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Chris-Marine

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MIT to Design Ship for Oldendorff

HHI Power System Maximizes Ship Ef? ciency

Oldendorff Carriers signed a research agreement with the Massachusetts

Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center yundai Heavy Industries for Bits and Atoms (CBA) to make its (HHI) and Korea Shipbuild- vessels more green and economical. ing & Offshore Engineer-

Oldendorff, together with CBA and

Hing (KSOE) announced that its campus collaborators including

DNV-GL awarded an Approval in Prin-

MIT’s Sea Grant Program, will in- ciple (AIP) for HHI’s multi-grid design vestigate disruptive improvements of the power system for 15,000-TEU in ship design and propulsion to container ships. The key feature of this achieve the IMO 2030/50 require- latest design is the technology of break- ments. The initial emphasis will be ing down the VLCS power system into directed at improving hydrodynamic two separate types of power loads: ‘es- ef? ciency, which builds on work CBA has been doing with the aerospace sential loads’ required to operate the ship and automotive industries. This looks and ‘service loads’ needed to keep the in- beyond traditional naval architecture termodal reefers at proper temperatures,

C-Job Naval Architects to a deeper integration of form and among others. Thanks to this simpli? ed function. Anticipated research areas power supply process that involves no 6.6kV or higher-voltage power systems allowing low-voltage power distribu- include morphing structures, hydro- energy transformation, equipment costs onboard. As a result, installation of up to tion to replace the existing high-voltage dynamic cloaking, moving bound- go down while cargo carrying capacities eight large-capacity transformers to con- power distribution. No voltage conver- ary layers, and alternative energy go up. For conventional container ships, vert high voltages into low voltages has sion means no large transformers weigh- sources. Since 2013, Oldendorff has onboard electrical equipment is typically become inevitable. ing up to 64 tons in aggregate that would invested $3 billion in 90 new eco ves- powered at a low voltage level - 440V It is against this backdrop that HHI otherwise be loaded onto the ship, while sels, and today more than 95% of the or less. As container ships have become Group comes out with its latest tech- also allowing for an extra loader capac-

Oldendorff ? eet, and most of its char- larger, however, the total amount of elec- nology for multi-grid power systems ity of 60 FEU thanks to better space uti- tered vessels, are eco type vessels.

tricity required has grown, calling for to lower the capacity of each system, lization.

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