramax bulk carriers and it incorporates an LNG-fuelled Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel main engine connected to a power take out shaft generator and controllable pitch propeller and the result out-performs all existing designs in terms of efficiency and sustainability.”

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Thu, 04 Jul 2019
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