New Joint Industry Project Design For Sea
Ships are generally designed with a sea margin of 15% but this may either result in an installed engine with too much or too little power. Too much power will result in a high EEDI but this power may not be necessary in the normal operation of the ship.

The Design For Sea (DeFoS) JIP aims to provide an accurate determination of the sea margin at an early design stage so the appropriate engine capacity can be selected. Additionally, the operational profile of a number of ships will be determined to validate the sea margin. The determination of the weather-dependent factor in the EEDI calculation will also be investigated. The project starts in 2012 and has a duration of one year.

For more information and the full proposal please contact Maarten Flikkema.


January 27, 2012
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