A composite cutting ceremony was held on 15 August 2023 at Saab’s site in Karlskrona in Sweden for the first of four masts for the Finnish Navy’s new Pohjanmaa-class vessels. The masts are manufactured in the same composite material used for the Swedish Navy’s Visby-class corvettes. In September 2019, Saab signed a contract to provide […]
By Michal Orych, managing director, FLOWTECH Int. AB, Martin Kjellberg, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden/SSPA, and Lars Larsson, Chalmers University of Technology Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is presently an accepted tool for predicting calm water resistance and power at model scale. The status of CFD for these applications is well covered by the International Workshops […]
The recently decided decarbonisation targets from the IMO will no doubt be leading shipowners to target renewable fuels more so now than ever. Not least because the agenda set out at MEPC80 obligates member states to a minimum commitment to ensure the uptake of alternative zero and near-zero GHG fuels by 2030. One company poised […]
After nearly a decade in development, the announcement in January that French shipowner Neoline Armateur has signed a contract with a Turkish shipyard, RMK Marine, for the construction of the world’s first large sail-powered commercial cargo ship has been heralded as a landmark moment in the renaissance of wind propulsion. But while much of the […]
Viking Line route between Finland and Sweden to become green corridor The Finnish shipbuilding industry focuses on passenger vessels and ice-breaking tonnage that are more complex to build than many other types of ships. In addition, the country has substantial competence in R&D of decarbonisation in shipping. Last autumn, Business Finland granted almost €1.6 million […]
The Naval Architect January 2022
The design and implementation of VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) services has the potential to revolutionise ship tracking communication in the decade ahead.