Haakon-Elizabeth Lindstad and Evert Bouman were present at the SNAME Maritime Convention 2016, held in Seattle from November 1-5. The convention, organized by the society of naval architects and marine engineers (SNAME), was an excellent opportunity to create visibility for the work done in Smart Maritime outside of Norway.
Elizabeth presented the paper Revitalization of short sea shipping through slender, simplified and standardized designs. Assessing several cases, she concluded that significant fuel and cost savings can be achieved, and that these savings might be of a similar magnitude as the traditional Economies of Scale benefits, which are achievable by doubling the vessel size.
Evert presented the paper Life-cycle approaches for bottom-up assessment of environmental impacts of shipping. He outlined the philosophy and motivation behind the life-cycle model developed within the SFI. In addition, he presented a test-case assessing environmental impacts of an Aframax tanker and the benefits of reducing block coefficient and/or operational speed.
SNAME Maritime Convention 2016
(The papers will be uploaded for partners - others can obtain them through SNAME)