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Marine Heavy Transport & Lift 2005

20 - 21 September 2005, London, UK

The need to lift and transport increasingly large and hevy components has led to the design of several "Heavy Lift" ships. These components can be anything from dockside cranes and oil platforms to damaged vessels or anything too big to be carried on a conventional cargo ship. The carriage of such large items presents a variety of problems that must be overcome by the naval architect. Each type of item presents a different selection of problems and requires a different solutions.

The conference aims to bring together naval architects, operators, warranty surveyors and design enginers to examine the various issues and design solutions.  The following papers were presented at the conference;  

Exceeding the Limits, from 60 to 60,000 tons in 50 years, by R Krabbendam, Jumbo/Kahn Scheepvaart and M Beerendonk, Dockwise Shipping BV, Netherlands

Lessons Learned from the Dry Transportation of Large Floating Production Units, by A Morandi, American Global Maritime Inc., USA

Container Crane Transport Options: Self-Propelled Ship versus Towed Barge, by F van Hoorn, Argonautics Marine Engineering, USA

Float-over Installation - A Cost Effective Option, by P K Suresh and C Varghese, National Petroleum Construction Company, UAE

HLV Transports - DNV Guidelines for Calculation of Cribbing Friction, by P Ø Alvcer, DNVMarine Operations (VMO), Norway

Cribbing and Sea fastening Designs for Floating Cargoes, by J van der Eng, Dockwise Shipping BV, Netherlands, R Kaper, Dockwise, Australia and W Leenders, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

A Practical Method of Incorporating Breakout Forces in Dynamic Lift/Raising Analysis, by T Sarkar and D Hakobian, Saipem UK Limited, UK

An Integrated System for the Derivation of Sea-going Forces and its Application to the Transportation of Warship Hull Blocks, by L C McDougall, Henry Abram & Sons Ltd and J A MacSween and C Davies, Malin Marine Consultants Ltd, UK

Dynamic Analysis and Simulation of Offshore Marine Operations, by P C Sandvik and H Ormberg, Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute AS (MARINTEK), Norway.

Strain Analyses and Fatigue Engineering in Heavy Lift Transportation and Towages ­ SafePlan, by T Bos, Hydrographic and Marine Consultants BV (HMC), L Leusink, Fairmount Marine BV and F Melger, ARGOSS, Netherlands

Weather Routing and Motion Monitoring in Heavy Transports, by H de Groot, Dockwise, A Lenting, Siri Marine and R van Peer, Meteo Consult, Netherlands

Design Criteria for Weather Routed Transport, by A Aalbers, MARIN, Netherlands, R Nataraja, Noble Denton Europe,  UK and S Anink, Dockwise Transport BV, Netherlands

A New Approach to Criteria for Heavy Lift Transportation, by J Dingwall, S Free, H Lawes, J Lloyd, R Palmer and J Ridehalgh, Noble Denton Europe, UK


ISBN No: 1-905040-15-6

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