In a major development, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) announced that, DNVGL (headquarters: Germany) has issued an Approval In Principle (AIP) to MOL and Samsung Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd. (SHI; President and CEO: Joon Ou Nam; headquarters: Seoul, South Korea) for Bow Wind-Shield designed for Ultra-Large Container Carrier on 30th October, 2019, says a press release published on their website.
Reducing Wind Resistance
This newly developed Bow Wind-Shield reduces the wind resistance on hull body of while ship is running, and it is expected CO2 reduction up to about 2–4% owing to optimal design for Ultra-Large Container Carrier. This is based on the technology of both company MOL and SHI.
How was this made?
MOL has developed and installed bow wind shield on exiting middle-size containership in 2015, and confirmed CO2 reduction by about 2% in real-running condition in 2017.
SHI also has developed bow wind shield for Ultra-large Container Carrier.
Introducing both companies’ technology, MOL and SHI have started joint-development project for the optimal Bow Wind-Shield design for Ultra-Large Container Ship and achieved to significant level of effect and established practical structure of Bow Wind-Shield whose technology has been certified as AIP from DNVGL this time.
MOL continually drive ahead with its “ISHIN NEXT – MOL SMART SHIP PROJECT -,” develops and introduces new technologies that will reduce vessels’ environmental impact and ensure safe operation, and offers safe, reliable transport services.
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