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HydroComp PropCad 2019 Released

New features greatly improve process workflow for propeller designers…HydroComp PropCad 2019 includes several new exciting additions to make PropCad more effective and easier to use – whether you’re extracting design data from full 3D CAD files or you’re inputting your own custom distribution data,

Chartwell Wins Design Deal For Hybrid Cat

The hull form of the new catamaran has been optimised by CFD testing. (Photo: Chartwell Marine)

Chartwell Marine won the deal to design and specify build for a U.S. hybrid vessel. The 65 ft. catamaran has been designed to meet EPA Tier 4 emission standards.Chartwell Marine has a long record developing high-performance catamarans and hull forms for the offshore wind sector, and low emission, hybrid architecture.

Ulstein Introduces the X-BOW for RoPax

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Ulstein has developed a range of X-BOW vessels for the RoPax market. The portfolio is based on Ulstein's ‘compact concept’ of shorter, wider and slower design solutions, leading to high capacity vessels and less expensive newbuilds.The X-BOW is one of Ulstein’s contributions to cleaner and more sustainable shipping operations.

Cammell Laird Reveals Ro-Pax Ferry Design

Sir David Attenborough polar ship moves in Cammell Laird (Photo: Cammel Laird)

British shipyard Cammell Laird will has announced at the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo ambitious plans to disrupt the new-build ferry market with a new specially designed Ro-Pax ferry.Liverpool City Region based Cammell Laird is releasing a sneak picture preview  of the commercial sensitive design

SNAME Honors ABS Technical Leaders

Senior Engineer Harry Ren (Photo: ABS)

ABS Director James Bond and Senior Engineer Harry Ren have been named Fellows of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).“ABS relies on being able to offer the very highest levels of industry expertise in order to continue to deliver outstanding services to clients and industry support.

BMT Unveils New Vessel Designs

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BMT has introduced two vessel designs aimed at Taiwanese offshore wind operations.In March, BMT's Specialized Ship Design division attended an official keel laying ceremony for its new 36-meter service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV). BMT has partnered with high-speed commercial vessel builder

Wight, Chartwell Debut Hybrid Patrol Vessel

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Wight Shipyard Co. (WSC) debuts a hybrid patrol vessel designed  to reduce both fuel costs and engine maintenance.“This ground-breaking project aims to set new standards in high speed, fuel economy and light weight vessels in the sector. Building greener vessels has been an integral focus for some time

Cadmatic Acquires Eagle Technology

Cadmatic and Macrovision have agreed a major technology co-operation deal. Cadmatic has purchased specially commissioned software technology and development incorporating customized modules of Macrovision Eagle Software Framework. The deal will support Cadmatic's ambitious business and growth strategy.

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Launches New Tug

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Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. of Salisbury, MD has announced that it successfully launched the tug Salisbury, the 1st of 4 sister ship tugs for Vane Brothers. The new tug is a Sub-Chapter, M-Compliant Push Tug, both designed and built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding & Naval Architects. Chesapeake

W&D to Build Two ASD Tugs for Moran Towing

Washburn & Doughty, of East Boothbay, Maine, has announced the execution of a new vessel construction contract with Moran Towing Corporation, of New Canaan, Connecticut, to build two 86’ x 36’ ASD-Type Ship Assist and Escort Z-Drive Tugs, with options to build up to ten vessels.In addition to the two firm tugs,

MTL: Allan Named Senior Naval Architect

Paul Allan (Photo: MTL)

FPSO and marine integrity management specialists, Marine Technical Limits (MTL) has welcomed a senior naval architect to its team.Paul Allan, who has more than 10-years’ experience in delivering naval architecture and marine warranty surveying (MWS) to the oil and gas industry, has been appointed to

Three New RoRos for Finnlines

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Knud E. Hansen  signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China, for developing the Basic Design of three large RoRo vessels, based on the Finnlines / Grimaldi / Knud E. Hansen design.The vessels are based on the same hull as the Grimaldi Green 5th Generation vessels and are thus sister

Naval Group Launches FREMM Alsace

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Naval Group has launched the seventh multi-mission FREMM frigate for the French Navy from a specialist facility in Lorient.Known as Alsace, the vessel is the first of the two air defence frigates under the FREMM programme  – Multi-Mission European Frigates – for the French Navy and the ninth multi-missions FREMM frigate.

GTT Receives Tank Design Order from HSHI

GTT has received an order from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) for the tank design of a Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier (LNGC) on behalf of the Japanese ship-owner Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK).GTT’s Mark III Flex membrane containment system has been selected to equip the LNGC, offering a capacity of 174,000 m3.

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