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China has deemed worthy of state support.
Courtesy Yard Intel
Sinopaci? c has successfully part- nered with Western ship designers.
it strictly business as usual: Class abidance. mous for its drillship designs, “It’ll prob- ? nd its way into many a clean-burning
Yard help “It’s impossible to deliver a new set of ably be a multi-year period,” according to retro? t or new-build in need of emis-
Alexandre Eykerman, Wartsila’s di- rules without also supplying the tools to RBC’s Robert Pinkard, before any large- rector of sales for ship power, is acutely sions of less than 0.1 percent sulfur. implement them,” a Class man in anoth- Despite these costly burdens for yards, scale order activity resumes. Right now, aware of the peculiarities of the many er room tells a mixed audience of ship drill ships are mostly under construction class and International Maritime Organi- ship owners and charterers, the maritime builders, lawyers and journalists. elsewhere in Asia and in Brazil. zation rules, especially U.S.-applicable supply chain — including Class — looks
New strictures for hull structures “re- Ship power heavyweight ABB is under- ready to supply the tools of compliance.
gardless of type and other rules” and for stood to be offering the tools of change in “We create sea areas with different Able shipyards can expect extra busi- the material requirements of metals used the form of gas-handling equipment and requirements,” he says in mock exas- ness. Many, a source con? des, don’t will be subject to “future proof” stress services, but “the yard will have to take peration. “In the U.S., you have to burn have the materials knowledge to produce models. Meanwhile, the real “tools” of the risk”, the cost of environmental en- (heavy fuel oil) to be compliant,” he the strong, lightweight (aluminum) hulls change — hybrid and dual-fuel engines, forcement. The power providers expects jests. While NOx and particulate emis- needed for, say, battery power. batteries, scrubbers, antifouling — will “more involvement at the yard from the sions were Tier II requirements of 2011,
To be sure, the yards’ abilities will need global supplier assistance. Jotun, charterer” and Class, although a process Tier III has tightened up SOx. be challenged by the mini order-boom for one, is understood to have struck a of training yard personnel and service “In ’95 it was dual-fuel. In 2015 it’s of LNG and compliance-related work. deal to help Chinese yards apply emis- contractors is understood to be under- Even among the very capable South Ko- multi-fuel technology, heavy fuel oil and sions-cutting antifouling. way. There’s a lot to learn, and most marine gas oil,” he says. Eventually it rean yards, just nine can carry out gas-
Sembcorp Marine, though re-branding yards aren’t equipped to install a 1,200 becomes known that Wartsila’s new No. related work, judging by data provided and moving to new facilities, has an- kilogram 1 MW battery for hybrid power 31 engine for offshore and oceangoing by Yard Intel. As the yards struggle to ticipated the new clean-shipping rules. It aboard a tug or coastal ferry, the hybrid vessels is multi-fuel and low mainte- survive amid the changeover to cleaner has found a Norwegian partner to mar- market for now. The ship designs aren’t nance, precluding the need for separate technology, it might serve the cause of ket modular LNG plant and has readied ready, and Class would need to move fast catalytic reduction — understood to be competition if they were not also com- scrubber installation facilities. Though fa- to clear extra hull supports. high-maintenance process — that could peting with Class and its partner yards. www.marinelink.com 51
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