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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

Port and channel design is often a balance between different aspects, such as dredging, siltation, costs and operational aspects. For MARIN the focus is on ship handling and maritime engineering in order to design port and 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.

PORT AND CHANNEL DESIGN STUDIES

Port and channel design is often a balance between different aspects, such as dredging, siltation, costs and operational aspects. For MARIN the focus is on ship handling and maritime engineering in order to design port and 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.

OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES AND WEATHER WINDOWS

On a calm day any operation may be feasible, but what are the limits for wind, waves, current and water level under which it is still safe? And what are the tug requirements under these conditions? MARIN’s real time simulators are a perfect tool to verify and optimise operational procedures and establish the metocean limits for various operations.

OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES AND WEATHER WINDOWS

On a calm day any operation may be feasible, but what are the limits for wind, waves, current and water level under which it is still safe? And what are the tug requirements under these conditions? MARIN’s real time simulators are a perfect tool to verify and optimise operational procedures and establish the metocean limits for various operations.

SAFETY ASSESSMENT

What are the risks of a new LNG terminal on the overall safety in a port? What are the safety consequences of using hydrogen for the propulsion of vessels? What is the impact of new offshore windfarms on the safety of shipping? To answer these questions we follow the Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) methodology. This is a rational and systematic process for assessing risks and to evaluate mitigating measures.

SAFETY ASSESSMENT

What are the risks of a new LNG terminal on the overall safety in a port? What are the safety consequences of using hydrogen for the propulsion of vessels? What is the impact of new offshore windfarms on the safety of shipping? To answer these questions we follow the Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) methodology. This is a rational and systematic process for assessing risks and to evaluate mitigating measures.

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

What is the effect of climate change – for instance extreme high or low water - on shipping? What is the effect of vessels platooning on rivers on the overall transport capacity? How is the effectiveness of shipping influence by the construction of a new bridge or lock? We have developed dedicated simulation tools to study the transport capacity of waterways.

CAPACITY STUDIES

What is the effect of climate change – for instance extreme high or low water - on shipping? What is the effect of vessels platooning on rivers on the overall transport capacity? How is the effectiveness of shipping influence by the construction of a new bridge or lock? We have developed dedicated simulation tools to study the transport capacity of waterways.

SHIP CONCEPTs, OPTIMISATION AND PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION

A broad range of vessels are used for building or operating infrastructures: dredgers, escorting tugs, harbour and anchor handling vessels, pilot ships and rock-dumping vessels. The fact that these vessels need to operate in shallow water and have a wide range of payload make them very challenging to design and to operate. We have the right tools and experimental facilities to help you making the right choice based on functional requirements, mission statement or operational profile.

SHIP CONCEPTs, OPTIMISATION AND PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION

A broad range of vessels are used for building or operating infrastructures: dredgers, escorting tugs, harbour and anchor handling vessels, pilot ships and rock-dumping vessels. The fact that these vessels need to operate in shallow water and have a wide range of payload make them very challenging to design and to operate. We have the right tools and experimental facilities to help you making the right choice based on functional requirements, mission statement or operational profile.