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Marine Heavy Transport & Lift 2012

24 - 25 October 2012, London, UK

The marine heavy transport and lift sector has enjoyed a buoyant and growing market due to the boom in offshore oil & gas and large project cargo work. Current oil & gas prices have led to an increase in the number of offshore project requiring transportation, installation or removal of a wide range of structures and modules. The project cargo transport market has been growing, particularly power generation and refineries work in US, South America, Africa, India, Pakistan and China.

As the structures and cargo become bigger and heavier and destinations seemingly more difficult to access the market is looking for more and better equipped vessels. There are also increasing safety and greater environmental concerns for all aspects of marine operations. The new generation of heavy lift vessels designs are responding to the demand for higher lifting capacity and larger outreach. There are also an increasing number of new designs concepts aimed at servicing this increasing demand in the marine heavy transport and lift industry.

This conference, the third in the series from RINA, aims to bring together naval architects, operators, project engineers, warranty surveyors and designers to examine the various design and operational issues associated with this industry. The following papers were presented at the conference; 

The LCAC Carrier:  A Heavy-Lift Ship for the Transportation of ACVS, by G. Gougoulidis, Hellenic Navy, Greece

The Turbine Foundation Liner Concept, by J.W Brouwer, Dutch Offshore Innovators BV, Netherlands

Wave Induced Motion Prediction as Operational Decision Support for Offshore Operations, by P. Naaijen, E. Blondel-Couprie, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Feasibility of Electric Propulsion for Semi-Submersible Heavy Lift Vessels, by K. Kokkila, ABB, Finland

Enhancements in Monte Carlo Simulation in Safetrans 5, by R. Grin, Maritime Research Institute Netherlands

Effect of Porosity on the Hydrodynamic Behaviour of Oscillating Structures During Lifting Operations, by H. Wadhwa, Intecsea, Australia

Non-Linear Hydrostatic Analysis of the Floating Crane Considering the Large Angle of Inclination, by K.Y Lee, N. Ku, J.H Cha, K.P Park, Seoul National University, Korea

Removal and Installation of Modules Onto Truss Spar With DP Heavy Lift Vessel, by Z. Ayaz, G. Mclelland, P. Smith, V. McCarthy, Saipem Ltd., UK

Operability of Ballasting and Lifting Operations of Extreme Loads with Integrated Hydrodynamics (Obelics), by  G. de Vries and E.J.P.M. Frickel, Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN), Netherlands

Technical Capabilities and Cost Benefits of Dockwise Vanguard, by M. J M Seij, Dockwise, Netherlands

First Heavy Lift Super Fly Jib with Fibre Rope Stays, by G. Wender, BigLift Shipping, W. van Zonneveld, FibreMax, M. van Leeuwen, Teijin Aramid and M. te Velthuis, Huisman Equipment, Netherlands

Developments in Heavy Transport Design Calculations, by M. J A van Exsel MSc and J.B. de Jonge, Dockwise, Netherlands

Marine Domain Awareness And Safety Of Heavy Lift Operation, by S. Yasseri, Safe Sight Technology, UK

Marine Design Aspects For Large Modules On Heavy Transport Vessels, by A.P Crowle, CB&I, UK

Heavy Lift Transport of 231m LHD from Spain To Australia, by A. Van Ginkel , Dockwise, Netherlands, and A. Méndez and  F. Lago, Navantia, Spain


ISBN No: 978-1-909024-05-2

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