Based on the operational profile and requirements of the vessel, the design and engineering phase begins at the onset of the newbuild project. The ship hull form undergoes a feasibility study to determine its resistance in water. Following a model tank testing session, the hull efficiency is confirmed so the vessel’s basic design can get underway.

The detailed engineering of the vessel is then defined and every aspects of the ship is meticulously optimized reviewing elements such as functional efficiency, propulsion, weight and fuel consumption. In parallel, the final design of the main systems and the choice of all equipment are made in accordance to the operational requirements defined in the technical specifications.

Finally, 3D designs are then produced, which the shipyard uses to prepare the production plan. All drawings supporting the detailed design of the ship will be approved by Class – Lloyds Register in the case of M/V Nukumi.