A greener, more efficient rudder system, designed at the University of Strathclyde, will be demonstrated as part of a €6 million EU-funded research project.
A revolutionary new technology capable of substantially reducing the URN generated by ships’ propeller cavitation has been developed by Strathclyde University and Oscar Propulsion.
Bronze has been the preferred material for open water and low ice class ship propellers for decades. A few years ago, Aker Arctic began investigating the possibility of using it also in high ice class vessels.
During a recent dock survey of a Hyundai Heavy Industries-built crude oil tanker, ship surveyors discovered that after almost 14 years in service, a number of areas of corrosion had appeared on the propeller blades of the vessel.