OPTIWISE HORIZON PROJECT LAUNCHED Optiwise HORIZON Project launches with the aim to holistically improve design and control of commercial ships with wind propulsion. MARIN, joined by the consortium outlined below, has successfully initiated the project Optiwise, an EU funded research and innovation project aiming to improve and demonstrate energy savings using wind propulsion and


FINAL PROGRAMME BLUEWEEK 2022 The programme of the upcoming BlueWeek2022 is now final, with technical sessions on Natural Propulsion (Monday), Zero Emission Shipping (Tuesday) and Mooring systems for Offshore renewable energy (Thursday). Workshops will be organised on board on Friday to discuss and debate about the Future North Sea as balanced powerhouse. The BlueWeek proposes


UKC Policy for the Port of Rotterdam On behalf of the Port of Rotterdam Authority MARIN conducted a study to substantiate guidelines for the minimum Under Keel Clearance (UKC) for ultra large container vessels.  With the dimensions of container vessels continually increasing and given the tendency to visit the port laden to the maximum draught


Balancing offshore wind farms and the safety of shipping  The energy transition increases demand for alternative energy solutions and some of these include using space in the North Sea for developing offshore wind farms. However, a consequence of developing these wind farms is the impact on maritime safety. As the density of traffic in the


MARIN helps to increase the workability of SOVs Service Operation Vessels are used for installation and maintenance activities on offshore wind turbines. These vessels are typically equipped with large Dynamic Positioning systems and motion compensated gangways and cranes so they can work in challenging sea conditions.  Energy can be reduced by smart interaction between multiple


REGISTRATION FOR BLUEWEEK & FPSO JIP WEEK NOW OPEN! We are ready to welcome you on board the ‘SS Rotterdam’ or online! For the combined BlueWeek & FPSO JIP Week the registration is open. Check the programme and registration options at www.blueforum.org and www.fpsoforum.com. ON BOARD SS ROTTERDAM & LIVE STREAM MARIN is looking forward to bringing the

WiSP 2:风助推进

WiSP 2: Wind-assisted ship propulsion In recent years, there has been a resurgence of research on wind-assisted ship propulsion. After a very successful first WiSP JIP, the follow-up project WiSP 2 has kicked off. WiSP 2 focuses on the incorporation of wind-assisted ship propulsion in the regulatory framework (including EEDI, EEXI and CII), and


MEET US IN ATHENS AT POSIDONIA 2022 Meet us at Posidonia 2022 in Athens, June 6-10. Visit us at stand 4.320/2 within the Holland Pavilion of Netherlands Maritime Technology. Or join our seminar on Tuesday June 7 about Wind propulsion towards sustainable shipping with the cooperation of ABS and Wärtsilä. WIND PROPULSION SEMINAR Anton Kisjes


‘The integration of marine systems at the ship concept stage will be key’ Marine Systems represent a vast family of products and solutions, which are pretty difficult to characterise in just a few words. While a hull or a floater are the most obvious and prominent systems that a ship or platform is made


CRS SHARE WEBINAR ‘DATA DRIVEN’ In the Cooperative Research Ships (CRS) Data Driven working group, participants worked on several problem cases in ship hydrodynamics using data driven methods. The problem cases included significant event detection, performance prediction, whipping assessment and rudder control. In this webinar on Thursday April 28, 14.00-16.30 CET, we will summarize these