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RENEWABLES

The sea is becoming increasingly important for sustainable energy generation. MARIN has considerable knowledge about the behaviour of vessels and structures at sea. This enables us to contribute to efficient and sustainable solutions for (floating) wind power, floating solar panels and energy generation from tidal flows, waves and temperature differences.

SUPPORTING THE ENERGY TRANSITION

We like to use our knowledge to make innovative solutions workable. Wind turbines, wave energy conversion systems and marine current turbines need to be able to withstand the forces of nature and generate as much power as possible. As well as contract research for customers, we initiate projects and support networks to encourage cooperation in the industry. We supply concrete products such as workability analyses for the maintenance of structures and the optimisation of maintenance vessels, including motion compensation and on-board advice systems.

YOUR PARTNER

We partner with you from concept to design, offering our expertise and experience, using in-house developed tools and methods matching your needs and adapting to your deadlines. Our tools and methods range from use of databases and simulations towards model scale experiments, simulators/virtual reality and full scale monitoring.

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ErikJan de Ridder

Senior Project Manager/Teamleider

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

DETERMINE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR FLOATING WIND TURBINE

Harvesting the abundant resource of far offshore wind has significant potential. Over the years many different floating offshore wind turbine designs have been initiated which all show their own characteristics. MARIN has a track record of more than a decade on various of these designs. We are in the position to offer services and advice on the hydrodynamic performance of your floating wind turbine.

DETERMINE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR FLOATING WIND TURBINE

Harvesting the abundant resource of far offshore wind has significant potential. Over the years many different floating offshore wind turbine designs have been initiated which all show their own characteristics. MARIN has a track record of more than a decade on various of these designs. We are in the position to offer services and advice on the hydrodynamic performance of your floating wind turbine.

EXTREME WAVE LOADING ON OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE FOUNDATIONS

Nowadays Offshore wind turbines are placed further offshore in less sheltered locations in more extreme wave conditions. To ensure the structural integrity of your foundation design it is important that the effect of these extreme waves is accurately taken into account. MARIN has a long track record on extreme wave loading on offshore foundation for Oil & Gas and offshore wind. Therefore we are in the position to offer services and advice on extreme wave loading on your offshore wind turbine.

EXTREME WAVE LOADING ON OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE FOUNDATIONS

Nowadays Offshore wind turbines are placed further offshore in less sheltered locations in more extreme wave conditions. To ensure the structural integrity of your foundation design it is important that the effect of these extreme waves is accurately taken into account. MARIN has a long track record on extreme wave loading on offshore foundation for Oil & Gas and offshore wind. Therefore we are in the position to offer services and advice on extreme wave loading on your offshore wind turbine.

LANDING PLATFORM OPTIMISATION

A top priority in offshore maintenance operations is the safe and cost-efficient transfer of crew and equipment from ship to platform and wind turbines at sea. The positioning of the boat landing platform and the type of accommodation and support vessel (ASV) can play an important role in this since the accessibility and safety might be improved by a smart positioning of the landing platform in combination with the type of ASV.

LANDING PLATFORM OPTIMISATION

A top priority in offshore maintenance operations is the safe and cost-efficient transfer of crew and equipment from ship to platform and wind turbines at sea. The positioning of the boat landing platform and the type of accommodation and support vessel (ASV) can play an important role in this since the accessibility and safety might be improved by a smart positioning of the landing platform in combination with the type of ASV.

OFFSHORE MAINTENANCE JIP I AND II

A growing number of offshore wind farms is being installed and operated. Maintenance on wind turbines is required to minimise LCOE. This maintenance work comes in large varieties, from replacements to repairs. Each maintenance operation requires its own specialist and specialised vessel.

OFFSHORE MAINTENANCE JIP I AND II

A growing number of offshore wind farms is being installed and operated. Maintenance on wind turbines is required to minimise LCOE. This maintenance work comes in large varieties, from replacements to repairs. Each maintenance operation requires its own specialist and specialised vessel.

OPTIMISE GANGWAY SYSTEMS FOR YOUR OFFSHORE OPERATIONS

A top priority in offshore maintenance operations is the safe and cost-efficient transfer of crew and equipment from ship to platform and wind turbines at sea. One solution is a motion compensated gangway system installed on a purpose-build walk-to-work vessel designed to operate in rough sea conditions. Operation of these gangway-vessel combinations contributes substantially to wind farm maintenance costs. Thorough assessment of the operational envelope in the prevailing conditions of the wind farm where you operate will contribute in optimising the transfer operation of maintenance personnel and thus reducing overall cost.

OPTIMISE GANGWAY SYSTEMS FOR YOUR OFFSHORE OPERATIONS

A top priority in offshore maintenance operations is the safe and cost-efficient transfer of crew and equipment from ship to platform and wind turbines at sea. One solution is a motion compensated gangway system installed on a purpose-build walk-to-work vessel designed to operate in rough sea conditions. Operation of these gangway-vessel combinations contributes substantially to wind farm maintenance costs. Thorough assessment of the operational envelope in the prevailing conditions of the wind farm where you operate will contribute in optimising the transfer operation of maintenance personnel and thus reducing overall cost.

INTEGRATED DESIGN OF OFFSHORE VESSELS AND OPERATIONS

Our expertise ranges from powering performance of ships, seakeeping and manoeuvring behaviour, Dynamic Positioning (DP) capability to the training of offshore personnel in our full-mission bridge simulator. Next to our model testing expertise we develop and use hydrodynamic software tools to enhance the hydrodynamic quality of the ship design.

INTEGRATED DESIGN OF OFFSHORE VESSELS AND OPERATIONS

Our expertise ranges from powering performance of ships, seakeeping and manoeuvring behaviour, Dynamic Positioning (DP) capability to the training of offshore personnel in our full-mission bridge simulator. Next to our model testing expertise we develop and use hydrodynamic software tools to enhance the hydrodynamic quality of the ship design.

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR WIND TURBINE SUPPORT VESSELS

The operational performance of wind turbine support vessels depends on the seakeeping characteristics of the vessel and the resulting wellbeing of the technicians on-board. MARIN can calculate this for you with its existing hydrodynamic software’s. The results will be delivered to you in combination with one of MARIN’s dedicated visualizes: OperbilityViewer or PerformancePlotViewer, allowing to determine the operability of your vessel and present it in easy-to-use and interpret plots.

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR WIND TURBINE SUPPORT VESSELS

The operational performance of wind turbine support vessels depends on the seakeeping characteristics of the vessel and the resulting wellbeing of the technicians on-board. MARIN can calculate this for you with its existing hydrodynamic software’s. The results will be delivered to you in combination with one of MARIN’s dedicated visualizes: OperbilityViewer or PerformancePlotViewer, allowing to determine the operability of your vessel and present it in easy-to-use and interpret plots.

DETERMINE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR TIDAL ENERGY CONVERTER

Harvesting the abundant resource of tidal energy has shown significant potential. Over the years many different designs have been initiated which all show their own characteristics. MARIN has a track record of more than a decade on tidal turbines. We are in the position to offer services and advice on the hydrodynamic performance of your tidal turbine (project). Through state-of-the-art numerical models and model test campaigns P50, P75 and P90 energy yield calculations can be performed. These assessments will provide you adequate input to understand economic viability of your tidal turbine design or project.

DETERMINE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR TIDAL ENERGY CONVERTER

Harvesting the abundant resource of tidal energy has shown significant potential. Over the years many different designs have been initiated which all show their own characteristics. MARIN has a track record of more than a decade on tidal turbines. We are in the position to offer services and advice on the hydrodynamic performance of your tidal turbine (project). Through state-of-the-art numerical models and model test campaigns P50, P75 and P90 energy yield calculations can be performed. These assessments will provide you adequate input to understand economic viability of your tidal turbine design or project.

DETERMINE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER

Harvesting the abundant resource of wave energy has significant potential. Over the years many different designs have been initiated which all show their own characteristics. MARIN has a track record of more than a decade on various of these converters. We are in the position to offer services and advice on the hydrodynamic performance of your wave energy converter. Through state-of-the-art numerical models and model test campaigns P50, P75 and P90 energy yield calculations can be performed. These assessments will provide you adequate input to understand economic viability of your wave energy converter design or project.

DETERMINE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER

Harvesting the abundant resource of wave energy has significant potential. Over the years many different designs have been initiated which all show their own characteristics. MARIN has a track record of more than a decade on various of these converters. We are in the position to offer services and advice on the hydrodynamic performance of your wave energy converter. Through state-of-the-art numerical models and model test campaigns P50, P75 and P90 energy yield calculations can be performed. These assessments will provide you adequate input to understand economic viability of your wave energy converter design or project.
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