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INFRASTRUCTURE

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.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

PORT AND CHANNEL DESIGN STUDIES

The design of port and/or an approach channel encompasses a number of disciplines including ship handling and maritime engineering in order to design waterways to a desired level of navigability and safety. This requires the assessment of a number of key elements, including vessel size and behaviour, human factors in ship handling and effects of the physical environment. We perform detailed design studies with the emphasis on complex realistic simulation environments. By using MARIN 's fast time simulations and/or real time simulations MARIN can assess and validate the concept design study based on safety criteria with regard to the key elements. In addition the design can be assessed on risks with regard to the complete traffic intensity.

PORT AND CHANNEL DESIGN STUDIES

The design of port and/or an approach channel encompasses a number of disciplines including ship handling and maritime engineering in order to design waterways to a desired level of navigability and safety. This requires the assessment of a number of key elements, including vessel size and behaviour, human factors in ship handling and effects of the physical environment. We perform detailed design studies with the emphasis on complex realistic simulation environments. By using MARIN 's fast time simulations and/or real time simulations MARIN can assess and validate the concept design study based on safety criteria with regard to the key elements. In addition the design can be assessed on risks with regard to the complete traffic intensity.

OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES AND WEATHER WINDOWS

Operational procedures are an important guide for the safety and efficiency of a port. But also for the installation of (offshore) infrastructure clear installation procedures are essential for the safety of the operation. A perfect tool to establish operational procedures on practical value is to perform the operations on real time simulators. The operations can be conducted in extreme environmental and/or with emergencies. The operators can validate, fine tune and practice the procedures unlimited improving the safety of the operation. Prior to real time simulations often fast time simulations are performed to limit the amount of necessary environmental conditions, which saves time and costs. Fast time simulations are cost effective, but do not include the human factor in the study.

OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES AND WEATHER WINDOWS

Operational procedures are an important guide for the safety and efficiency of a port. But also for the installation of (offshore) infrastructure clear installation procedures are essential for the safety of the operation. A perfect tool to establish operational procedures on practical value is to perform the operations on real time simulators. The operations can be conducted in extreme environmental and/or with emergencies. The operators can validate, fine tune and practice the procedures unlimited improving the safety of the operation. Prior to real time simulations often fast time simulations are performed to limit the amount of necessary environmental conditions, which saves time and costs. Fast time simulations are cost effective, but do not include the human factor in the study.

SAFETY ASSESSMENT

We provide support to port authorities and terminal operators for assessing the safety of harbours, terminals or offshore wind farms. We can calculate, for instance the number of ship-ship collisions that can be expected within an area or the environmental risks. Our software tool SAMSON provides input for safety and environmental risk assessments. Input of the model is a traffic database of shipping activities in the area. SAMSON includes accident frequency models for collision, grounding, fire/explosions, contacts etc. to determine the accident frequencies. It also includes impact modules for assessing the consequences of the accidents. SAMSON is a tool that provides input for safety and environmental risk assessments. Input of the model is a traffic database of shipping activities in the area. SAMSON includes accident frequency models for collision, grounding, fire/explosions, contacts etc. to determine the accident frequencies. It also includes impact modules for assessing the consequences of the accidents.

SAFETY ASSESSMENT

We provide support to port authorities and terminal operators for assessing the safety of harbours, terminals or offshore wind farms. We can calculate, for instance the number of ship-ship collisions that can be expected within an area or the environmental risks. Our software tool SAMSON provides input for safety and environmental risk assessments. Input of the model is a traffic database of shipping activities in the area. SAMSON includes accident frequency models for collision, grounding, fire/explosions, contacts etc. to determine the accident frequencies. It also includes impact modules for assessing the consequences of the accidents. SAMSON is a tool that provides input for safety and environmental risk assessments. Input of the model is a traffic database of shipping activities in the area. SAMSON includes accident frequency models for collision, grounding, fire/explosions, contacts etc. to determine the accident frequencies. It also includes impact modules for assessing the consequences of the accidents.

TRAINING (CAPTAINS, PILOTS AND TUG MASTERS)

We provide simulator trainings for the maritime professional world, i.e. pilots, ship officers, tug masters and offshore personnel. The trainings are dedicated trainings tailor made to the client wishes, focusing on specific required aspects. During the trainings instructors operate the simulator(s) and (de)brief the participants. The instructors are carefully chosen for a project on experience and type of simulation. The MARIN instructors have all proven themselves at sea as Master Mariners.

TRAINING (CAPTAINS, PILOTS AND TUG MASTERS)

We provide simulator trainings for the maritime professional world, i.e. pilots, ship officers, tug masters and offshore personnel. The trainings are dedicated trainings tailor made to the client wishes, focusing on specific required aspects. During the trainings instructors operate the simulator(s) and (de)brief the participants. The instructors are carefully chosen for a project on experience and type of simulation. The MARIN instructors have all proven themselves at sea as Master Mariners.

CAPACITY STUDIES

The capacity of navigational channels and hydraulic structures can calculate using the program SIMDAS and SIVAK. SIMDAS is a program capable of determining capacities of (inland) navigational channels. SIVAK is program capable of determining capacities of locks and bridges. MARIN can perform capacity studies to assess the current capacity of existing waterways, to evaluate measures to improve the capacity or to compare the capacity of design variants.

CAPACITY STUDIES

The capacity of navigational channels and hydraulic structures can calculate using the program SIMDAS and SIVAK. SIMDAS is a program capable of determining capacities of (inland) navigational channels. SIVAK is program capable of determining capacities of locks and bridges. MARIN can perform capacity studies to assess the current capacity of existing waterways, to evaluate measures to improve the capacity or to compare the capacity of design variants.

SHIPS CONCEPT, OPTIMISATION AND PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION

Ships used for coastal or offshore infrastructures are complex because they have a broad range of operational and service conditions. Performance is required for transit conditions but also for heavy duty at sea. Examples of vessels for infrastructure are dredgers, escorting tugs, harbour and anchor handling vessels, pilot ships and rock-dumping vessels. The fact that such vessels need to operate in shallow water and have a wide range of payload make them very challenging to design and to operate. With our experience, databases, low fidelity robust tools, complex numerical simulations, complete experimental facilities, we can help you making the right choice on basis of functional requirements, mission statement or operational profile. Our support includes the evaluation of hull types, propulsion systems, propulsion train and energy supply, control devices and operability, as well as their verification prior to building them.

SHIPS CONCEPT, OPTIMISATION AND PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION

Ships used for coastal or offshore infrastructures are complex because they have a broad range of operational and service conditions. Performance is required for transit conditions but also for heavy duty at sea. Examples of vessels for infrastructure are dredgers, escorting tugs, harbour and anchor handling vessels, pilot ships and rock-dumping vessels. The fact that such vessels need to operate in shallow water and have a wide range of payload make them very challenging to design and to operate. With our experience, databases, low fidelity robust tools, complex numerical simulations, complete experimental facilities, we can help you making the right choice on basis of functional requirements, mission statement or operational profile. Our support includes the evaluation of hull types, propulsion systems, propulsion train and energy supply, control devices and operability, as well as their verification prior to building them.