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RINA HEADS TEAM WORKING ON LOW-CARBON VLCC CONCEPT

RINA HEADS TEAM WORKING ON LOW-CARBON VLCC CONCEPT

Thursday, July 8, 2021 

Italian classification society RINA is cooperating with various industry leaders on an innovative ship design for a very large crude carrier (VLCC), aiming to achieve an unprecedented efficiency and extremely low carbon profile-whilst maintaining cargo capacity.

RINA is working on the design concept together with Wärtsilä, a leader in smart propulsion technologies and complete lifecycle solutions, ABB, a provider of electrical power distribution and automation, MARIN, the Dutch hydrodynamic research institute, the Liberian Administration for the support on statutory matters and a major energy company. The vessel is being designed at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.

According to RINA, the watchwords that dictate the business agenda of shipping companies are decarbonisation, efficiency by design, and operational optimisation. There are many new technologies and concepts presently being developed, but the success of a specific design will depend on its economical sustainability, technical simplicity (that translates into reliability and operational/maintenance effectiveness), and availability of the selected fuels.

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