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NAME student team takes 2nd place in ship design competition

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering students to be honored at the 2019 SNAME Maritime Convection for their design of an Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel.| Medium Read
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IMAGE:  Stein Housner, Professor Matthew Collette, Luke Brownlow, Jamie Demers, Ian Ferguson

Team Blueship of Luke Brownlow, Jamie Demers, Ian Ferguson, Stein Housener, and Faculty Advisor, Prof. Matthew Collette have taken 2nd place in SNAME’s James A. Lisnyk Student Ship Design Competition for their design of an Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel.

The Lisnyk Student Ship Design Competition challenges groups of young people to design theoretical but practical cutting-edge vessels. Open to the world’s colleges and universities supporting maritime careers, the program
has fostered teamwork and learning through competition.

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IMAGE:  Blueship1 Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Team member Stein Housner, explains, “Blueship1 is an offshore wind turbine installation vessel that transports and installs fully-assembled wind turbines on to preexisting wind turbine foundations. The vessel utilizes an inverted bow, called an X-Bow, that improves seakeeping in the waters off the northeast United States coast. It is LNG powered and has a unique cantilever and sled system used to effectively move the wind turbines off the deck of the ship.”

The team will be presented their award and cash prize at an awards ceremony at the SNAME Maritime Convention on Friday, November 1st.

Team Blueship; SNAME Lysnyk Winners
Blueship1 Wind Turbine Installation Vessel
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The outside of the Ford Robotics building

U-Michigan, Ford open world-class robotics complex

The facility will accelerate the future of advanced and more equitable robotics and mobility | Medium Read