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Ship Design and Evaluation for a GHG Constrained Future

29 February 2012

The future is uncertain, but it is not unreasonable to imagine that it may herald higher energy prices and greater regulation of shipping’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. With the adoption of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) into MARPOL Annex VI there is already some movement towards such a future. It is suggested in this paper that understanding the many components of the “shipping system” can ensure the most robust analysis of economic viability and competitiveness of ship designs both relative to an existing fleet of ships and under possible future regulatory and cost environments. This paper describes the development of some of the methods in the RCUK project “Low Carbon Shipping - A Systems Approach” that can be used to explore ‘what if’ questions around the future of ship design - taking the perspective that a key challenge for design will be around increased energy efficiency and lower GHG emissions.

Ship Design and Evaluation for a GHG Constrained Future.

Calleya, J., Pawling, R., Smith, T.W.P., Greig, A. (2012)

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