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OUT NOW: Offshore Wind Vessels 2024 supplement

OUT NOW: Offshore Wind Vessels 2024 supplement

It’s estimated the global offshore wind market could exceed US$100bn by the end of this decade, with a global capacity 330GW per annum. By common consent offshore renewables are an essential component in society’s transition towards sustainable energy. Although in its early years offshore wind depended heavily on vessels more typically deployed for oil and […]

William Froude: the father of hydrodynamics

William Froude: the father of hydrodynamics

RINA Historian Mark Barton looks at the life and career of one of the Institution’s, and naval architecture’s, most influential figures William Froude (1810-1879) was the first person to formulate reliable laws for the resistance that water offers to ships (such as the hull speed equation) and thus enable ship designers to predict their stability […]

RINA appoints new Operations Director

RINA appoints new Operations Director

Neil Hancock has been appointed as the Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ (RINA) new Operations Director. In his new role Neil will be responsible for overseeing the operations of RINA’s Publications, Events, and Technical departments, ensuring alignment with the Institution’s strategic goals, and driving operational excellence across the organisation. It’s been a whirlwind rise to […]

RINA evaluating dual-function float-free survival craft initiative

RINA evaluating dual-function float-free survival craft initiative

In the ongoing evolution of maritime safety protocols, a forthcoming project scheduled for 2024 seeks to redefine the standards governing survival and rescue craft on cargo ships. The primary objective of this initiative is the conceptualisation and realisation of a dual-function float-free survival craft or module, engineered to furnish a secure environment for up to […]

Got a story for The Naval Architect? Tell us about it!

Got a story for The Naval Architect? Tell us about it!

For more than half a century, RINA’s principal publication, The Naval Architect, has been covering the latest advances in ship design, construction and technologies, providing independent technical information and insight on commercial shipping’s ongoing evolution. Focusing on large (100m plus) merchant ships, we feature a range of angles and opinions including expert comments from industry […]

RINA conference provides intense debate on CII rating system and maritime decarbonisation

RINA conference provides intense debate on CII rating system and maritime decarbonisation

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) concluded its technical conference on Managing CII and Associated Challenges this week on 17th January. The conference painted a revealing picture of the maritime industry at a pivotal moment as it delved into the adoption of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) rating system.    […]

RINA conference explores maritime carbon intensity solutions and sustainable practices

RINA conference explores maritime carbon intensity solutions and sustainable practices

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ (RINA) Technical Conference on Managing CII and Associated Challenges began today at the International Maritime Organization’s Headquarters in London.   The conference, the first of its kind organised by RINA,  provided a comprehensive exploration of Carbon Intensity Indicators (CII) and the profound impact the rating system will have on the […]

2023 In Reflection from the CEO

2023 In Reflection from the CEO

2023 In Reflection from the CEO Dear Members, As we approach the end of another eventful year, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the remarkable achievements and milestones within the maritime industry and our esteemed institution, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. The year 2023 has been a momentous one for […]

RINA Membership Renewal

RINA Membership Renewal

If you hold, Associate, Associate Member, Member of RINA (MRINA) or Fellow of RINA (FRINA) membership, you should have now received your subscription renewal notice for 2024. Your membership subscription fee is due by the 1st January 2024. If you pay for your membership via direct debit, this will be taken on automatically on the […]

RINA Annual Members Survey

RINA Annual Members Survey

A big thank you to all of the RINA members who completed our Annual Member survey in November. Each year, RINA surveys our members on how satisfied they are with their RINA membership, the RINA services and events they have engaged with, alongside asking for suggestions for how we can improve the member experience. Over […]

RINA reunited with rare items

RINA reunited with rare items

Although the RINA is very much committed to serving the needs of today’s maritime industry, and our members in particular, we remain deeply proud of our long history. So it’s always nice to receive a blast from the past. Recently we’ve been ‘reunited’ with two artefacts dating back to the 19th century. Earlier this year […]

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