MOL earns AIP for design of bow wind-shield, ultra-large containership
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that, DNVGL issued an Approval In Principle (AIP) to MOL and Samsung Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd. for Bow Wind-Shield designed for Ultra-Large Container Carrier on 30th October, 2019, the company said in its release.
This newly developed Bow Wind-Shield reduces the wind resistance on hull body of while ship is running, and it is expected CO2 reduction up to about 2–4% owing to optimal design for Ultra-Large Container Carrier. This is based on the technology of both company MOL and SHI.
MOL has developed and installed bow wind shield on exiting middle-size containership in 2015(note1), and confirmed CO2 reduction by about 2% in real-running condition in 2017.
SHI also has developed bow wind shield for Ultra-large Container Carrier.
Introducing both companies' technology, MOL and SHI have started joint-development project for the optimal Bow Wind-Shield design for Ultra-Large Container Ship and achieved to significant level of effect and established practical structure of Bow Wind-Shield whose technology has been certified as AIP from DNV GL this time.
MOL continually drive ahead with its "ISHIN NEXT - MOL SMART SHIP PROJECT -," develops and introduces new technologies that will reduce vessels' environmental impact and ensure safe operation, and offers safe, reliable transport services.