Eco-Ship 2020: A Futuristic Open Hatch Bulk Carrier Concept

Oshima Shipbuilding Company and DNV have unveiled an open hatch bulk carrier concept design – Eco-Ship 2020. The energy efficient eco-friendly concept ship aims to lower fuel costs and improve the overall shipping operation, considerably.

The OHBC ship features a number of cost effective and environment-friendly options. Some of the salient features of the concept ship are:

  • Wide Twin Skeg Hull
  • Oshima’s Seaworthy bow
  • Air Lubrication system
  • Lean burn four stroke medium speed gas engines
  • Flexible propulsion and power generation system with shaft generator and motor
  • Waste-heat recovery system
  • 5% fuel saving at normal cruising speed
  • Four large capacity electric jib cranes
  • Hatch covers made of composite material that weighs about 50% less than traditional steel covers

The concept vessel will be fully compliant with future IMO, ECA and Tier III emission requirements and will emit less than 50% CO2 than typical existing OHBCs. The LNG propulsion makes the ship a highly efficient OHBC.

Have a look at the video of the concept ship below:

The youtube video is on the link below

 

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