No Split Engine Room – NOSPER

Principle

  • One no split body containing
  • One common engine room.
  • The engine room/accommodation body are connected by hinges/links to the split hopper part
  • Deck-house mounted directly above the engine room.
  • Hopper and forebody are split as for normal split hopper ­vessels.

Pros

  • One common engine room.
  • Engine room can be manned during split for service and maintenance work.
  • Direct inner access to engine room from deckhouse as for normal ships.
  • Much less number of flexible cables and hoses between split and no-split parts.
  • Construction can be shared between the advanced engine room/accommo­dation part at one yard and the hopper parts at another yard.