Co-development of marine eco-technology solutions – opening new growth to start-ups and SMEs
Many claims are made about the eco-efficiency of various technologies in transportation. But how can suppliers credibly demonstrate the real fuel and cost savings of their products, especially as so many factors such as weather conditions impact the results? With the help of the DIMECC REBUS program, NAPA has developed its capabilities in verifying the commercial credibility...
Future Shore Control Centre
A future vision of the land-based control centres that will remotely monitor and control the unmanned ships of the future was developed. A film shows a vision of the future in which a small crew of 7 to 14 people monitor and control the operation of a fleet of vessels across the world using interactive smart screens, voice recognition systems, holograms and surveillance drones.
High-strength steels enable novel lightweight marine structures
In FIMECC BSA program steel and shipbuilding experts joined their forces to develop novel lightweight marine structures. The utilisation of high-strength steels combined with advanced production technologies results in the weight reduction up to 20 percent bringing numerous advantages and rising competitiveness of Finnish shipbuilding industry.
Improving ship design with multi-domain energy flow simulation
Optimal design and operation of ship machinery have a significant impact on the total cost of ownership and emissions over life-cycle. Deltamarin, VTT and ABB developed together a tool for modelling the ship energy flows as a part of the EFFIMA programme. The purpose of the multi-domain simulation tool is to represent all relevant ship processes at a system level. The energy...
Future Ship Bridge Concepts
Futuristic bridge concepts based on user experience for three different vessels, tug, cargo and platform support vessel, were developed. The results were illustrated as scenario stories, concept pictures, and 3D-animated concept videos. New concepts have created a buzz in the maritime industry’s news services and social media, uplifted Rolls-Royce’s brand image as an...
Tool for Obtaining Real Understanding on Vessel Performance
Understanding how the vessel performs in real operation is a cornerstone for optimizing the fuel efficiency and technical maintenance of the vessel. Traditional engineering methods can predict the vessel performance but they are developed and thus are only reliable for ideal conditions. Today, the knowledge of how the vessel really performs in actual...
Compact energy efficient hydraulic drives for marine applications – tackling the environmental and performance requirements
Energy efficiency and compact design define some of the key requirements for modern day mobile and industrial applications. Digital hydraulics and pump controlled hydraulics introduce attractive alternatives for traditional low efficiency hydraulic systems and can be constructed with compact design. By taking into consideration the environmental factors of marine...
New tool set to support hydraulic system design and analyses
Hatch cover systems are usually tailored to some extended. This means that performance requirements for control system vary in projects. Combination of mechanical models and hydraulic system simulation tools improves system design accuracy compared to traditional methods while it also brings previously unavailable information of system behaviour visual in design phase.
A Novel Approach to General Arrangement Design Using a Virtual Reality
The new virtual reality design tool raises the communication between shipyard and customer to the next level. By the new design tool we can now combine our customer’s visions with our ship concepts and agile engineering tools to show how a new building will really look, before production has started.
Future Accommodation system
STX Cabins has found promising new markets worth tens of millions of euros annually. The new market areas are in hotels, flats, trains and refurbishment of passenger vessels.