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Maersk to pilot a battery system to improve power production
Looks like Maersk is trialing a 2 TEU (so forty foot container) battery pack for container ships to augment the house load generator for peaking and load leveling. Making it a container makes it easy to swap out too.
marine  engineering  battery  container  auxiliary  power  peak  load  leveling  ship  vessel  transportation 
10 days ago by asteroza
www.monotricat.net
the monotricat seems to be some sort of air ingesting monohull to try to do passive air lubrication
monotricat  passive  air  lubrication  drag  reduction  ship  boat  marine  engineering  design  italy  EU 
4 weeks ago by asteroza
.: Energy Observer :.
Interesting ship design, but the hydrogen production is rather energy intensive, limiting usability. Of note, they removed the VAWT's (and probably the traction kite sail) and have wingsails now, along with boosted solar PV cells.
hydrogen  yacht  boat  ship  marine  engineering  wing  sail  catamaran  sailing 
5 weeks ago by asteroza
The High Capacity Expanding Lifeboat HiCEL – Meeting the Modern SAR Challenge | Zenodo
Interesting hybrid design, with a hard shell maneuverable lifeboat, with inflatable platform style lifeboats platforms for large areas.
hybrid  inflatable  lifeboat  safety  vehicle  transportation  ship  floating  platform 
march 2019 by asteroza
Practical Application Limits of Fuel Cells and Batteries for Zero Emission Vessels
Uh, they only cover batteries or liquid/gaseous hydrogen PEM fuel cells in the comparison, so kinda incomplete. So no LNG fuel cells, no fuel cell/microturbine hybrids using the microturbine combustor as a topping cycle. Also, the basic conclusion is huge vessels could run a full trip, but on liquid hydrogen only, and short trip ferries should look at batteries instead.
sandia  fuelcell  cargo  ship  propulsion  research  marine  engineering  design  vessel  green  transportation 
june 2018 by asteroza
Shone.io
some sort of startup focusing on retrofitting container ships for more automated operations?
autonomous  automation  retrofit  ship  vessel  marine  engineering 
march 2018 by asteroza
Breaking the ice with loads of nuclear waste | The Independent Barents Observer
Interesting, a shallow draft pseudo-icebreaker hull to allow both arctic and river ops.
russia  nuclear  carrier  ship  river  icebreaker  vehicle  transportation  waste  Delicious 
april 2017 by asteroza
.: Energy Observer :.
Traction kite propulsion included, wonder if it's SkySails...
france  solar  hydrogen  ship  boat  yacht  vehicle  transportation  electric  traction  kite  sail  marine  engineering  propulsion  Delicious 
february 2017 by asteroza
AIRMADA
Light item (maps, SIM cards, medicine) delivery for ships near shore/port
maritime  boat  ship  yacht  parcel  item  delivery  service  UAV  drone  cargo  Delicious  dronebox  droneport 
may 2016 by asteroza
High Speed Boat | Offshore Power Boat
Boat, based on waterski planing concepts to reduce drag. But isn't this actually just a planing wave piercing SWATH pontoon boat in principle though?
sea  skimmer  water  skiing  seaski  planing  pontoon  SWATH  catamaran  hull  boat  ship  vessel  vehicle  transportation  wave  piercing  piercer  australia  Delicious 
december 2015 by asteroza
Transformis Inspire
Taking a cue from RV/camping trailer designs, this houseboat has a popout space underpinned by an expanding beam setup, so the pontoons sit wider after the interior space popouts deploy.
popout  living  space  variable  beam  houseboat  pontoon  boat  ship  vessel  recreation  vehicle  transportation  marine  Delicious 
december 2015 by asteroza
Wave Foil Developments
Basically wave glider parts mounted on the bow of a commercial ship. Sure, it probably works at reducing drag/increasing performance, but how would you deal with the draft increase? Retractable foil?
marine  architecture  ship  design  hydrodynamics  seakeeping  bow  foil  wave  glider  Delicious 
june 2015 by asteroza
Feadship launches Savannah, the world’s first hybrid superyacht - Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards
Interesting series hybrid electric propulsion. Single fixed skeg shaft propeller close coupled with a slipstreaming azimuthing tractor thruster propellor that counterrotates.
hybrid  yacht  superyacht  slipstream  azimuthing  thruster  ship  vessel  propulsion  vehicle  transportation  counterrotating  Delicious 
february 2015 by asteroza
The Microtransat Challenge
Interesting that IMO/COLREGS treats these autonomous sailing boats as either debris, or oceanographic monitoring buoys if equipped with oceanographic sensors. US Coast Guard basically doesn't care as long as they're under 8 feet in length, though there is confusion over whether they are using a 4m or 2.4m ruling.
USV  autonomous  unmanned  sailing  ship  vessel  boat  sensor  research  technology  buoy  SailBot  robotics  Delicious 
february 2015 by asteroza
Kra Canal (Thailand) excavation by nuclear-powered dredges
Considering the current existence of the russian nuclear power barge, a nuclear dredger isn't wholly insane. But, considering it would be operating in foul water due to kicked up sediment, conventional sea cooling probably isn't available, limiting power generation ability. Doubt you want to use an air cooled reactor on a ship either...
nuclear  dredge  dredger  ship  vessel  kra  canal  thailand  construction  marine  engineering  megaproject  Delicious 
october 2014 by asteroza
Venice Offshore Port: Container barge transhipment
Looks like the Port of Venice is proposing an offshore port and a modern variant of LASH barges, using a short range FLO-FLO shuttle ship to carry a pair of 384 TEU cargo barges.
europe  italy  venice  port  harbor  offshore  cargo  terminal  container  transshipment  barge  lighter  marine  architecture  shipping  transportation  ship  vessel  Delicious 
october 2014 by asteroza
Study of Molten Salt Reactor Use in Ships!
Basic feasibility of a 50MWe/136MWth MSR/CCGT powerplant for a 8000td surface combatant. Probably need to up the electric power now in the age of integrated electric propulsion plus DEW/railgun/AESA
MSR  MSRE  MSDR  molten  salt  thorium  nuclear  reactor  ship  power  generator  powerplant  propulsion  maritime  marine  engineering  suface  naval  combatant  navy  vessel  research  military.naval  military  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Concepts for a modular nuclear powered containership - ePrints Soton
These guys cover some concepts and suggest slotted tug/barge style setups.
nuclear  cargo  ship  vessel  design  marine  engineering  research  technology  tug  barge  module  Delicious 
may 2014 by asteroza
The Ghost Ship | Project Icarus Workshop Update #3/4 | Icarus Interstellar
Like a car engine that runs off it's own supercharger (which makes starting a bit of an issue...), this starship propulsion concept uses waste neutron pulses from the pulsed fusion reaction to neutron pump a nuclear pumped laser which fires for the next ICF fusion pulse.
ghost  ship  startship  project  icarus  space  propulsion  technology  research  pulsed  laser  intertial  confinement  deuterium  fusion  nuclear  pumped  BiS  Delicious 
may 2014 by asteroza
Sailogy.com is a boat Rental & Yacht Charters global web site with 120 sailing destination.
A sorta meta-charter/rental service for serviced yacht rental, rather than a p2p AirBnB style. A super boat rental aggregator portal?
boat  yacht  ship  rental  charter  service  Delicious 
march 2014 by asteroza
MUNIN | MUNIN – Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks
Unmanned cargo ship research. Operationally a difficult proposition. Rolls-Royce has some ship designs for a high TEU cargo ship, but basically they look like a Maersk E-class with the accommodation/nav block replaced by another row of containers.
MUNIN  unmanned  cargo  drone  ship  USV  commercial  shipping  research  technology  EU  europe  Fraunhofer  Delicious 
february 2014 by asteroza
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