Nha Trang University's Ship Institute:

Outstanding in new material application research

Sunday, 13/09/2020, 08:48 [GMT+7]

Outstanding in new material application research

Nha Trang University’s Institute for Ship Research & Development (UNINSHIP) has conducted many practical projects, especially on composite fishing vessels, contributing to the development, diversification and application of new materials into reality.
 
Breakthrough from composite application
 
The Institute for Ship Research & Development, formerly named the Center for Shipbuilding & Equipment, was established in 1986. The institute is in charge of scientific research, training and testing the production of ships and equipment to serve fisheries in particular and marine economy in general.
 

 

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Working at the shipward of the Institute for Ship Research & Development.
 
 
PhD. Nguyen Van Dat, Director of the Institute for Ship Research & Development says a national research project on designing and manufacturing composite materials in shipbuilding was successfully carried out by UNISHIP and Polymer Research Center, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology in 1990, resulting in the first composite boat made in Vietnam (VN90) making debut in June 1990. The success of the project has contributed to the institute’s orientation in scientific and technological activities, mainly research and application of new materials into ship building and fishery logistics.
 
During 30 years of development, the institute has gained much achievement in economics, science and technology. The institute has designed and built hundreds of ships and canoes, particularly composite fishing vessels; covered wooden boats with composite material, supplied different kinds of composite tanks in various sizes and shapes for containing water and fuel, and aquaculture, etc. Such products are used in many places nationwide.
 
Especially, the institute has built 40 composite boats for farmers from the provinces of Nghe An to Binh Thuan in the 5 recent years. It has also designed and built 9 floating restaurants (100 – 120 people). Besides, the institute has also conducted material testing for all shipyards in the Central region, participated in providing marine engineering for bachelor's and post-graduate degrees, and composite boats technology transfer.
 
Overcoming challenges for development
 
With such achievements, since 2015, the Institute for Ship Research & Development has received 2 certificates by the Ministry of Education & Training, certificates of merit by Khanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee and Ninh Thuan Provincial People’s Committee; and won excellent labor recognition by the Ministry of Education & Training for 2 successive years.
 
During the hard time when manufacturing impacted by COVID-19, the institute has boosted professional development together with product consumption estimation when the economy resumes to assure the maintenance cost and job creation.
 
In the coming time, the institute will continue restructuring the organization and creating conditions for predictive talents to participate more in the management. In addition, the institute will focus on researching and improving technology, improving product quality and applying practical research projects into reality to contribute to provincial economic development. The projects include developing models of composite fishing vessels; researching modern aquaculture tanks, researching and manufacturing products for marine tourism industry (high-speed crafts, tourist ships as substitutes for wooden ones in Nha Trang,  luxury small composite yachts); and designing wastewater treatment systems meeting required standards.
 
H. Ngan
Translated by N.T