SDARI Unveil Methanol-Capable Multipurpose Vessel Designs


Shanghai Shipbuilding Research and Design Institute (SDARI), part of the China State Shipbuilding Group, and German shipping company Toepfer Transport have unveiled new methanol-capable multipurpose vessel (MPP) designs.

2 multipurpose vessel designs 

As informed, the partners launched two multipurpose vessel designs, the OCTOPUS 12.6 and OCTOPUS 12, featuring new green technologies.

The MPP designs were developed over a period of eight months.The superstructure has been moved from the stern to the bow, to enhance navigation and manoeuvrability.

OCTOPUS 12 evolved 

Meanwhile, the OCTOPUS 12 has also evolved from its 2004 predecessor, the F-type. It features a more compact design, and improved fuel efficiency, with a reduction of about 56%, the company noted.

The ships adhere to the highest standards of energy efficiency and emissions, to meet Stage III of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).

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Source : Offshore energy