LNG-Powered Shipping May Jump 10-Fold

The number of ships powered by liquefied natural gas may jump 10-fold within five years as anti-pollution rules force owners to switch to the cleaner- burning fuel, the industry’s biggest engine maker said.

HHI to Name the World’s Largest

HHI today held a naming ceremony for the Usan FPSO, the world”s largest floating production storage and offloading facility. The Usan FPSO can refine 160,000 barrels of oil and 5 million cubic metres of gas daily. It has storage for 2 million barrels of oil.

Volvo Powers Concept “M-Factor”

The Mercurius Shipping Group, located in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands, has recently launched a new concept for an inland waterway vessel, called the “M-factor”. The vessel is powered by Volvo Penta marine diesel engines both for propulsion and bowthruster.

Rolls-Royce and Bestway Strengthen Ship Design Collaboration

“This collaboration will bring innovative developments in ship design. Rolls-Royce has significant experience in designing and developing marine solutions that meet and exceed expectations in the face of increasingly stringent global environmental standards. We look forward to applying this experience to support the Chinese marine industry in addressing climate change.”

RINA Relies on MSC.Software to Reduce Noise and Vibration Levels of Vessels

MSC.Software Corporation, a leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that RINA, a leading Italian certification company for the shipbuilding industry, has selected MD Nastran, MSC.Software’s flagship solution for multidisciplinary analysis, to help customers reduce noise and vibration levels of vessels earlier in the development cycle.