Crest of the Royal National Institution of Naval Architects - Click to return to the homepage


Air Products_March 2021


International Registries April 2021

Cyber Security 2021


Cadmatic April 2021

Sea Spark April to July 2021

IJME 486

Paper Title: Lightship weight estimation of wind farm support vessels at the initial design stage



O V Bondarenko, Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, Ukraine


The issue of the determination of lightship weight estimates of wind farm support vessels (WFSV) is considered. The algorithm of determination of components of the lightship weight is suggested. The hull weight of the ships suggested to be calculated through the surface area of the principal structural elements using the parametrical model. The formula for calculation of weight and volume of the superstructures was obtained by making the 3D model of the superstructures of the most widespread projects of WFSV. Using the statistical data processing the dependences were obtained for the determination of engine, gearbox and waterjet weights, which are used in WFSV. The results of the comparative analysis of the lightship weight of WFSV are given.



Transactions RINA, Vol 160, Part A3, International Journal Maritime Engineering, Jul-Sep 2018 

DOI Number

DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2018.a3.486

Search and Order IJME papers

All International Journal of Maritime Engineering (IJME) papers are listed in the RINA Publications Database. You can search the database by author name and paper title. Publications may be ordered and paid for online. Other publications are also listed, some of which may be downloaded free of charge. Follow the link to Search Publications & Order.

RINA membership


Lloyds Academy March 120x120

Teinbridge Propeller


NRG Sonihull April 2021

Metstrade April 2021

Cyber Security Button 2021