15. Dec 2017

Foreship predicts one third of shipping will opt for exhaust gas scrubbers

Shipowners weighing up their future marine fuel choices after the 2020 IMO 0.5% sulphur cap should also consider oil company expectations that up to 30% of commercial shipping will gravitate back to high sulphur fuel oil by 2030.

Foreship has significant experience in offering independent advice on adapting ships for new marine fuels and emissions abatement. Its reference list includes 34 exhaust gas scrubber retrofit projects to enable 13 cruise ships, 11 ro-pax ferries, nine ro-ros and one containership to burn HFO in ECAs. In this case, work includes conceptual design, technology and supplier evaluation, installation feasibility, the classification and basic design work needed for system integration, plus mechanical, piping, electrical systems and automation. Foreship also covers engineering and structural design for equipment foundations and new tanks, as well as safety plans and stability updates, supervising detail design and installation during systems integration.

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26. Jul 2017

Foreship Helsinki Office is to move to a new location

As of August 7th, 2017 Foreship Helsinki Office new address is:

Suolakivenkatu 1, 5th floor.
00810 HELSINKI, Finland

The new office is only 200m away from the current location.

09. Mar 2017

Norwegian Cruise Line consults Foreship on Ballast Water compliance

Foreship has secured a major design consultancy contract covering the first post-Ballast Water Convention treatment systems to be specified by Norwegian Cruise Line.  The contract calls for independent naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy services to ensure installations on five NCL ships are fully IMO-compliant.

After an initial project involving the surveying, installation feasibility study, design drawings and documentation for class approvals on Norwegian Dawn, Foreship was invited to provide the same service for the Norwegian cruise ships Pearl, Sky, Jade and Spirit.

Foreship’s full scope includes mechanical and electrical design work to DNV-GL requirements, taking in diagrams  for BWTS foundation support structures, piping routing , machinery arrangements , cabling diagrams and systems integration. Foreship is also contributing on-site  installation support, where required, with the bulk of work to take place while ships are in service.

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02. Mar 2017

Foreship appoints Head of New Technology for energy-saving agenda

Foreship has appointed well-known ship energy expert Jan-Erik Räsänen as its Head of New Technology with effect from March 1, 2017. The new role expands Foreship’s energy-saving consulting services at a time when the cruise industry is considering the best way of harnessing fast-emerging hybrid, battery and fuel cell technologies.

Based in Helsinki, Mr Räsänen will focus on helping owners implement energy-saving measures already developed by Foreship. He will also offer expertise on the application of digitalization, hybrid, battery and fuel cell technologies in shipping, for which he is widely known in the maritime sector, drawing on a career in energy efficiency and retrofits.

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