29 April 2020
The Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering (ONAE) program at Memorial University in Newfoundland (Canada), is one of the top rated naval architectural engineering programs of its kind of North America. In the final semester of the program, students have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills by presenting the ship designs they have developed over their final year to fellow classmates, professors and industry professionals.
Since 2001, the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA) and BMT Canada Ltd. have come together to support the Design Project Challenge. This years' competition went ahead in late March, entirely digitally to maintain necessary social distancing. Despite the unique method of delivering submissions, the concepts, designs and reports came across just as professional and innovative as in previous years.
As a longtime sponsor and participating industry panel judge, BMT is delighted to provide an award and hearty congratulations to the winning team announced on April 10th. There were many innovative concepts presented again this year, but there can only be one winning team. The team listed below submitted the winning design for a concept vessel meant to solve real world problems.
Bravo Zulu to the winning team:
The team developed a comprehensive submission for an innovative Arctic Patrol Vessel (APV). The concept APV's mission is to patrol ice infested waters and conduct surveillance operations to ensure homeland sovereignty and security within the American Artic Exclusive Zone. Designed specifically for the United States Coast Guard, the concept vessel is capable of 22 knots and has a range of 9,100 nautical miles with a complement of 52.
Congratulations to the winning team as well as the entire graduating class. We're proud to be able to work so closely with the next generation of naval architects and can't wait to see what you come up with next. Fair winds and following seas…
About Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering (ONAE) at Memorial University
Memorial University’s ocean and naval architectural engineering undergraduate program is rated one of the top programs of its kind in North America.
It is the only one in the world with mandatory co-operative education. The program provides the comprehensive education needed in the design, operation and maintenance of ocean-going systems such as ships, floating structures, underwater vehicles and offshore platforms.
Design renderings created by the winning team at Memorial University and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without permission.
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organizations in over ninety countries. Read more about RINA
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