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.
Rolls-Royce has signed two contracts with BAE Systems to supply low-noise propellers and mission bay handling technologies for the UK Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
MHI-MME, has achieved 50 units of deliveries on the retrofit propeller since 2013.
Heidenheim: In cooperation with R. Allan Ltd. (RAL) and Novatug B.V., Voith participated in the development of a new tug. The Carrousel RAVE Tug (CRT) is characterized by a towing winch on a ring. This ring can rotate freely around the tug’s deckhouse – a unit referred to as the “Carrousel Towing System”.
By 2016, 24 of the largest ships in Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet will get a new bulbous bow, and some will also be fitted with optimised propellers. This will enable the vessels to consume less fuel and produce fewer emissions.
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.