Tecnology

ZShips concept for wave energy propulsion systems

Alongside with already-in-use renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, wave energy technology is being investigated by ZShips in order to develop zero emission ships. ZShips is a Canadian company readying…

Rolls-Royce new MTU gas engines

From 2019, Rolls-Royce Power Systems and the City of Constance public utility are to begin testing the marine propulsion technology of the future on Lake Constance. This takes the form of MTU gas…

The European project Spyglass, a Galileo-based system to localise all ships

The European project Spyglass (Galileo-based Passive Radar System for Maritime Surveillance) is coming close to the validation of a prototype of ‘Passive bistatic radar’ (PBR) technology based on Galileo transmissions. Once finalised, the…

New controllable pitch propellers by Bruntons

Bruntons Propellers launched a new range of controllable pitch propellers (CPP) designed for installations up to 2,000hp. Controllable pitch is already in use, especially for commercial vessels: Bruntons’ new CPP offering is all…

The digital craftsman

Today, nautical science is using extremely sophisticated technologies and innovative materials to create true design masterpieces in which every detail is carefully designed and produced. However, the handcrafted know-how preserved across generations still…

DTOcean, Optimal Design Tool for Ocean Energy Arrays launched

DTOcean, an open source software package for designing wave and tidal energy array, has been launched. A three-year European collaborative project funded by the European Commission, it counts 18 partners including utilities, project…

3D printing for the nautical industry: conference at Polo Marconi in La Spezia

Today in the afternoon, at the University in La Spezia, Polo Marconi, the La Spezia section of ATENA (The Italian Association of Naval Technique) is holding a workshop on the theme of “Additive…

Altair Partner Alliance to offer new software solutions for the maritime industry

The Altair Partner Alliance announced the addition of Dynamic Systems Analysis, Ltd.’s (DSA) ProteusDS and ShipMo3D to its software offering. ProteusDS is used to test virtual prototypes of systems that are exposed to…

The largest sail yacht ever built in Italy

  Perini Navi recently announced the technical launch of 70m Sybaris, a yacht that push to new boundaries the research and design in the sailing superyachts. With a fleet of 57 megasailers and…

Unmanned Warrior – Northrop Grumman’s AQS-24B to demonstrate mine hunting capability

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced a demonstration of unmanned mine hunting capability in the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise. Unmanned Warrior, the largest capability demonstration event of its kind, will take place at MoD…

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