Marine Heavy Transport and Lift IV
29-30 October 2014, London, UK
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The marine heavy transport and lift sector has enjoyed a buoyant and growing market due to the boom in offshore renewables and large project cargo work. The rapidly growing Wind Farm sector in particular has increased 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 Fourth 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. Papers are invited on all related topics including the following:
• Current design and operational experience
• Float over and float off; offshore discharge
• Station keeping
• Propulsion system redundancy
• Ballast control, stability and stress monitoring
• Weather routing
• Design criteria for short trip scenarios
• Extreme cribbing loads
• Risk management
Selected papers may be published in the Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
Click here to download the Heavy Lift IV call for papers.
Submit an Abstract
If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912.
Selected papers include:
MARINE DESIGN ASPECTS OF LARGE OFFSHORE MODULES, Alan Crowle, Naval Architect, Cb&I, UK
DESIGN OF TOWED TRANSPORTS USING VOYAGE SIMULATION TECHNIQUES, Grin, R., Maritime Research Institute Netherlands, the Netherlands, Ofosu-Apeasah, E., Ministry of Defence, Salvage & Marine Operations Project Team, UK, Vermeulen, K-J., Boskalis Offshore, the Netherlands
A SUPPORT TOOL FOR ASSESSING THE RISKS OF HEAVY LIFT VESSEL LOGISTICS IN THE INSTALLATION OF OFFSHORE WIND FARMS, E. Barlowa, D. Tezcaner Ozturk, S. Day, E. Boulougouris, M. Revie, K. Akartunali, University of Strathclyde, UK
HYDRODYNAMIC INTERACTION BETWEEN FLOATING STRUCTURES DURING HEAVY LIFT OPERATIONS
IS IT WORTH ANALYSING?, Zafer Ayaz, Reynald Gervelas, Mohamed Safsafi, Antons Slozkins, Nan Xie, Saipem Ltd., UK
REAL TIME SIMULATIONS OF MULTI VESSEL LIFT OPERATIONS IN DIFFERENT WEATHER CONDITIONS, Dr F. Sterlini, AMARCON, the Netherlands, W. Knijnenburg MSc, Tree C Technology B.V., the Netherlands
REAL TIME WAVE INDUCED VESSEL MOTION PREDICTION TO ENHANCE OPERABILITY AND SAFETY OF OFFSHORE OPERATIONS, Peter Naaijen, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
OPERATIONAL BASED METHOD, M Deleen, Dockwise, the Netherlands
TRANSPORTATION AND INSTALLATION OF SYLWIN ALPHA CONVERTER PLATFORM BASE FRAME, Roy Weustink, Section Head Naval Architecture, Seaway Heavy Lifting, the Netherlands
DISCONNECTABLE FPSO BUOY REPLACEMENT USING INSTALLATION VESSELS SKANDI HERCULES, SKANDI BERGEN AND SKANDI STORD, Upendra Malla, KBR, USA
DETAILED, STRUCTURED PLANNING MITIGATES RISK TO SAFELY ACHIEVE FIRST-OF-CLASS HEAVY LIFT BALLAST TESTING, Dannelly Brown, NASSCO, USA
Registration and Payment
|Registration Fee (Inc VAT)||By 30/09/2014||After 30/09/2014|
|Concessions (retired/students, etc)||£330||£330|
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Attendance at the Influence of Marine Heavy Transport and Lift conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate