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Marine Heavy Transport & Lift 2008

27 - 28 February 2008, 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;  

World's Largest Monohull Heavy Lift Vessel with Single Mast Crane, by R. W. Rietveldt, Ulstein-Sea of Solutions and H. Weterings, Huisman-Itrec, Netherlands

Deflection and Strength as Design Aspects of Heavy Lift Multi-Purpose Ships, by E-D. Egge, J. Rallies and J. Wollert, Germanischer Lloyd, Germany.

Case Studies of Ocean Transports Using The SafeTrans Simulator, by A. Aalbers, Marin, C. Cooper, Chevron Energy Technology Company, S. Quinn, U. K. Ministry of Defence, C. Leenaars, Leenaars BV, K-J. Vermeulen and S. Scholten, Jumbo Shipping, J. Vavasour, Mathews Daniel and R. Verwey, BigLift Shipping BV.

Float-Over Installation in West Africa, by D. Honig and M. Rozeboom, Heerema Marine Contractors B.V, Netherlands.

Float-Over Operations Using Dynamically Positioned Vessels, by M. Beerendonk, NMA Maritime and Offshore Contractors BV, Netherlands, N. Groves and R. Palmer, Noble Denton Consultants Limited, UK

Transport & Installation of 2 APL STL Buoys with A DP2 Heavy Lift Vessel, by R. L. Krabbendam, Jumbo Offshore Vof, Netherlands.

P54 Flare Boom Installation by Sheerleg Floating Crane 'Kaisei', by L. Ming, Morlinc Pte Ltd, Singapore.

Subsea Heavy Lifting: Vigdis Project Case Study and Beyond, by C. R. Lloyd, Saipem UK Ltd.

Dish and FRDS: Helping The Industry To Deploy Subsea Hardware In Ultra-Deep Water, by R. G. Standing and G. E. Jackson, BMT Fluid Mechanics Limited, N. Charles, BMT Marine Projects Limited, R. O Snell, BP, and G. Trowbridge, OTM Consulting Limited, UK

An Accurate and Efficient Hydrodynamic Analysis Method For Offshore Discharge Operations, by J. B. de Jonge and O. A. J. Peters, Dockwise Shipping BV and R. H. M. Huijsmans, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

The Application of CFD For Marine Heavy Transport and Lifting Projects, by Z. Ayaz, Saipem UK Ltd, UK.

Measurement Campaign for Validating the Motion Response Calculations of Heavy Transport Vessels and Fatigue Monitoring, by A. J. Bos, Hydrographic and Marine Consultants BV (HMC), Netherlands.

Real-Time Motion Monitoring: "Decision Support" and "Fatigue Lift Consumption, by A. Lenting, Siri Marine BV, Netherlands.

Risk Management with Real Options in Heavy Lift Shipping Projects, by S. Pardo and A. Molano, University of Nantes, France.

Bulky Sea Transport Based On Ship Response Weather Routing, by H. Rathje and A. Kohlmoos, Germanischer Lloyd (GL), and H-J Baker, Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land (SAL), Germany.

Response Based Weather-Routing and Operation Planning of Heavy Transport Vessels, by L. J. M. Adegeest, AMARCON, Netherlands.


ISBN No: 978-1-905040-44-5

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