On the 2nd US Offshore Wind conference was presented the great potential of US-offshore wind projects and for the required supply chain. Lessons learned from Europe implemented in pragmatic planning and investment gives the US – offshore wind industry all resources in competition to traditional energy power resources.

When seeing the expected power requirements from the coastal main cities and industrial complexes it will be even more significant to invest in the renewable energy market. Main important step is now to find the best suitable east coast location for storage of imported wind turbine components, for local content fabrication like towers and monopiles and for investment in John´s Act transport vessel. At the conference our new Wind Turbine Transport Vessel Concept (WTTV) – BLUE AZURIT, the most effective transport vessel for next generation wind turbines, has been launched.

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Neptun Ship Design joined the "Association for Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering" (VSM) as a member. For a successful design of the maritime location in Germany, the VSM has the task of consolidating the maritime industry as an industry, promoting exchange, pooling interests, defining common goals and achieving them together.

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Rostock-based engineering company Neptun Ship Design GmbH is appointing Lars Oetting as new Technical Director.

In his new position, Lars Oetting will succeed Ulrich Schulz, the long-time Technical Director at Neptun Ship Design. Ulrich Schulz, who has been involved in Neptun Ship Design for more than ten years and has contributed significantly to the success of many new ship developments, has retired and left the company on 30th of April 2017.

Lars Oetting has been working closely with Ulrich Schulz for the last four years and will continue to work together with national and international shipping companies as well as the classification societies, authorities and suppliers. After various stations in maritime industry he is a well-established naval architect and has best prerequisites to fill the gap left by Ulrich Schulz for newbuilding development.

Besides consultancy Neptun Ship Design offers design/development and planning of ship and offshore projects since 1992.

With this generation change Neptun Ship Design will continue to serve its customers as a reliable partner and enhances the "Neptun" brand as design for modern ships.

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Did you know Neptun Ship Design joined the U.S. Offshore Wind 2017 Conference and Expo (May 8-9, New York)? This would be a perfect opportunity for you to get broader insights into the U.S. offshore wind market as well as securing market and share partnerships in this fast-growing sector. Check out the 2-day program here: bit.ly/2nstTtE - We are looking forward to an interesting exchange of opinions of worldwide offshore wind market. Neptun Ship Design will participate actively on day 2 the conference in New York.

OFFSHORE WIND 2020 vessel capabilities designed by Neptun will be able to assist the expected growth of offshore wind power industry in US and North America. Our attendance at this truly ground-breaking event will take us alongside of key wind developers, EPC’s and suppliers from across the globe. Neptun Ship Design is convinced of the new offshore concepts and prepared to provide investors, turbine manufacturers and vessel owners with designs enabling transport, installation and maintenance of Larger Turbines, Further Offshore in Deeper Waters. Furthermore on the U.S. Offshore Wind 2017 Neptun Ship Design will present another new concept for the offshore wind market of the future as a world premiere. This ship concept was developed jointly with our partners from the OFFSHORE WIND 2020 agreement.

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Dutch shipping company Spliethoff has placed an order of six multipurpose vessels at the Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., shipyard in China. The new r-type was created in close cooperation between Spliethoff and Neptun Ship Design. After the Initial Design stage, Neptun Ship Design is responsible for the basic and classification design as well.

The series of new vessels will be named Raamgracht, Realengracht, Reguliersgracht, Rijpgracht, Ringgracht and Rozengracht. The first vessel is scheduled to be delivered in beginning of 2019. The new R-Class vessels are designed in accordance with the Polar Code and suited to trading in remote areas such as the Arctic. The units have an overall length of 165 m and a deadweight of approximately 18,000 t. With a hold length of over 100 metres and three heavy lift cranes which are combinable, the vessels are suitable to operate in the specialised breakbulk market with heavy and outsized cargoes.

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At the moment the U.N. Ro-Ro ferry „UN Akdeniz“ is being lengthened by 30m according to our design. Neptun Ship Design is proud to be a partner for U.N. Ro-Ro Isletmeleri A.S. for such a spectacular project.

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Read detailed information about our new development projects under the page "PROJECTS - Passenger vessel"

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press release, 11/30/2016 NEPTUN MOVER - Battery powered ferry

NEPTUN MOVER - High efficient innovation combined with design, functionality and safety benefits the environmental friendly E-mobility on the water. Neptun Ship Design presents his new concept for 100% battery powered ferry for the river Warnow in Rostock Warnemünde.

The technical concept combines the E-ferry functionality by use of renewable energy with the wharf pontoon functionality and the landscape infrastructure. All requirements are specified for a safe electric loading technology and intelligent customer transfer logistics. Less operations and maintenance cost benefits the operator and general public.

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press release, 10/12/2016 Tour on the water way

Neptun Ship Design presenting the new concept of an electric battery – powered passenger ferry concept for public transportation, named NEPTUN HOPPER.

Several cities around the world separated by rivers or bays are continually frustrated as heavy traffic suddenly causing stress to motorists in traffic jams.

The concept takes the advantage for the commuter to use such ferry for saving time, stress and costs.

Tourists are more flexible to explore the city and surrounded areas alongside the waterways, incl. natural parks or technical monuments like locks or channels.

Park & ride facilities, new bike runways, new pedestrian access as well entertained dock areas give additional benefits for the general public. Areas around the docks will have the chances for business growth and touristic development.

The object of integration ferry and dock is to optimise safe passenger all weather access and efficient automation of the electrical short stop loading equipment for the batteries.

The dock is equipped with a system to buffer the incoming NEPTUN HOPPER kinetic energy and assist him to go out without use of the battery powered propulsion units.

Such system in addition to the photovoltaic plant on the roof supports the overall topic for high efficiency of the energy management system.

The innovative design but mainly zero emission for climate protection and use of renewable power sources are the main Unique Selling Point (USP) of the concept NEPTUN HOPPER.

The logistic is that fares would not be collected en-route. Modern media as prepaid cards, QR code, App or benefit cards from contracted local stakeholder or shops may be used.

The NEPTUN HOPPER fleet will be technically and logistically supervised by “looking from sky“ software, providing always online and local information to general public about actual route of the different NEPTUN HOPPERs and their next planned voyage. The traffic demands from the customers will be the learning curve for the NEPTUN HOPPER fleet software. No time table will be required, because locally on the ships and docks or online the customers can book their passages in advance, daily, weekly or long term with related benefits. Technical and commercial values from the NEPTUN HOPPERs and the docks will be online transferred. Such makes it possible to run each NEPTUN HOPPER with only one mariner.

In combination and by intelligent integration in the future trend transport concepts the NEPTUN HOPPER supports pragmatic urban management for such cities.

 

Please look our video animation and  contact us for further details.

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press release, 07/26/2016 Offshore Wind 2020 Announcement

Innovative concepts for the vessels needed in the future for offshore wind turbine installation, logistic and O&M requires pragmatic technical specification and know how synergy effects used from involved vessel equipment maker. Detailed engineering and design coordination is the best basis for reliability of the vessels concept description.

As previously informed NSD has worked and is working very close together with main equipment manufactures during development of the projects BLUE AMBER and BLUE ACHAT.
Next also the innovative Wind Turbine Transport Vessel will be developed in close cooperation.

We have the pleasure to inform you about the Offshore Wind 2020 - Collaboration Agreement official signature on 21.07.2016 with the following partners:

Neptun Ship Design GmbH  //  Siemens AG  //  National Oilwell Varco  //  Bosch Rexroth B.V.  //  Enerpac Integrated Solutions B.V.  //  Trident Marine Systems  //  Kongsberg Maritime GmbH  //  Schottel GmbH  //  Hawart GmbH.

The cooperation is in line with the requirement for the whole supply chain to take full effort for lowering the LCoE.
The partners with their references are well known in the wind and Jackup market.
Interested clients are welcome to contact us or our partners for further details.

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