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New CO2 Reducing Bow Wind-Shield Design For Container Vessels Gets Approval

Last updated on November 19th, 2019

New CO2 Reducing Bow Wind-Shield Design For Container Vessels Gets Approval

An Approval in Principle (AIP) has been issued by DNV GL to MOL and Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI) for the design of Bow Wind-Shield for the Ultra-Large Container Carrier on the 30th of October 2019.

The wind resistance on the hull body can be brought down by the new Bow Wind Shield when the ship is running and it is also expected that approximately 2-4% of CO2 will be reduced because of the optimal design for the Ultra-Large Container Carrier.

It is based on both MOL and SHI technology.

Also read: Types Of Bow Designs

Bow windshield has been developed and installed in the present middle size containership by MOL in 2015 and also confirmed that there had been a 2% reduction in CO2 in the real running conditions in 2017.

Bow windshield has also been developed by SHI for the Ultra-large Container Carrier.

MOL and SHI have jointly started a development project for the optimal Bow Wind-Shield design for Ultra-Large Container Ship. They have alsoand achieved a significant level of effect and established a practical structure of Bow Wind-Shield whose technology has been certified as AIP from DNVGL this time.

With its “ISHIN NEXT – MOL SMART SHIP PROJECT -,” MOL has been moving ahead, developing and introducing new technologies that will reduce the effect they have on the environment and make operations secure thereby providing safe and reliable transport services.

Reference: MOL

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