Improving the operability of O&M vessels

MARIN supports the development of offshore wind maintenance vessels - from concept to operation. Operation and maintenance costs make up around 20-30% of the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) of offshore wind energy, and a considerable part of this relates to the vessel and its ability to work. We can distinguish two main types of

SOUTH WESTERLY STORM AND MOORING LINE LOADS CAPTURED

On January 21, MARIN measured the severe wind conditions across the ECT Delta terminal in Rotterdam in combination with the motions and mooring line loads of MSC CHLOE, a 10,000 TEU container vessel moored at the quayside. The measurement campaign is part of the WINDLASS JIP which is aiming at the wind load modelling on

Happy Niu Year!

值此新春佳节来临之际,SSSRI-MARIN全体员工在此恭祝大家牛年大吉,身体健康,万事如意!春节期间,我司放假时间为2月11日至17日,MARIN照常营业。 All personnel of SSSRI-MARIN Joint Venture would like to wish you a happy Chinese New Year. The SSSRI-MARIN office will be closed from February 11 to 17. During this period the MARIN office is still open.

WINDOS: assessment of wind loads on floating structures

MARIN’s software WINDOS provides a cost-effective way to assess the impact of wind loads on ships and offshore constructions. Wind forces contribute significantly to the total environmental loads on large vessels and offshore constructions and are of importance for the mooring, dynamic positioning and manoeuvring of floating structures. Recent incidents offshore and in ports and

HYDRODYNAMICS IN SHIP DESIGN COURSE ONLINE

The online course Hydrodynamics in Ship Design consists of 6 separate online sessions, each with a main subject. Each session will be a combination of lectures, case studies, assignments in break-out sessions, etc. In between sessions, course material will be made available to prepare for the next session. Please note that the course dates are

INVITATION NAVAIS WEBINARS

We as NAVAIS partner invite you to participate in the EC-funded NAVAIS project webinar series. Worldwide competition is fierce, and in order to maintain world-leadership in complex, value-added and highly specialised vessels European shipbuilders must develop tailor-made innovative concepts that are efficient to design and build. The NAVAIS project is developing a platform-based modular product

TO2MORROW: ORDERLY OFFSHORE TRAFFIC

The Applied Research Organizations (TO2), TNO, WUR, Deltares, NLR and MARIN, published their Impact Report 2020. The magazine shows how their research and solutions contribute to a sustainable, clean, healthy and safe future for the Netherlands. Read here about how MARIN provides detailed and shared knowledge of safety, both for shipping and the marine ecosystem,

WINDLASS JIP – analysing the impact of wind in the port environment

In the port environment wind is variable in space and time, whereas engineering methods often rely on uniform wind and standard spectrum to describe the speed variation in time. The Wind Loads and Securing Ships (WINDLASS) Joint Industry Project captures the full picture and provides an operations support tool. High windage ships navigating in confined

INNOVATION IN CONTROL JIP: IMPROVE PERFORMANCE BY NOVEL CONTROL SYSTEMS

Offshore operation vessels become more and more advanced with multiple control systems installed on board. These control systems consist of DP systems, motion compensated gangways, motion compensated cranes, motion compensated grippers, etc. What is currently lacking is a structured, well-defined and broadly accepted methodology to test and evaluate the performance of these systems when integrated