News archive 2013
December 19, 2013 - MARIN helps you become a solar champion
If you want to take a chance in winning a 3D propeller designed by MARIN, then sign in for the DONG Energy Solar Challenge 2014! MARIN offers free advice on propeller design to twenty teams of any nationality.

December 19, 2013 - New Houston simulator: bridge between engineering and operations
On Tuesday December 10th, Peter Noble (President of SNAME) and Robert Hanraads (the Nautical Institute) jointly opened the new bridge simulator at the MARIN offices in Houston. They were asked for this event to illustrate...

December 15, 2013 - We wish you all a challenging & inspiring 2014!
During the holidays MARIN offices will be closed from December 23 until January 1. We hope to meet you again in 2014 for another challenging & inspiring year!

December 6, 2013 - ReFRESCO plays major role in understanding and designing Energy Saving Devices
Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), new insights can be obtained into the working principles of Energy Saving Devices (ESDs), which all serve to increase the fuel efficiency of a ship. The advantages of using ReFRESCO...

November 22, 2013 - FAST 2013 Conference, December 2-5, Amsterdam
The next FAST 2013 Conference will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands December 2-5, 2013. The FAST 2013 Conference will be jointly organized by the Delft University of Technology (DUT), the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNlN),...

November 22, 2013 - Student design & sailing contest, January 17
On January 17th MARIN challenges all students participating in the ´Sailing Yachts´ minor of the Delft University of Technology to apply their knowledge, inspiration and creativity to design and build the fastest model sailing...

November 13, 2013 - MARIN tested award winning Greenstream tanker
MARIN congratulates Peters Shipyards with the KNVTS Ship of the Year Award for its Greenstream tanker, and is proud to have contributed to the success of this first LNG driven inland vessel.

November 12, 2013 - CRS meets in Wageningen, December 2-6
From December 2-6 the CRS (Cooperative Research Ships) will meet again in Wageningen, for orking Group meetings, Steering Group Meetings and the Annual General Meeting.

November 5, 2013 - Adaptive mesh refinement in viscous flow solvers
This paper focuses on the implementation of an adaptive mesh refinement method in ReFRESCO. The current work is inspired by previous work done by Wackers et al. and is part of the Streamline project, partly funded by the 7th...

November 1, 2013 - MARIN at Marintec China, Shanghai, December 3-6
Come and meet us again at the Marintec China 2013 Conference & Exhibition. Visit us in the "Maritime by Holland" Pavilion of HME, where MARIN will be present together with its Chinese partner, Shanghai Ship and Shipping...

November 1, 2013 - Wageningen C- and D-series propellers
A new JIP was started on developing two new propeller series for Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPPs). The new C-series comprise open CPPs whereas the new D-series concern ducted CPP’s. Systematic measurements have been carried...

November 1, 2013 - Comparisons of means for estimating sea states from an advancing large container ship
This paper focuses on the new IMO EEDI rules to reduce CO2 emissions which resulted in clear, pragmatic and transparent guidelines for the reliable speed/power assessment of ships worldwide.

October 21, 2013 - Conference on 'Green technologies for existing ships' at Europort, November 7
At the coming EUROPORT Exhibition in Rotterdam the two European research projects RETROFIT and GRIP will join together for a midterm conference on November 7th, 2013. A unique event to foster knowledge, sharing and exchange...

October 11, 2013 - MARIN at SNAME, November 6-8, Bellevue
MARIN will be at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Exhibition in Bellevue. Be welcome at stand 203 where we can discuss the latest developments in maritime research.

October 11, 2013 - MARIN at Europort Rotterdam, November 5-8
MARIN cannot be missed at Europort, the international maritime and inland shipping exhibition in Rotterdam. We welcome you at stand 8205 within the Dutch Pavilion of HME (Hall 8).

October 11, 2013 - Specialist course for EEDI Verifiers, Oct 28-Nov 1
This new course will help make participants fully conversant with ship propulsion theory, design practice, resistance and propulsion model tests, extrapolation procedures and coefficients, as well as the conduct and analysis...

October 4, 2013 - 31st FPSO JIP Week, October 14-18, Houston, USA
The 31st semi-annual FPSO JIP Week & Forum will be hosted by Sofec in Houston, USA. The JIP Week is scheduled from October 14-18. The FPSO Research Forum will take place on Wednesday October 16. Gulf of Mexico FPSOs

September 30, 2013 - Unique roundabout in Wageningen
From today, no one can miss it that MARIN has its main office in Wageningen. A unique work of art, called ‘Voortvarend’ (‘Dynamic’), adorns the completely rebuilt roundabout close to MARIN. Just follow the bow of the boat and...

September 27, 2013 - Design and numerical demonstration of new Energy Saving Device
This paper presents results from the ongoing European Project GRIP. A numerical demonstration is presented and it discusses the important steps that have been taken in the design process of the Energy Saving Devices and...

September 27, 2013 - First ever investigation into VSP-induced hull-pressure fluctuations
For the first time an investigation into Voith Schneider Propulsor-induced hull-pressure fluctuations has been carried out. This investigation was part of a New York City Department of Transportation study to retrofit the...

September 20, 2013 - Students challenge wind and waves in 'Float-in' cinema at MARIN
To celebrate the 22nd lustrum of Scheepsbouwkundig Gezelschap “William Froude”, more than hundred students challenged wind and waves during a 'Float-in' cinema in one of the test basins at MARIN. 'The perfect storm' togehter...

September 20, 2013 - Free concept testing for innovative maritime MKB
MARIN has launched a new initiative to help clients with concept tests in the Concept Basin. Each year MARIN offers six free basin slots of two weeks to (MKB) clients. This initiative is launched to stimulate innovation...

September 19, 2013 - Software Seminar, October 8, Houston
After three successful software Seminars in the Netherlands, MARIN is adding a Houston edition this year on October 8, 2013. This seminar brings together developers and users to share experiences and define future requirements....

September 17, 2013 - MARIN nominated for "Best Employers Awards 2013"
MARIN is proud to be nominated for the "Best Employers Awards 2013". This nomination is the outcome of an inquiry among employees that MARIN had research bureau Effectory recently carry out. The inquiry revealed that MARIN's...

September 13, 2013 - Ship’s travelling time in approaching the Port of Rotterdam
This study determines the standard or expected travelling time of inbound liner ships in the approach area of the Port of Rotterdam based on AIS ship data. Non-standard or non-expected behaviour is mainly due to ships waiting...

September 13, 2013 - New SPEEDI JIP aims to increase accuracy of speed-power predictions
The introduction of EEDI requires an increasingly accurate speed-power estimation in an early phase of the design. The SPEEDI JIP aims to to define a common CFD modelling and resistance prediction approach and to incorporate...

September 9, 2013 - MARIN at Monaco Yacht Show, September 25-28
MARIN will again be present at the Monaco Yacht Show. Visit us at QS69 at the Darse Sud tent to discuss the latest technologies that we can offer the yachting industry. <br><br><br><br>

August 30, 2013 - MARIN Report 109: Energy Efficiency
The maritime industry likes the hard facts and wants to keep both feet on the ground. On the other hand: we want to develop new ships and products, we want to contribute to the needs of society, we want to innovate. There...

August 16, 2013 - SHIPMA v7.0 release
We are happy to announce the release of the fast simulation software SHIPMA 7.0. Developed by MARIN and Deltares, SHIPMA 7.0 simulates the manoeuvring behaviour of ships (SHIPMA is actually an acronym of Ship Manoeuvring)....

August 10, 2013 - MARIN is starting a new JIP week: the BlueWeek
Following the success encountered in applied R&D forums and Joint Industry Projects, MARIN is starting a new JIP week: the BlueWeek. In this week, all running projects and initiatives focussing on renewable energy and...

July 30, 2013 - SafeTrans further improved to ensure even safer transport
SafeTrans is an integrated tool used to design and operate marine heavy lift transports and installations in a safe and efficient manner using state-of-the-art analysis methods, databases and hydrodynamics. The new 5.1 version...

July 29, 2013 - MARIN set to open Houston simulator
MARIN will install its newest simulator in its Houston office in October. For many years, Houston has been assisting in offshore engineering studies but now, with the arrival of the simulator, services will start to bridge...

July 29, 2013 - Paper on Waterjet system performance and cavitation test procedures
In order to prevent specific problems in the early design stage, waterjet system performance and cavitation tests of the final design are strongly recommended. In this paper, taking example of a Fast River Passenger Ferry,...

July 29, 2013 - R&D seminar 2013 edition on September 19
MARIN will again present its main reseach achievements of the last year to the Dutch industry. This year’s R&D seminar will take place on September 19. The official language of the seminar is Dutch. Register before September...

July 19, 2013 - MARIN and GTT receive Best Paper Award from ISOPE conference
ISOPE rewarded MARIN and GTT with the Best Paper Award, for their contribution to the article " Elementary Loading Processes (ELP) involved in breaking wave impacts: findings from the Sloshel project”.

July 16, 2013 - RETROFIT and GRIP join together for midterm conference: November 7, 2013
At the coming EUROPORT Exhibition in Rotterdam the research projects RETROFIT and GRIP will join together for a mid-term conference on November 7th, 2013. The conference is free of cost and by invitation.

June 28, 2013 - MARIN launches BlueWeek
MARIN is starting a new JIP week: the BlueWeek, to be held in Wageningen from March 17-19, 2014. During this week, all ongoing projects and initiatives focusing on renewable energy and nature-inspired solutions can meet. The...

June 28, 2013 - Catching the whale, controlling large ships in ports
Increase in the size of container vessels and similar developments in other shipping segments puts pressure on existing port and terminal infrastructure. Port Technology International published this technical paper in which...

June 28, 2013 - ‘Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures’ course, Oct 9 - 11, Houston
MARIN is again organising the three-day course 'Applied Hydrodynamics of Floating Offshore Structures', October 9-11, Houston, USA. This course gives an overview of the latest developments, such as extreme metocean conditions,...

June 7, 2013 - Working principles of Energy Saving Devices
The aim of this paper is to explain the principal mechanisms for the reduction in power demand by so called “Energy Saving Devices” (ESDs). Different energy saving concepts are evaluated on their contribution to the abatement...

June 7, 2013 - Investigating the challenges of the deep
New concepts for deep and ultra-deep systems have been tested to investigate their hydrodynamic challenges such as the dynamic response of floating systems in waves an current. Visual observations were made and accelarations...

May 31, 2013 - aNyMOOR, interface for mooring system analysis
Mooring system analysis has just become more accessible and user-friendly thanks to recent developments. The TERMSIM and DYNFLOAT programs were used to build a new GUI that uses the aNySIM simulation program. This new program...

May 23, 2013 - MARIN Report 108: Offshore projects and people
This year’s Offshore special shows the large variety of projects and clients that MARIN has been working with. On the one side, we were involved in the largest semi-submersible in the world for the Ichthys project, and on the...

May 17, 2013 - Tidal Current Turbine JIP launches
MARIN and Airborne Marine are initiating the first Joint Industry Project on the structural and hydrodynamic design aspects of tidal current turbine blades to investigate the loads and operational efficiency. Participants...

May 17, 2013 - MARIN at C&SI 2013
MARIN is again present at the Construction & Shipping Industry event held in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, May 28-30. Visit us to discuss the broad range of services we offer the inland shipping industry.

April 22, 2013 - MARIN at Nor-Shipping 2013
There is a chance to meet us again at Nor-Shipping In Oslo. June 4-7. You are welcome in Hall C at Stand CO2-18, which is in the “Maritime by Holland” Pavilion of HME.

April 22, 2013 - New course for EEDI Verifiers, June 24-28
This new course will help make participants fully conversant with ship propulsion theory, design practice, resistance and propulsion model tests, extrapolation procedures and coefficients, as well as the conduct and analysis...

April 12, 2013 - Joint Industry Project Wind-Jack for interaction jack-up legs with seabed
The Wind Jack JIP aims to understand and predict the interaction between jack-up legs and the seabed. Within this JIP an easy-to-use tool will be developed. Wind-Jack will run until Q3 of 2014. Participants are welcome to join....

April 12, 2013 - Joint Industry Project for Offloading Operations
The Joint Industry Project Offloading Operations will provide feedback into the design and guidance of offloading operations. The JIP involves a comprehensive monitoring campaign on side-by-side offloading from the Sanha FPSO....

March 22, 2013 - Smart Ports seminar, April 23, 2013
The increasing volume of transport flows is resulting in increasing shipping intensity in coastal waters and ports. Development of new port infrastructure demands a smart approach. To share views and look at future...

March 15, 2013 - Unique vertical floating wind turbine model tests
MARIN is in the closing stages of testing a vertical floating wind turbine concept for the Deepwind Consortium, led by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Vertical floating wind turbines are considered to be the next...

March 15, 2013 - New guidelines for speed/power trials
This paper describes the new guidelines for speed/power trials. So far a variety of methods for conducting and analysing speed/power trials have been used by shipyards. With the assistance of the Sea Trial Analysis-Joint...

February 15, 2013 - 30th FPSO JIP Week, April 8-12, Paris, France
The 30th semi-annual FPSO JIP Week & Forum will be hosted by Bureau Veritas, France. The JIP Week is scheduled from April 8-12. The FPSO Research Forum will take place on Wednesday April 10.

February 15, 2013 - FAST 2013 Conference, December 2-5, Amsterdam
The next FAST 2013 Conference will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands December 2-5, 2013. The FAST 2013 Conference will be jointly organized by the Delft University of Technology (DUT), the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNlN),...

February 8, 2013 - Into the Arctic onboard the James Clark Ross
When the ice strengthened research ship James Clark Ross left Iceland and set course northwards to go into the Arctic ice, MARIN was present to monitor and learn about the sea ice conditions and their impact on the ship’s...

February 8, 2013 - SplashMonster JIP open for participation
Lifting structures through the splash zone is a challenge. The SplashMonster JIP will monitor the dynamic behaviour, loads, motions, wave and current conditions during several lifts through the splash zone. Results will be...

February 1, 2013 - Most recent MARIN papers and theses
MARIN acknowledges its role in the sharing of maritime knowledge. MARIN therefore offers a wide selection of papers and doctoral theses in the field of hydrodynamics. Look here for the most recent publications.

February 1, 2013 - MARIN at Inmex Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, March 5-7
For the first time MARIN will be present at Inmex Vietnam following the succesful participation in Inmex China last year. You are most welcome to visit us within the Maritime by Holland Pavillion of HME.

January 25, 2013 - IMSV "SERKEBORG" instrumented for ice trials
The Dutch shipyard Koninklijke (Royal) Niestern Sander in Delfzijl delivered IMSV“SERKEBORG” to Wagenborg Offshore. MARIN will conduct extensive measurements in ice.

January 25, 2013 - Safe Arctic Logistics, Transport and Operations (SALTO) JIP launches
The Joint Industry Project SALTO (Safe Arctic Logistics, Transport and Operations) is about to start. Within SALTO, a logistic planning tool will be developed to allow the user to make a risk-based probabilistic...

January 18, 2013 - Smart Ports seminar, April 23, 2013
The increasing volume of transport flows is resulting in increasing shipping intensity in coastal waters and ports. Development of new port infrastructure demands a smart approach. To share views and look at future...

January 18, 2013 - Multihulls dominate design and sailing contest at MARIN
Team 5 "Turbo Poliep" of TUDelft designed and built the fastest radio controlled model sailing boat of the Netherlands. On January 18th, the team won the design and sailing contest out of 14 competing teams from Delft...

January 14, 2013 - MARIN supports Bachelor students in their Arctic ambitions
Together with DAMEN Shipyards and DNV, MARIN is supporting five top students from Delft University of Technology in developing their skills in Arctic engineering. As part of an Honours programme for Bachelor students they have...

January 14, 2013 - NATO award for research group
NATO RTO research group AVT-161 has recently been honoured by NATO and awarded the prestigious Scientific Achievement Award. MARIN has played a very active role within this group which was given the award in recognition...

January 7, 2013 - MARIN Report 107: the Arctic
Welcome to Report 107! Reflecting the wide range of activities MARIN is involved in, this issue of Report has articles highlighting projects in virtually every maritime sector - dredging, naval, container ships, cruise liners,...

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