More than 30 years ago, the development of the so-called Kappel propeller started. The originator of this propeller, Jens Julius Kappel, has devoted a large part of his life to the project.
The climate of the Arctic regions is changeable which thereby also applies to the interest in the Arctic Regions. Due to the size of the country, Greenland is a very important factor, and consequently, presence in the Arctic regions is important.
This evening will present an introduction to, and an attempt to, provide some clarity of, a rather unclear and complex subject – the new the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) 2014/90/EU - the ‘wheel mark’ standard.
In December, the two new ferries for Gedser -Rostock, "Berlin" and "Copenhagen", presumably have been in service for a while. Rasmus Nielsen from Scanlines will tell us about the ferries' design, building and modification.
This year DFDS, northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, celebrates its 150th anniversary. Instead of looking back through history, we would like to give an insight into the future tonnage strategy of the ship owner. The DFDS Newbuilding and Major Conversions department will present ongoing projects, how to implement best practice in the projects, and touch upon geographical and regulatory challenges.
Due to lack of speakers from the equipment industry this event will be rescheduled to spring 2017. We hope to see you there!
Safety standards for marine equipment installed on board ships are set internationally. European legislation has been established to ensure these requirements are applied uniformly on board ships flying the flag of any European Union (EU) country. This autumn, the EC Directive 2014/90/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on Marine Equipment, enters into force. This is the first major revision to the original Council Directive 96/98/EC, also known in layman’s terms as the ‘ship wheelmark standard’.
Different organizational changes at DTU Maritime have taken place and the consequences of these changes will be presented. Different interesting research projects will also be presented and discussed including a look into the future of possible research activities.
Different types of fuels (LNG, LPG, Methanol, Ethanol, different types of bio fuels etc.) have been introduced in recent years – and more will come. The physical characteristics of these fuel types, pro et con for using them, will be presented at this meeting by relevant experts from universities and the industry.
Attention to fire on RoRo and RoPax vessels is generally growing, and emphasis is put onto developing both new rules and regulations as well as new methods to extinguish and reduce the fire risks onboard such vessels. Several fires have occurred in recent years, and development is required.
The arctic area has been considered as a very remote area for many years, but more and more focus is given to this area, partly because unknown resources (oil and minerals) attract different stakeholders, but also because the global warming reduces the amount of ice in the arctic area.
In 2013/14 the Danish Minister for Business and Growth decided to provide a grant for maritime development initiatives supporting Green Growth in the Blue Denmark. Some of the projects, supported by this initiative is now finalised, and will be presented at this meeting.