ZEUS and NOAH Projects of NMRI

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ZEUS(Zero Emission Ultimate Ship) project and NOAH (No More Artistic Hull) project of NMRI (National Maritime Research Institute) are very challenging projects from the view point of utilized technologies. This paper will introduce some innovative ideas developed by these two projects. The objective of ZEUS project is to obtain the maximum energy efficiency by introducing a new idea such as a reaction pod system It can be said that the project aims the final goal of ultimate ship hull form in the future. On the contrary, NOAH project is aiming to achieve the ideal ship space and arrangement from the purpose of transportation without excessive power increment. The shape of hull is almost a box like a NOAH’s Ark. In order to improve EEDI for this type of vessels, several new ideas will be introduced. Here, 'boundary layer suction' and 'Gate Rudder' will be introduced.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Event3rd International Symposium on Marine Propulsor Launceston (Australia), 2013 May - Launceston, Australia
Duration: 1 May 2013 → …


Conference3rd International Symposium on Marine Propulsor Launceston (Australia), 2013 May
Period1/05/13 → …


  • reaction pod
  • boundary layer suction
  • gate rudder
  • ZEUS (Zero Emission Ultimate Ship)
  • NOAH (No More Artistic Hull)
  • maximum energy efficiency


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