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"The integration of marine systems at the ship concept stage will be key"

Conference/JournalMARIN Report 132
DateSep 30, 2021
Marine Systems represent a vast family of products and solutions, which are pretty difficult to characterise in just a few words. While a hull or a floater are the most obvious and prominent systems that a ship or platform is made of, many systems are integrated on such a hull or floater and contribute to the overall design and performance at sea.

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Guilhem Gaillarde, Manager of the Ships business unit

Historically, the most important subsystem is the ship’s propeller. Each propeller has its own efficiency, characteristics and performance in open water. A series with specific features can be designed generically, as MARIN did in the 70s with the Wageningen B-series, or more recently as we did in cooperation with propeller manufacturers, yards and naval architects with the C, D and F-series. However, Guilhem Gaillarde, Manager of the Ships business unit and coordinating the Marine Systems market, points out that a careful selection needs to be done to make sure that the selected propeller will fit the actual hull with its appendages and operational profile.