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Are we ready for the energy transition?

May 14, 2020

Reading time 9 minutes

MARIN’s head of Ships Guilhem Gaillarde and Olaf Waals, head of Offshore, interview each other about how prepared their sector is for the energy ...
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Space@Sea the Floating Solution

Sep 10, 2019

This paper describes the Horizon 2020 project Space@Sea (www.spaceatsea-project.eu) which started in November 2017. This project aims to provide a ...
Paper
Optimization of Wave Induced Motions and Forces on a Floating Island

Jun 14, 2019

Floating mega islands can provide an attractive solution for creating temporal or more permanent space in coastal areas with a high demand for real ...
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ON THE WAVE INDUCED MOTIONS OF A FLOATING MEGA ISLAND

Apr 22, 2019

Reading time 6 minutes

About 70% of the earth’s surface area is covered with water. Due to the sea level rise and increasing population in coastal areas we need to use our ...
Magazine
Floating Future Seminar and BlueWeek success

Aug 15, 2018

Reading time 6 minutes

‘Better Ships, Blue Oceans’ is our credo. To achieve this, we are starting up research projects together with the industry, research organisations ...
Paper
Model tests and numerical analysis for a floating mega island

Jun 17, 2018

Reading time 5 minutes

About 70% of the earth’s surface area is covered with water. Due to the sea level rise and increasing population in coastal areas we need to use our ...
Magazine
MARIN tests first floating mega island

Dec 15, 2017

Reading time 3 minutes

'Better Ships, Blue Oceans' is MARIN's new motto. A part of our new Strategy focuses on projects that support the sustainable use of our oceans.
Magazine
Office tool aNySIM integrated into real-time onboard software

Dec 15, 2017

Reading time 6 minutes

Following the successful implementation of fatigue design tools for onboard Advisory Hull Monitoring Systems (AHMS), mooring simulation software ...
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Floating cities: our future is on the water

Apr 21, 2017

Reading time 3 minutes

MARIN is working together with the social enterprise and collaboration platform 'Blue21' to create a floating city. MARIN starts open innovation ...
Magazine
MARIN and SHELL examine how LNG sloshing affects ship motions

Apr 22, 2016

Reading time 3 minutes

MARIN has been involved in several studies where the sloshing of liquids inside tanks was affecting the ship motions. However, LNG sloshing may ...
Magazine
Investigating the challenges of the deep

Apr 14, 2013

Reading time 3 minutes

New deepsea mining concepts were under test in MARIN’s Deep Water Offshore Basin.
Magazine
30th OMAE Conference & the Floating Wind Turbine Challenge

Apr 26, 2011

Reading time 3 minutes

In January 2010, MARIN already started its efforts to organise the OMAE 2011 conference, together with the Dutch offshore industry. A group of ...
Paper
On the Use of Main Hoist Tension Measurement for Feed Forward in DP Systems during Offshore Installations

Jun 1, 2010

DP systems are nowadays widely used on installation and crane vessels. In recent years a few cases have been reported where the DP system becomes ...
Magazine
BigLift Shipping and MARIN in joint aNySIMpro operations

Apr 26, 2010

Reading time 3 minutes

In the past few years BigLift Shipping has been operating in shielded waters to replace thrusters on DP vessels and semi-submersibles. In a joint ...
Magazine
MARIN advances model thruster control technology

Dec 24, 2009

Reading time 6 minutes

Thruster load measurements, combined with advanced control systems, give insight into the operational aspects of dynamically positioned vessels. ...
Paper
The Effect of Wave Directionality on Low Frequency Motions and Mooring Forces

Jun 1, 2009

Operability of offshore moored ships can be affected by low frequency wave loads. The low frequency motions of a moored ship may limit the uptime of ...
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On the Application of Advanced Wave Analysis in Shallow Water Model Testing (Wave Splitting)

Jun 1, 2009

The HAWAI JIP originated from the observed differences between model tests and numerical simulations in shallow water. These differences were ...
Magazine
The state of Current Affairs

Apr 24, 2009

Reading time 3 minutes

In the 'Current Affairs' Joint Industry Project (JIP), model tests, semi-empirical tool predictions and CFD computations are employed to estimate ...
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aNySIMpro: the future of validated multi-body simulations

Apr 24, 2009

Reading time 3 minutes

Last year MARIN introduced the aNySIMpro concept and already the new product is proving successful. Report provides an update.
Magazine
Pieter Schelte: a multi purpose model test project

Apr 24, 2009

Reading time 3 minutes

MARIN has carried out extensive model tests on the multi-purpose offshore operations vessel, Pieter Schelte. Report provides an update.
Magazine
Drilling for the Future

Apr 1, 2008

Reading time 6 minutes

In the last year, MARIN has been involved in the model testing of several dynamically positioned vessels. In most cases the objective of these tests ...
Magazine
aNytime, aNyplace,aNywhere...

Apr 1, 2008

Reading time 6 minutes

Last year, MARIN launched the aNySIM-Pro concept - a new way of sharing hydrodynamic software. Following the enthusiastic reaction from the offshore ...
Magazine
Current Affairs JIP improves current insight

Apr 1, 2008

Reading time 3 minutes

In the last few years the importance of current on the behaviour of offshore structures has become evident. For example, the strong loop current in ...
Paper
Time Domain Simulations of Side-by-side Moored Vessels - Lessons Learnt from a Benchmark Test

Jun 1, 2007

Time domain simulations are used extensively to assess the availability of turret moored terminals for offloading operations. The availability ...
Paper
Flow Induced Motions of Multi Column Floaters

Jun 1, 2007

Recent years have shown an increasing interest in low frequency response of offshore floaters in current. Spar VIM behavior and Semi Submersible ...
Magazine
Deep pit attracts full-tendon Shenzi TLP

Apr 1, 2007

Reading time 3 minutes

With its deep pit of 30 metres, the Offshore Basin offers the possibility of testing TLPs with their full-tendon length, even in ultra-deep waters. ...
Magazine
MARIN's next top models

Apr 1, 2007

Reading time 3 minutes

MARIN is continuously developing modelling techniques to assist clients in optimising their DP configurations. Two examples of recent projects are ...
Magazine
A new way of sharing hydrodynamic software

Apr 1, 2007

Reading time 6 minutes

Usually, hydrodynamic software is licensed for a significant amount of money, together with an additional annual maintenance and support fee. But ...
Magazine
VIM tests for multi-column platforms

Feb 1, 2007

Reading time 3 minutes

In the last few years the importance of current on the behaviour of offshore structures has become increasingly evident. For instance, the strong ...
Magazine
A valuable sparring partner for Spars

Apr 1, 2006

Reading time 3 minutes

In recent years the Spar concept has been a regular guest at MARIN. It trained its motion characteristics, VIM behaviour and performance in extreme ...
Magazine
Offloading of LNG increasing demand for LIFSIM program

Apr 1, 2005

Reading time 6 minutes

Traditionally the MARIN program LIFSIM has been used extensively by the Offshore Department to assist clients in the design and evaluation of their ...
Paper
Truncation Methods for Deep Water Mooring Systems for a catenary moored FPSO and a Semi Taut Moored Semi Submersible

Nov 1, 2004

With the trend towards ultra deep water field developments, the joint application of model tests and numerical simulations is becoming very ...
Paper
Maximum Likelihood Method as a Means to Estimate the Directional Wave Spectrum and the Mean Wave Drift Force

Jan 1, 2002

Maximum likelihood method as a means to estimate the directional wave spectrum and the mean wave drift force on a dynamically positioned vessel Feed ...
Paper
Prediction of Green Water and Wave Loading Using a Navier-Stokes Based Simulation Tool

Jan 1, 2002

Results of computer simulation of wave and green water loading on floating offshore structures are presented. The simulation program used is a CFD ...

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