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TRANSPORT AND SHIPPING

TRANSPORT AND SHIPPING

About 90% of international trade is transported by sea. By combining our hydrodynamic and nautical expertise with knowledge of propulsion systems and of logistic and operational aspects we make transport by water cleaner, smarter and safer.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

With our experience, databases and low fidelity robust tools, we can help you making the right choice on basis of functional requirements, mission statement or operational profile. Trends, feasibility, risks, possibilities are necessary for further design choices. Our support includes the evaluation of hull types, propulsion systems (types but also including energy carriers and bunkering consequences, emission level, range, investment and return of investment expectations), control devices, expected operability and service profile. In case of fleet renewal, we make use of existing operational data (AIS or on board measurements) to benchmark the new concepts. For wind propulsion or wind assistance, we make use of scenario simulations to determine the wind potential on given route and help you evaluating the potential gains.

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

With our experience, databases and low fidelity robust tools, we can help you making the right choice on basis of functional requirements, mission statement or operational profile. Trends, feasibility, risks, possibilities are necessary for further design choices. Our support includes the evaluation of hull types, propulsion systems (types but also including energy carriers and bunkering consequences, emission level, range, investment and return of investment expectations), control devices, expected operability and service profile. In case of fleet renewal, we make use of existing operational data (AIS or on board measurements) to benchmark the new concepts. For wind propulsion or wind assistance, we make use of scenario simulations to determine the wind potential on given route and help you evaluating the potential gains.

ADVICE, PERFORMANCE PREDICTION & OPTIMISATION

Potential and expected performance of selected concept are obtained, usually by means of desk studies. In some case, concept testing is also realised at that stage to realise quick check of critical conditions. On top of the evaluation of the performance of a given design, we propose to optimise your solutions. Required power, achievable speed, effect of shallow water, behaviour in waves and operability, manoeuvrability, propeller design, appendage alignment, risk of noise or vibrations, are among the themes we realise.

ADVICE, PERFORMANCE PREDICTION & OPTIMISATION

Potential and expected performance of selected concept are obtained, usually by means of desk studies. In some case, concept testing is also realised at that stage to realise quick check of critical conditions. On top of the evaluation of the performance of a given design, we propose to optimise your solutions. Required power, achievable speed, effect of shallow water, behaviour in waves and operability, manoeuvrability, propeller design, appendage alignment, risk of noise or vibrations, are among the themes we realise.

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 vessel or system and provide you possible recommendation for improvement if deemed spotted.

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 vessel or system and provide you possible recommendation for improvement if deemed spotted.

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 Performance 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 Performance at Sea team and Ships team.

PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND 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 AND 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.