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MARINE SYSTEMS

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.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

Based on our experience, databases and low fidelity robust tools, we can help you making the right choice on basis of functional requirements of propellers, tunnel thrusters, energy saving devices, DP and station keeping devices, stabilising and steering devices, foils. Our support includes the evaluation of the expected performance, the integration requirements with in the ship, the expected development steps and engineering. The evaluation of required investments (CAPEX) can be put in balance with expected savings (OPEX). This can be the case for concept studies on alternative zero emission propulsion systems or wind propulsion systems for example. On this last topic, the upcoming energy transition in the shipping sector will require to re-think the way we design the engine rooms and organise our energy storage and supply onboard. Electric engine and their power source (Hydrogen-fuel cell combination, battery, super-capacitor or methanol in combustion engine or high temperature fuel cell) requires much more than buying new components and connecting them. The energy and power architecture of a vessel is crucial to succeed in this transition and to build successful vessels. This must be tackle as a whole at the very beginning of the concept.

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

Based on our experience, databases and low fidelity robust tools, we can help you making the right choice on basis of functional requirements of propellers, tunnel thrusters, energy saving devices, DP and station keeping devices, stabilising and steering devices, foils. Our support includes the evaluation of the expected performance, the integration requirements with in the ship, the expected development steps and engineering. The evaluation of required investments (CAPEX) can be put in balance with expected savings (OPEX). This can be the case for concept studies on alternative zero emission propulsion systems or wind propulsion systems for example. On this last topic, the upcoming energy transition in the shipping sector will require to re-think the way we design the engine rooms and organise our energy storage and supply onboard. Electric engine and their power source (Hydrogen-fuel cell combination, battery, super-capacitor or methanol in combustion engine or high temperature fuel cell) requires much more than buying new components and connecting them. The energy and power architecture of a vessel is crucial to succeed in this transition and to build successful vessels. This must be tackle as a whole at the very beginning of the concept.

ADVICE, PERFORMANCE PREDICTION & OPTIMISATION

Our group of experts uses numerical techniques to develop and optimise performance of your systems and their control. Design optimisation are usually performed by means of CFD techniques, as well as time domain techniques where your own controls can be applied. We can also assist in the design and performance assessment of crane operations, launch and recovery systems, motion compensation platform, geometry of internal dock /moonpool/swimming pool and related risk of sloshing for example. Any system onboard, directly acting on the ship performance or being part of the operations at sea, can be optimised and checked before being integrated.

ADVICE, PERFORMANCE PREDICTION & OPTIMISATION

Our group of experts uses numerical techniques to develop and optimise performance of your systems and their control. Design optimisation are usually performed by means of CFD techniques, as well as time domain techniques where your own controls can be applied. We can also assist in the design and performance assessment of crane operations, launch and recovery systems, motion compensation platform, geometry of internal dock /moonpool/swimming pool and related risk of sloshing for example. Any system onboard, directly acting on the ship performance or being part of the operations at sea, can be optimised and checked before being integrated.

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 system. When controls are an important part of the system performance, we advice to perform verification by means of model tests, where we mimic the operation in realistic conditions and bring your own control systems in the loop.

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 system. When controls are an important part of the system performance, we advice to perform verification by means of model tests, where we mimic the operation in realistic conditions and bring your own control systems in the loop.

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 Operations 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 Operations at Sea team and Ships team.

PERFORMANCE MONITORING & 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 & 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.