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Warship Technology: October 2016

Initial tests of the prototype Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vehicle, an unmanned unit intended to conduct operations with only minimal operator control, have been highly successful.

Warship Technology: October 2016

Japan’s acquisition of two classes of helicopter-carrying ‘flattops’ has aroused much comment – and the ire of neighbouring China – but for the time that is all that they are – helicopter carriers, not fixed-wing platforms.

Warship Technology: October 2016

Concerns have been expressed about the effects that delays to the Type 26 frigate programme might have.

Marine Power & Propulsion: October 2016

Pseudo-direct drive (PDD) technology developed by Sheffield-based Magnomatics claims to offer substantial reductions in machine size and weight compared with permanent-magnet and wound-field electrical machines at the megawatt (MW) level, where a combination of low speed and high torque is required.

Marine Power & Propulsion: October 2016

With prudent management and experienced eyes, the technical means are now available to transform maintenance strategies for the better.

Marine Power & Propulsion: October 2016

Recent vessel deliveries have raised the commercial profile of a new generation of low-speed propulsion engines with the capability to run on gas or liquefied gas.

The Naval Architect: October 2016

“It’s a new way of doing things, but it’s clear to me that it’s going to become the standard way of designing ships over the next few years,” says Robert J. Spencer, Knud E. Hansen.

The Naval Architect: October 2016

LNG is a cleaner source of energy than oil and, as emissions regulations become tougher, a number of owners have decided to use the fuel. The Korean Register outlines the development of an LNG-powered bulk carrier that has been designed to use high manganese steel in its construction.

The Naval Architect: October 2016

In what is still a very challenging market for many businesses, what is the outlook for naval architects and the businesses employing them? Faststream looks back on another indifferent year in naval architecture recruitment and what to expect for the remainder of 2016 and beyond.

The Naval Architect: September 2016

For some months now The Naval Architect has reported on the difficulties surrounding the EEDI regulations for ro-ro and ro-pax vessels. The strength of feeling around the issue is illustrated by owner Jonathan Blackman

The Naval Architect: September 2016

Chris Dyson, a partner and marine engineer at Brookes Bell LLP, discusses deck crane design and crane failures with The Naval Architect.

The Naval Architect: September 2016

If low fuel prices may have given owners and operators something of a reprieve on costs, the importance of energy efficiency continues to grow and a new website has been designed to help them as they continue to operate in a demanding economic environment, writes Sandra Speares.

Offshore Marine Technology: 3rd Quarter 2016

AMC and ESNA are hoping to take advantage of surface effect ship design to result in reduced wave-induced motions at faster speeds in rougher conditions.

Offshore Marine Technology: 3rd Quarter 2016

Increased demand for cost-efficient liftboats in Asia and the Middle East is benefiting designers, shipyards and OEMs alike.

Offshore Marine Technology: 3rd Quarter 2016

The major shipbuilder has unveiled a flexible vessel concept, which could prove capable of undertaking the decommissioning of more than 50% of existing North Sea fixed platforms.

 
 

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