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Meet the e5 Pure Electric Tanker
The global push to dramatically re- vessel launch anticipated in Q4 2020. e5 Main Particulars duce emissions from the world’s feet Simultaneously work is underway on an
Length: 60m of ships continues to drive innovation e5 coastal variant with a longer cruising
Width: 10.3m across the sector, including the introduc- range.
Propulsion machinery: 2 x 350 kW tion of a new Pure Electric Tanker con- The e5 Pure Electric Tanker focuses on
MEEt poBo: azimuth thruster, cept released from Japan. With ClassNK fve core elements:
FloAtiNg plAtFoRM 1 x 130 kW bow thruster in place to make technical advice on 1. Electrifcation: The ships core en-
Gross tonnage: 499 tons
FoR diSAStER REliEF the ship design and electric propulsion ergy source via lithiumion batteries.
Cargo tank capacity: App. 1,300 cu. m.
package, Asahi Tanker Co. Ltd. and its 2. Environment: Emission (CO2,
Vessel registration: Japan partner Exeno-Yamamizu Corporation NOx, Sox) controls together with mini-
GD European Land Systems
Concept designer: Groot Ship Design
Tokyo jointly developed the new domes- mizing noise and vibration.
develops foating platform for tic shipping tanker design which incor- 3. Economics: Utilizing IoT and Digi- civil protection and disaster porates “zero emission electric propul- tal tools to improve propulsion perfor- sion.” mance. relief.
Dubbed e5, the frst variant is envis- 4. Efciency: Simple hull construction aged as a bunker supply vessel serving combined with automated equipment.
General Dynamics European
Tokyo Bay. Unlike many other concept 5. Evolution: Fully embracing digita- designs, the e5 Pure Electric Tanker lization and technological advances to
Land Systems-Bridge Systems concept is on track to become a reality create the most advanced design con- won a contract to develop a in a relatively short time, with the frst cept.
multi-functional, modular foating platform known as
Pontoon Boat (PoBo). The project was awarded under the Innovation Program for the Support of Diversifcation
Strategies of Defense Compa- nies in Civil Security Tech- nologies, or DIVERS. DIV-
ERS is a program launched by
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWI), with VDI Tech- nologiezentrum GmbH as the
Image: Copyright Asahi Tanker Co. Ltd. & Exeno-Yamamizu Corp.
responsible project executing agency. “The PoBo is a modu- larly confgurable foating device,” said Sascha Wahl- ster, head of civil activities for GDELS-Bridge Systems.
The prototype piping “It can be used to assemble 3D Printed Pipe Fitting assembly will be in- heavy-duty transport, work- stalled on the aircraft
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuild- ing, diving and recovery carrier USS Harry S. ing Division Delivers First Transformational 3-D Metal
Truman (CVN 75). platforms or bridges.”
Part For Installation On Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier “By means of specially de-
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Newport
News Shipbuilding division achieved a milestone in the veloped propulsion systems integration of additive manufacturing into the design and and supported by drone based fabrication of components for nuclear-powered warships. underwater sensors, safe,
The company has delivered the frst 3-D-printed metal part semi-autonomous driving in to the U.S. Navy for installation on an aircraft carrier. The part—a piping assembly—will be installed on the aircraft fooded and unmapped areas carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and evaluated for will be made possible,” said a one-year period.
Photo by John Whalen/HII.