Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that DNVGL issued an Approval In Principle (AIP) to MOL and Samsung Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd. (SHI) for Bow Wind-Shield designed for Ultra-Large Container Carrier on 30th October 2019.
This newly developed Bow Wind-Shield reduces the wind resistance on the hull body while the ship is running, and it is expected CO2 reduction up to about 2–4% owing to optimal design for Ultra-Large Container Carrier.
This is based on the technology of both companies MOL and SHI.
MOL has developed and installed bow windshield on exiting middle-size containership in 2015 and confirmed CO2 reduction by about 2% in the real-running conditions in 2017.
SHI also has developed bow windshield for Ultra-large Container Carrier.
Introducing both companies’ technology, MOL and SHI have started a joint-development project for the optimal Bow Wind-Shield design for Ultra-Large Container Ship and achieved a significant level of effect and established a practical structure of Bow Wind-Shield whose technology has been certified as AIP from DNVGL this time.
MOL continually drives ahead with its “ISHIN NEXT – MOL SMART SHIP PROJECT -,” develops and introduces new technologies that will reduce vessels’ environmental impact and ensure safe operation, and offers safe, reliable transport services.