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A New Approach to an Energy-Efficient and Environment Friendly OSV

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Arun DevORCiD


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Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) are expected to increase in demand with the growth in oil and gas exploration and production activitie. The limitations from the existing aging fleet in terms of size and facilities to support such deep-water exploration have therefore led to a shift towards more specialised OSVs. Introducing new ships to replace the existing will now face more challenges as compared to the past. With new requirements addressing safety issues and environmental protection, it has pressured ship owners to turn to cleaner energy alternatives such as natural gas. Singapore being a leading Shipbuilding country should seize this opportunity to develop its own Economically-Green OSVs. This would further ensure our placing in the shipbuilding industry and to ensure that we are constantly improving to meet with the growing market demand. This paper will be addressing on the cost-saving aspect of an environmental-friendly OSV as an option to develop with a series of new generation OSVs. A wide spectrum ranging from alternative fuel options, propulsion configuration to design considerations will be emphasised. This would open up more options for local shipyards to adapt to the rapid demand shift and not let unnecessary limitations restrain them from being attractive to their clients.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Dev AK

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: OSV Singapore Summit 2014

Year of Conference: 2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900