News archive 2008
December 19, 2008 - Another inspirational and challenging year ahead!
MARIN wishes you all the best for 2009.

November 24, 2008 - PARNASSOS: set to become a daily routine
The application of viscous-flow solver PARNASSOS has achieved an important milestone. For the first time, MARIN carried out more than 100 commercial computations within one calendar year, representing over 40 projects....

November 24, 2008 - Good turnout at 3rd Vessel Operator Forum in Marseille, France
On November 19 and 20 CMA-CGM in Marseille hosted the 3rd VOF. The event was attended by more than 50 reprensentatives from ship owners, operators, authorities, R&D and suppliers.

November 10, 2008 - MARIN present at 20th HISWA Symposium, November 17 & 18
MARIN will be presenting a paper on "Decreasing frictional resistance by air lubrication" at the 20th International HISWA Symposium, 17 & 18 November 2008, in Amsterdam.MARIN is also co-sponsor of the event.

November 9, 2008 - Vessel Operator Forum meets 19 & 20 November in Marseille, France
On November 19 and 20 the Vessel Operator Forum (VOF) will be hosted by CMA-CGM in Marseille, France. The Forum is a platform for ship owners, operators, designers, yards, suppliers, R&D institutes and class societies to...

November 8, 2008 - Breakthrough in Real Time Vessel Motion Prediction
Early November MARIN in close co-operation with OceanWaves GmbH and the University of Technology Delft have established a new method to predict vessel motions on board 2 minutes ahead. This capability is paramount for offshore...

October 27, 2008 - A milestone: 1,000 RAPID projects completed
Computer program RAPID, MARIN’s fully non-linear potential flow solver, has been in use for commercial projects since 1993 and recently the 1,000th RAPID project was successfully completed.

October 27, 2008 - FPSO JIP Week & FPSO Research Forum, November 10-14, Bilbao
The 22nd semi-annual FPSO JIP Week & Forum will be hosted by Vicinay Cadenas, S.A. in Bilbao, Spain. The JIP Week is scheduled from November 10-14, the Forum will take place on Wednesday November 12.

October 20, 2008 - Is slowing down always the answer to combat soaring oil prices?
Towering bunker prices are clearly here to stay and they will finally lead to either lowering vessel design speeds, or to a further increase in vessel size. But will short-term speed changes solve every case?

September 29, 2008 - Few places left for Applied Offshore Hydrodynamics Course Houston, 27 – 29 October
27-29 October 2008, MARIN is organising the Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures’ course in Houston. This course gives an overview of the latest developments in a broad range of important fields, such as...

September 26, 2008 - MARIN at SNAME, October 15-17
Visit us again at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 15-17. Meet us at stand 309 to discuss the latest in maritime research.

September 24, 2008 - MARIN Report 94: special on fuel consumption
Our latest of MARIN Report is a special issue on fuel consumption. In this issue we take a look at some special developments that can impact fuel consumption and we highlight some interesting projects.

September 5, 2008 - MARIN at SMM, September 23-26
Traditionally MARIN is present at the Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology International trade fair. Meet our consultants at Hall 2, stand 111.

September 5, 2008 - MARIN at the Monaco Yacht Show, September 24-27
MARIN will again be present at the Monaco Yacht Show. Visit us at the Darse Sud Tent, stand QS72, to discuss the latest technologies we offer the yachting industry.

September 3, 2008 - MARIN at Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference, September 15-18
Visit MARIN at the Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference, September 15-18, at Riocentro Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro. MARIN will be exhibiting together with our Brazilian agent OCEANICA at pavilion I, stand A-8.

August 8, 2008 - Extensive research for Superspeed I and II
For Aker Yards MARIN has done extensive research for Color Line Superspeed I and II. For both vessels the services incorporated a strong combination of simulation, model testing and full-scale measurments.

August 1, 2008 - SAFETUG II launched at ITS
At the International Tug and Salvage (ITS) Convention and Exhibition in Singapore last May, MARIN was present and held a successful launch meeting of the SAFETUG II JIP. The focus of Safetug II will be on tug design for...

July 11, 2008 - MY Predator: cutting-edge yacht design
FEADSHIP recently answered a request for a motor yacht with an innovative reversed bow flare. It took up the challenge in the design and build of MY Predator. MARIN became the design consultant, carried out the model tests...

July 4, 2008 - Victory for the Delta Lloyd Solar Boat
On June 28 the second Frisian Solar Challenge, a race for solar powered boats over a distance of 220 km, ended in a superior victory for the Delta Lloyd Solar Boat from Delft University. A student’s initiative brought to a...

June 27, 2008 - Joint Industry Project Valid at full power
The United States Coast Guard has contracted MARIN to carry out fatigue structural maintenance validation work on a Coast Guard Cutter. To assure the best possible results in terms of technical achievement, MARIN has set-up...

June 20, 2008 - Joint Industry Projects: sharing knowledge
Joint Industry Projects are one of the most important steps in the development, sharing and application of knowledge within MARIN. Currently, more than 25 JIPs promote the transfer of theoretic knowledge to concrete...

June 13, 2008 - Vessel Operator Forum meets in Norway and France
On June 4 and 5 the Vessel Operator Forum (VOF) was hosted by UECC in Grimstad, Norway. The Forum is a platform for ship owners, operators, designers, yards, suppliers, R&D institutes and class societies to exchange experience...

June 6, 2008 - New SMIT tug simulator in operation
Last Friday May 30 the new SMIT tug simulator was inaugurated and taken into operation. MARIN built the simulator and installed it at SMIT main office in Rotterdam. The simulator will be used for training and education...

June 2, 2008 - Computational Fluid Dynamics now applied to offshore structures
MARIN has applied and developed Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for several decades in the field of ship resistance and propulsion but now the offshore industry is also asking for CFD based advice. Therefore, the time has...

June 2, 2008 - Delta Lloyd Solar Boat sponsored by MARIN
On May 29 a special boat was introduced at the river Amstel: the Delta Lloyd Solar Boat. The boat has been developed and built by seven students of Delft University. As one of the main sponsors, MARIN advised the team by...

May 23, 2008 - e-MARIN: a new way of working!
e-MARIN is the first hydrodynamic design and support area on the internet. The ambition of e-MARIN is to provide engineering tools in a web-based work environment.

May 20, 2008 - aNySIM-Pro: new way of sharing hydrodynamic software
Last year, MARIN launched the aNySIM-Pro concept - a new way of sharing hydrodynamic software. Following the enthusiastic reaction from the offshore industry, MARIN has decided to share this most important time domain...

May 16, 2008 - Meet MARIN at LNG North Sea Rotterdam 2008, May 27 & 28
MARIN is presenting its view on LNG & Nautical Safety at the LNG North Sea Rotterdam 2008: Nautical safety: where lie the possible dangers and from which experiences can you learn? May 27 and 28, WTC Rotterdam.

May 16, 2008 - MARIN present at Launch & Recovery 2008, May 19 & 20
MARIN will be present at the 2008 Launch & Recovery and involved in two presentations: 'Boat Launch and Recovery from the RNLN Patrol Ship' and 'FRC Door Configuration for Boat Recovery Operation'.

May 8, 2008 - MARIN present at ITS in Singapore, May 20-22
Meet us in Singapore at the ITS 2008, stand 30. Let us introduce to you MARIN’s Compact Manoeuvring Simulator, a very costeffective alternative for simulator training, and Safetug II, a joint industry project with focus on...

April 18, 2008 - MARIN launches new Business Unit - Consultancy and Integrated Projects Service
Based on increasing demand for its ship design service, MARIN has created a new business unit, Ships Consultancy. The integrated unit will provide better continuity for multidisciplinary projects and the broad expertise...

April 11, 2008 - MARIN traditionally present at OTC in Houston, May 5-8
Meet us again in Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference 2008. You are welcome to visit us at the Dutch pavilion, stand 2517. Let us introduce to you our new Professional Hydrodynamic Solution - aNySIMpro or try to...

April 11, 2008 - MARIN Report 93: Offshore special
In our special OTC issue of MARIN Report we give you an update on our most recent offshore projects. Tandem offloading simulations for the Agbami FPSO, the EU research project DIFIS and the launch of our new Professional...

April 1, 2008 - MARIN lectures at Maritime & Offshore Career Event
On April 16, MARIN will give two lectures during the Maritime & Career Event in Rotterdam. At the Delta Technology Seminar future maritime and offshore challenges will be discussed.

March 28, 2008 - MARIN theses available for download
MARIN acknowledges its role in the sharing of maritime knowledge. We therefore offer a selection of doctoral theses, approved by Delft University of Technology. At www.marin.nl/Publications.htm you will find an overview...

March 17, 2008 - MARIN USA expands and moves to new office building
MARIN USA expanded further and has moved to a new office building in the heart of Houston. From this central location we will continue to provide you with independent verification and design optimisation.

March 13, 2008 - Offshore engineers enthusiastic about applied hydrodynamics course
In the last 12 months almost 100 people have attended MARIN’s well-known “Applied Offshore Hydrodynamics” course. In addition to the traditional spring course at MARIN headquarters, the course was also organised in Houston...

March 13, 2008 - TAT, now available at reduced fee!
Questions about the total Load and required tug capacity can be answered on a job-to-job basis with only a few mouse clicks on the Tug Assist Tool - TAT® . Port authorities, terminal operators, pilot organisations and tug...

February 25, 2008 - Deployment Model Tests for DIFIS Project
MARIN is coordinator of the EC funded DIFIS project, which is carried out by a consortium of 8 parties from 4 different European countries. The scope of the DIFIS project is the study, design and validation of an EU reference...

February 25, 2008 - Proof of Confidence by DNV
On February 1, 2008 Det Norske Veritas AS (Norway) has handed over the “Statement of Compliance” and “Product Type” certificate to MARIN. This means that both the Bridge Operation Simulator and the Full mission Bridge...

February 15, 2008 - Model Tests and Computer Simulations for Njord FPU Gas Module Installation
Recently, two gas modules have been installed on the Njord FPU, on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, to enable gas exports from the Njord Field facilities. The 100 and 200 tonnes modules were placed onto the FPU deck by Saipem’s...

February 15, 2008 - New tug simulator for SMIT
Last week the MARIN tug simulator built for SMIT was installed at their main office in Rotterdam. The simulator will be used for training and education of SMIT tug captains. Configuration consists of an instructor station,...

January 31, 2008 - Ship Hydrodynamics Course fully booked
The MARIN course Ship Hydrodynamics (March 3 - 7, 2008) in Wageningen, the Netherlands, is now fully booked. More than 30 young maritime professionals from 14 companies of 7 different countries will participate.

January 28, 2008 - Upgrade MARIN simulators
MARIN’s Nautical Centre MSCN is continuously improving its simulator facilities. Over the last year various new features have been installed. With this the bridge setup, the communication system and the visual system are up to...

January 21, 2008 - Vessel Operator Forum Launched
On November 21, MARIN launched the Vessel Operator Forum. The Forum is a new platform for R&D and technology development serving ship operations. It is aiming at sharing experiences of vessel owners and operators, the...

January 20, 2008 - e-MARIN: online hydrodynamic design and support
e-MARIN is the first online hydrodynamic design and support area on the internet. It provides a complete online hydrodynamic service covering powering, seakeeping and manoeuvring issues. The backbone of e-MARIN is the long...

January 10, 2008 - MARCOL: new quantitative tool for analysing collision events
For many years MARIN has advised on safe marine transportation using quantitative traffic data, however, evaluation of collision events was always made by qualitative methods. Recent developments in LNG transportation...

January 7, 2008 - Still few places left for Ship Hydrodynamics Course, 3 - 7 March 2008
You can still subscibe to the MARIN course Ship Hydrodynamics, March 3 - 7, 2008 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The various hydrodynamic aspects (resistance, propulsion, manoeuvring, sea keeping) will be presented in a...

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