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SPECIAL REPORT: ADVANCES IN NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE ENGINEERING

While the future size and shape of the US navy is in discussion in Washington DC, the navies of China, (PLAN) and the countries of the Middle East are beginning to reflect their

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economic and therefore naval strength

it to serve deepwater and SURF markets as well as shallow water EPCI projects. The design features an NOV (National Oilwell Varco) revolving main crane with 5,000mt lifting capacity. But what makes this vessel truly unique is the combination of a 600mt Remacut S-lay system via a center firing line below main deck and a 2,000mt IHC EB J-lay system via a moon pool. ’We are very pleased that Petrofac selected us for designing their first offshore construction vessel,’ says Edwin van Leeuwen, managing director at Ulstein Sea of Solutions.14

Scandinavian Collaboration with Japanese Shipbuilders for Bulk and Liquefied Gas Carriers Danish designers, Odense Maritime Technology A/S (OMT) have put together a deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). By combining the two companies’ track records

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in shipbuilding business, MHI and OMT have targeted development of diverse ship types in a quest to expand their licensing business. Under the collaborative arrangement, MHI will primarily take charge of developing propulsion performance aspects, including hull form design, model testing, and development of energy-saving devices and propellers. OMT will be responsible largely for the conceptual and basic designs based on MHI’s hull form designs. In addition to container ships, plans call for collaborative development of bulk carriers and small and medium size liquefied gas carriers. OMT already enjoys a solid reputation within the Chinese market for its bulk carrier designs. Using recently designed hulls, energy-saving devices and propellers developed by MHI, the two partners want to create designs offering improved performance.15

Special Report – Advances in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Qinetiq  

Defence Industry – Special Report on Advances in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Special Report – Advances in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Qinetiq  

Defence Industry – Special Report on Advances in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering