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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR BLUEWEEK AND FPSO JIP WEEK 2021

POWER THE FUTURE | REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Bringing sustainable energy into production, storage, power and motion The maritime industry will come together again in 2021, with the FPSO JIP Week and the BlueWeek set to be held between May 31-June 4. All activities will be live streamed to reach out to you wherever you are

CABLE 2 JIP WILL FURTHER DEVELOP SUBSEA INTER‐ARRAY CABLE TECHNOLOGY

Cable 1 JIP (2017-2019) was an RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) subsidised research project with the aim of studying the use of a semi-static electrical cable for the power take-off from a floating offshore wind turbine. During the project, a fully operational simulation model was developed for assessing the ultimate life and fatigue life of a

Establishing wind loads using CFD

With the increasing size of offshore structures, wind loads are becoming more and more important when designing vessels for operational conditions. For some locations, the wind may be the predominant load factor. There are several ways to determine the wind loads of typical vessels. A dramatic growth in computing power has meant that Computational Fluid

HET KLOKHUIS: THE FLOATING FUTURE

The Dutch tv program Het Klokhuis made an interesting broadcast about the 'floating future': a unique floating island concept that MARIN tested in their Offshore basin. Living and working in the middle of the sea, on a floating island, in the future, that might be quite common. But what if it storms, won't it

CTV motion behaviour investigated

SPOWTT project provides fresh insight into ship motions, improving the wellbeing of technicians. The recently completed ‘Improving the Safety and Productivity of Offshore Wind Technician Transit’ (SPOWTT) project focused on improving the health and safety of technicians by developing models for a decision-support tool, assisting the shore operator in the ‘go/no go’ decision. Both

Maximising speed through wind & waves

Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV) are essential for the maintenance of offshore wind turbines. Their high speed operation in waves can benefit from an innovative onboard wave radar, coupled with motion prediction. Figure 1 Wave observations with new radar in range 0-250m Predictions are done by combining measured wave profiles forward of the ship with wave

HAWA-III JIP: NEAR SHORE TERMINALS AND THEIR SENSITIVITY TO INFRAGRAVITY WAVES

MARIN, Deltares and Bureau Veritas Group are starting the HAWA-III JIP (Shallow Water Initiative) which focuses on near shore terminals and their sensitivity to infragravity waves. The inclusion of infragravity waves in the terminal design is challenging and practical tools and guidelines will be delivered to cope with this. In addition the effectiveness of

Gaining further insight into Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion

Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) is one of the methods available to help the shipping world reduce its reliance on (fossil) fuel and thereby enable a zero emission future. Of course this goes together with simply saving energy through measures such as having the main dimension and hull form optimised for actual operational conditions, efficient

POWER THE FUTURE DURING BLUEWEEK AND FPSO JIP WEEK 2021

POWER THE FUTURE Bringing sustainable energy into production, storage, power and motion The maritime industry will come together again in 2021, with the FPSO JIP Week and the BlueWeek set to be held between May 31-June 4. All activities will be live streamed to reach out to you wherever you are on our blue planet.