Container ships, cruise vessels and LNG carriers feature increasingly large windage and have to navigate into ports through waterways and locks, and finally berth safely at terminals which are sometimes exposed to severe wind. Recent incidents indicate that limiting wind conditions are reached earlier than in the past. New technologies will be deployed to increase our understanding of the 3-D wind field encountered which is instrumental to develop a practical
wind load prediction tool. The envisaged tool is for operational use on board and in the port as well mooring analysis and in nautical simulators.


This work will be conducted as a Joint Industry Project to ensure that we have sufficient experience, capabilities and facilities available. Results and costs will be shared. The partners to execute the work are MARIN, KRVE, WHIFFLE and TUEindhoven. The project participation is open for all stake holders


The full proposal and terms of participation are available on request. The JIP will run for three years. The kick-off meeting where scope and task assignment will be finalised is scheduled on May 22, 2019

If you are intested and want to receive the full proposal, send an e-mail to Henk van den Boom.

Henk van den BoomSenior Project Manager