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TRANSPORT AND SHIPPING

TRANSPORT AND SHIPPING

About 90% of international trade is transported by sea. By combining our hydrodynamic and nautical expertise with knowledge of propulsion systems and of logistic and operational aspects we make transport by water cleaner, smarter and safer.

CLEANER, SAFER AND SMARTER SHIPPING

That is why we conduct research for autonomous vessels, on-board advice systems and sustainable propulsion concepts including wind-assisted propulsion and hybrid propulsion systems. In addition to design support, calculations and trials, we measure and analyse operational parameters and conduct research in our simulators. This enables us to give insight into the interaction between a vessel, its crew and the environment. We also bring knowledge and applications from other areas into the equation, using smart solutions from nature, such as air lubrication and whale tail propulsion 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 expertise covers hydrodynamics & systems performance: resistance & propulsion, power train systems – including energy carrier and power generation-, seakeeping and manoeuvrability. 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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Patrick Hooijmans

Senior Project Manager Ships

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

With our experience, databases and low fidelity robust tools, we can help you making the right choice on basis of functional requirements, mission statement or operational profile. Trends, feasibility, risks, possibilities are necessary for further design choices. Our support includes the evaluation of hull types, propulsion systems (types but also including energy carriers and bunkering consequences, emission level, range, investment and return of investment expectations), control devices, expected operability and service profile. In case of fleet renewal, we make use of existing operational data (AIS or on board measurements) to benchmark the new concepts. For wind propulsion or wind assistance, we make use of scenario simulations to determine the wind potential on given route and help you evaluating the potential gains.

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

With our experience, databases and low fidelity robust tools, we can help you making the right choice on basis of functional requirements, mission statement or operational profile. Trends, feasibility, risks, possibilities are necessary for further design choices. Our support includes the evaluation of hull types, propulsion systems (types but also including energy carriers and bunkering consequences, emission level, range, investment and return of investment expectations), control devices, expected operability and service profile. In case of fleet renewal, we make use of existing operational data (AIS or on board measurements) to benchmark the new concepts. For wind propulsion or wind assistance, we make use of scenario simulations to determine the wind potential on given route and help you evaluating the potential gains.

ADVICE, PERFORMANCE PREDICTION & OPTIMISATION

Potential and expected performance of selected concept are obtained, usually by means of desk studies. In some case, concept testing is also realised at that stage to realise quick check of critical conditions. On top of the evaluation of the performance of a given design, we propose to optimise your solutions. Required power, achievable speed, effect of shallow water, behaviour in waves and operability, manoeuvrability, propeller design, appendage alignment, risk of noise or vibrations, are among the themes we realise.

ADVICE, PERFORMANCE PREDICTION & OPTIMISATION

Potential and expected performance of selected concept are obtained, usually by means of desk studies. In some case, concept testing is also realised at that stage to realise quick check of critical conditions. On top of the evaluation of the performance of a given design, we propose to optimise your solutions. Required power, achievable speed, effect of shallow water, behaviour in waves and operability, manoeuvrability, propeller design, appendage alignment, risk of noise or vibrations, are among the themes we realise.

INDEPENDENT DESIGN VERIFICATION & RECOMMENDATIONS

A final assessment of the design performance is important, in order to validate the choices and start detail engineering. Design verification is performed numerically, with high fidelity methods, and by means of model tests. MARIN provides an independent check of the future performance of your vessel or system and provide you possible recommendation for improvement if deemed spotted.

INDEPENDENT DESIGN VERIFICATION & RECOMMENDATIONS

A final assessment of the design performance is important, in order to validate the choices and start detail engineering. Design verification is performed numerically, with high fidelity methods, and by means of model tests. MARIN provides an independent check of the future performance of your vessel or system and provide you possible recommendation for improvement if deemed spotted.

TROUBLE SHOOTING & REMEDIAL SOLUTIONS

Concerns can sometimes appear during operations. It could be unsatisfactory speed, vibrations or cavitation of propeller or appendages, poor manoeuvrability or lack of stabilisation. Despite the fact that the design space is extremely reduced after building, we can support with identifying the issue, understanding the cause and find solutions together with you. Such work is usually a cooperation between the Performance at Sea team and Ships team.

TROUBLE SHOOTING & REMEDIAL SOLUTIONS

Concerns can sometimes appear during operations. It could be unsatisfactory speed, vibrations or cavitation of propeller or appendages, poor manoeuvrability or lack of stabilisation. Despite the fact that the design space is extremely reduced after building, we can support with identifying the issue, understanding the cause and find solutions together with you. Such work is usually a cooperation between the Performance at Sea team and Ships team.

PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND OPERATIONAL ADVICES

Our knowledge gained during many years of design optimisation is suitable to support your daily operations as well. We are able to provide short and long term performance monitoring, including advice how to improve your operation based on the data. Moreover, we are developing on board advice solutions to improve clean, safe and smart operations.

PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND OPERATIONAL ADVICES

Our knowledge gained during many years of design optimisation is suitable to support your daily operations as well. We are able to provide short and long term performance monitoring, including advice how to improve your operation based on the data. Moreover, we are developing on board advice solutions to improve clean, safe and smart operations.
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Markets

Markets

Life at Sea

The sea is increasingly being regarded as a location for energy generation, food production and possible living at sea. MARIN uses high-quality hydrodynamic research to support the development of floating airports, ports, energy islands and fish and seaweed farming.

Oil and Gas

During the transition to sustainable energy, oil and gas remain essential parts of our energy mix. Using our knowledge and unique facilities, MARIN contributes to improving concepts and making operations for oil and gas extraction at sea safer.

Transport And Shipping

About 90% of international trade is transported by sea. By combining our hydrodynamic and nautical expertise with knowledge of propulsion systems and of logistic and operational aspects we make transport by water cleaner, smarter and safer.

Defence

As tensions increase across the world, protection at sea is becoming ever more important. Beyond the core defence tasks, this also includes providing adequate search and rescue capability, refugee assistance and efficient customs and border patrol. MARIN operates as an independent party on the international market, cooperating with partners such as the Royal Netherlands Navy. We support the development and implementation of complex platforms and missions at sea in realistic conditions.

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.

Passengers and Yachting

Yacht owners, passengers and crew of luxury cruise ships and ferries are demanding ever higher standards of comfort, user convenience and luxury on board. MARIN aims to make their stay at sea as sustainable, comfortable and safe as possible.

Infrastructure

The availability of infrastructure, such as ports and waterways, is a basic requirement for economic development. By drawing up advisory reports, we contribute to the design and implementation of civil engineering projects, for instance for ports, tunnels, bridges and waterways. Shipping safety plays an important role in this respect.

Marine Systems

Clean, smart and safe maritime operations demand sustainable solutions. As well as research into complete vessels and structures, we contribute to improving sub-systems, such as innovative propulsion, steering and stabilisation systems.

Authorities and Regulators

Safe and sustainable marine operations require clear agreements and regulations. As an independent party, MARIN works together with governments, classification agencies and other market parties to develop policy advice and assess practical guidelines.