12 October 2023
Design for sustainability: a powerful catalyst for change.
In an era of environmental consciousness, we also believe that the role of design in shaping a sustainable future is crucial.
By prioritizing eco-friendly materials, integrating renewable energy solutions, and innovating design, we can contribute to maximize positive change and foster a greener future.
This is the scenario within which we have conceived and developed our brand-new full electric propulsion vessel for river cruises in the name of sustainability.
Designed for the Municipality of Turin, within its plan to relaunch the Po river navigation, this light alloy vessel features an overall length of 16.5 metres and a max width of 5.6 metres. It will accommodate 38 passengers (plus one with reduced mobility) and two crew members. At full load, it is intended to reach a maximum speed of 9 knots and a cruising speed of 8 knots.
The sophisticated design and chromatic features are clearly inspired by the legendary ingot shaped chocolates from Turin, the Giandujotto. A modern futuristic design enabling the vessel to pass under the four bridges along the established routes and allowing the passengers to admire all the beauties of the city.
This innovative vessel can be equipped with smart equipment, which collect data and information on the quality of the water and the river environment during the navigation, allowing passengers to live a truly immersive experience on the river, both tourist and scientific.
The Municipality of Turin has explained that the “river system”, consisting of the River Center, the moorings, the dock and the new boats, will represent a real Living Lab along the river: an ideal place for experimentation and innovation on issues related to climate change, ecological transition and water resources as a whole. A system that will be made available to research bodies, universities, associations and private entities to experiment with technologies and applications related to the sustainability of the river ecosystem.
Our special thanks goes to the whole equipe of Municipality of Torino who trusted our work and chose our company to design this feasibility project and be part of this remarkable call to tender.
24 – 26 October 2023
OMC MED ENERGY – Ravenna
Accelerating the energy transition through innovation?
Best energy discussions in the Mediterranean area with institutional meetings, networking opportunities and debates took place at the latest OMC Med Energy Conference & Exhibition 2023 in Ravenna.
It was a great opportunity for us to present our news regarding the energy transition. New technologies and innovations are the keys to accelerate the process, and we want to be at the forefront to make a significant contribution.
Ravenna with the OMC confirms its central role for the energy sector. It is the perfect place and occasion to discuss and exchange ideas and possible solutions with worldwide leading companies, authorities and associations.
Next appointment: April 2025. In the meantime, we continue our intensive work and researches, joining forces for a sustainable future.
Full steam ahead!
29 September 2023
AIP ORCA 65m by RINA
Today at Monaco Yacht Show we have presented our latest studies on green solutions.
Proud to have received the Approval in Principle certificate by Rina for our Project ORCA 65m with methanol dual fuel propulsion!
We are exited to work alongside key players such as Rina and contribute with our experience to the development of a more sustainable shipping in the years to come!
27 – 30 September 2023
Monaco Yacht Show
We are delighted to invite you to the Monaco Yacht Show 2023 from 27th to 30th September.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit us and discover our new projects and collaborations. You will find us at Quai Albert 1er – Booth no. AL17.
Should you need an e-pass to enter the Show, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to meeting you there!
29 May 2023
NAPA User Meeting is back from 29th May to 1st June in Helsinki!
A great occasion for ship designers, naval architects and stability experts using NAPA, a professional software that we also use, to learn about its latest developments, share experiences and organizational skills. A delegation of Meccano Engineering is invited to attend this important meeting on 31st May and to talk about NAPA and explain its specific features.
31 March 2023
UAM KEEL LAYING
The Keel laying of the 85m Offshore Multipurpose Unit (UAM), commissioned by the Italian Coast Guard, designed and built by a joint venture between Fincantieri and Cantieri Navali Vittoria (CNV), was celebrated on the 31st of March 2023 in Adria, where the vessel is currently under construction.
We would like to thank CNV for having us as an important partner for Management and Production Planning Consulting to improve the Shipyard efficiency and, on this particular project, for other engineering services. We have already worked for more than a year providing technical support to the procurement process, reviewing the basic design and developing the first part of the entire detailed and production engineering scope. Our involvement will last until the final delivery of the unit.
In the picture, a delegation of our technical engineering leaders, who have played, together with the rest of Meccano Engineering team, a great role to the success of this project!
28 Sept / 01 October 2022
MONACO YACHT SHOW 2022
As usual Meccano Engineering will be exhibiting at Monaco Yacht Show in September. Our company will partecipate to this event togheter with TRS ( Trieste Refitting System ).
06/09 September 2022
SMM HAMBURG 2022
Meccano Engineering exhibiting at SMM HAMBURG
M/Y Pellegrino 35m
The new concept Design by Meccano Engineering is ready to be unveiled.
Inspired by Nature, the exterior design of the M/Y Pellegrino is a stylistic representation of one of the most evoked animals in history: Peregrine Falcon.
This new design is a mix of both engineering and creativity, coexisting and developed under the expert supervision of our engineering team.
Large and luxurious living spaces for the 10 guests in this 35m long motor yacht, reaching more than 30 knots of top speed.
N/R Laura Bassi Refitting Project
N/R Laura Bassi (formerly Polar Queen and RRS Ernest Shackleton) is an icebreaking research vessel built in 1995 in Norway. In 2019 she has been acquired by the Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS) and is now starting an important refitting in Trieste.
The refitting foresees the replacement of many under keel sensors and transmitters supplied by Kongsberg, with the consequent substitution of some 30 tonnes of steel of the bottom blister. The scope will also include the installation of cable routing pipes from the bottom sensor’ casings to the control rooms and the layout update of the Laboratory room.
The refitting works will be carried out by Fincantieri, under the surveillance of RINa, and Meccano Engineering is proud to have been selected by OGS as a trusted partner for the supply of the engineering services for this refitting. Since December 2020 we have put in place a highly experienced multidisciplinary engineering team (Structure, Machinery, Electrical, Outfitting), supporting the project on multiple levels, working along side and coordinating all parties involved (OGS, Fincantieri, RINa, Kongsberg). As it is the case for all modifications on operating vessels, time was of the essence and we worked hard to successfully deliver high quality design within a challenging time frame.
The team will be supporting the project also during construction, up to ship delivery planned for the end of May 2021.
Thanks to OGS for the opportunity!