HHI Receives DNV GL Updated Approval for SkyBench Design

first_imgzoom Classification society DNV GL has presented South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) with an updated Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for its SkyBench design.The certificate confirms that the SkyBench design, aimed at increasing cargo capacity of large container ships, complies with the new DNV GL rules for the classification of ships. It is the result of a development project conducted by HHI in collaboration with DNV GL.HHI has also tested a working 1:2 scale mockup of the design at its yard in Ulsan, South Korea.DNV GL has granted two consecutive approvals of the Sky Bench as well as the statement of witness for the mock-up test. In June 2015, the classification society presented the shipbuilder with the first AiP for SkyBench concept.“The SkyBench shows how the industry’s increased focus on efficiency and maximising transport capacity has really sparked innovation in design and operation. Additionally, the potential of this design to offset reduced cargo capacity when choosing LNG as ship fuel means that HHI can offer a design tailored to meet stricter sulphur emission limits in the future,” Ian Edwards, DNV GL’s Head of Approval Centre Korea, said.The bridge and upper three decks of a “twin island” design container operate as a separate sliding block, mounted on rails and able to move over the length of two 40ft container bays. In combination with a resizing and relocation of fuel tanks and the utilization of the void spaces beneath the accommodation block in a traditional design, this allows the addition of two extra 20ft container bays.The SkyBench mechanism takes ten minutes to operate at port, using four electric drive train units to move the block backwards from its normal position. The two 40ft side casings on which the accommodation block rests provide structural strength and hold lifeboats, provision cranes and utility rooms. In an emergency, the sliding block is detachable and is designed to float independently of the vessel.last_img read more

Stars To Perform At Boston Strong An Evening Of Support And Celebration

first_imgTD Garden and Live Nation are proud to announce ‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’ to be held at the TD Garden on Thursday, May 30, 2013.Net ticket proceeds of this historic concert will benefit The One Fund Boston, set up by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15.‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’ will feature (in alphabetical order) Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Dane Cook, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, New Kids On The Block, James Taylor, and Steven Wright. Additional artists will be announced.“Live Nation and TD Garden have hosted thousands of concerts over the years, but none with such a sense of purpose as Boston Strong: A Concert of Support and Celebration,” said Don Law, president of Live Nation New England. “Boston is a city with strong roots, and homegrown artists reached out to us to see what could be done. We are proud to help solidify this huge concert line-up.”“Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honored to step up and do our part to help the victims and their families,” said Donnie Wahlberg, New Kids on the Block. “Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well.”“The One Fund event at the Garden this May 30th is destined to be a true Boston landmark. From the promoters to the sound & lights, to the performers and the Garden staff; everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there and to do what we can for the city we love. I am honored to be a part of it, and… I can’t wait,” said James Taylor.“The TD Garden, in partnership with Live Nation, is proud to host to this historic event and raise significant funding and awareness for The One Fund Boston,” said Amy Latimer, TD Garden President. “This is an important community gathering to celebrate the amazing spirit of this city, Boston Strong.”Tickets are priced from $35 to $285. Prices include all fees and service charges. Information on special sponsor tickets which will include commemorative items, reserved parking, and other items will be available on www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com/vip.Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 6 at 10:00 AM. Fans can purchase tickets at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000 or at TD Garden Box Office. In an effort to make sure all net proceeds from ticket sales go directly to The One Fund, all tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster’s paperless ticket delivery. Fans must have the credit card used to make the purchase and a valid, government-issued ID to gain entry. For more information on paperless ticketing, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/paperless.For more information on The One Fund Boston or to donate, visit www.onefundboston.org. For more information on ‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’, please visit www.TDGarden.com.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more