VIDEOS: Presenting the 2019 Maritime Designer Award Nominees

The vision, creativity and determination of individual designers is often decisive for breakthroughs in the area of maritime design technology. Every year, the Maritime Designer Award is presented to one such designer.

This year, Agnieta Habben Jansen has been nominated for her research “Vulnerability Reduction of Distributed Systems” alongside Niels de Vries for his research into “Ammonia as Renewable Fuel for the Maritime Industry”.

Assessing Vulnerability Early in the Design Phase

Habben Jansen developed a method for assessing, understanding and reducing the vulnerability of distribution systems on board naval vessels in the early design stage. In her method, Habben Jansen uses a probabilistic mathematical approach that describes the condition of the distributed systems and the probability that this condition changes after damage. The results of her method provide estimations of vulnerability very early in the design stage and allow the designer to identify the underlying driving factors. Using this, the designer can develop better and more survivable naval and commercial ships. Habben Jansen works as a PhD student at TU Delft.

Ammonia Is a Viable Marine Fuel

In his study, De Vries showed that ammonia is suitable as a renewable fuel for various ship propulsion systems if a number of safety measures are included in the design. These safety measures include ammonia detection as well as extra ventilation in the spaces containing fuel lines (see related news below). His study uses an ammonia carrier fueled by its own cargo. The Solide Oxide Fuel Cell has proven to be the best long term option to create energy from ammonia. Application can make an important contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions from global shipping. De Vries works as a Lead Naval Architect at C-Job Naval Architects.

Maritime Awards Gala

The winner will be announced at the Maritime Awards Gala on 4 November in Rijswijk, the Netherlands. The Maritime Awards Foundation has already released the official nominee videos. Watch them below.

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Using Ammonia as a Marine Fuel Requires Specific Safety Measures

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.