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The installation for the HKZ Alpha project will be performed by one of Heerema’s newest vessels, Sleipnir. (Photo: Heerema Marine Contractors)

Heerema Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha Project

contractor said.Heerema said the installation will be performed by one of the company’s newest vessels, the semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir, which is not only the largest crane vessel in the world, it can also operate in shallow waters.During the tender preparations Heerema used its Simulation Center to explore the feasibility of the jacket and topside installation by Sleipnir in this shallow water location close to shore, the company said.CEO Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven: "Heerema is very excited to support Petrofac and TenneT in the development of this project in the North Sea.

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Forum Unveils eROV Simulator Training

announced on Wednesday that it has now added the eROV to its choice of vehicles within the simulator. The new lightweight and ergonomically designed eROV Hand Controller console can also be interfaced to VMAX to allow pilots to be trained in the use of the new console.The VMAX software is a 3D ROV simulation system which is predominantly used for the training and evaluation of ROV pilots. It can also be utilized by subsea engineering teams for modeling and verification of procedures involving intervention tasks for subsea equipment.The system provides a variety of ROV scenarios designed to test pilots&rsquo

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Contemporary UUV Propulsor Design

;s ability to develop useful axial thrust from the rotational energy.Therefore, many propulsor design projects start with prediction of a vehicle’s drag and hull-propulsor coefficients (wake fraction and thrust deduction) using the NavCad® software for hydrodynamic and propulsion system simulation. A specific submersible vehicle module provides robust prediction capabilities for torpedo-like UUV hull forms.Image: HydrocompDriveOn the other side of the Propulsor is the Drive, which will typically be an electric motor. Motors vary in electrical characteristics, but the critical data for propulsor

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MarTID '19 Survey: Deadline Extended

MarTID report presents clear data that must be understood by everyone in the maritime industry – especially those involved in training. That data reveals a clear transformation away from traditional training practices, and toward modern learning technologies such as internet-based e-learning and simulation.There are important messages here for all operators – both in terms of what is happening in the industry, and what it says about our acceptance of non-traditional practices in the industry. It will affect the industry across a variety of domains – operational, regulatory, budgetary

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New Tech Simulates Methane Hydrate Recovery

in order to lift the methane hydrate to the surface.The newly developed technology from MES-HD and Fukuoka University simulates multiphase flows inside lifting pipes, which allows consideration of the dissociation of shallow methane hydrate and can also be applied to the gas lifting method.The lifting simulation aims to assist in the design of various devices including seabed drilling equipment, lifting pipes, and gas processing equipment onboard resource recovery vessels. It will also enable support for the safe and efficient operation of shallow methane hydrate lifting equipment and gas processing equipment

Gulf of Mexico Sea-surface altitude indicating surface current speed (Image: Louisiana State University / NOAA)

New Research on Gulf of Mexico Loop Current

Award Amount: $1,229,424Project Director: Stephan Howden (University of Southern Mississippi)Project Team Affiliation: University of Southern Mississippi in cooperation with CODAR Ocean Sensors, Shell, and Rutgers UniversityInforming the Loop Current Campaign: Data Compilation to Improve Understanding, Simulation and Prediction of the Loop Current SystemThis project will design, develop, deploy, and maintain an information system to digitally compile, update, analyze, and make publicly accessible physical oceanographic and hydrographic data from Gulf of Mexico Loop Current field studies. The system will

Source: MarTID 2018

Transformation in Maritime Industry Training

MarTID report presents clear data that must be understood by everyone in the maritime industry – especially those involved in training. That data reveals a clear transformation away from traditional training practices, and toward modern learning technologies such as internet-based e-learning and simulation.There are important messages here for all operators – both in terms of what is happening in the industry, and what it says about our acceptance of non-traditional practices in the industry. It will affect the industry across a variety of domains – operational, regulatory, budgetary

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Aker Solutions, Siemens Join Forces To Strengthen Digital Offerings

will bring in its domain expertise and sector-specific digital offerings in field development, asset performance and integrity, while Siemens will provide a wide range of digital offerings for the process industries - ranging from automation equipment to software applications for engineering and simulation."We are excited to strengthen our existing relationship with Siemens", said Dean Watson, Aker Solutions' chief operating officer. "By working together to develop and deploy advanced digital solutions, we will allow our customers to liberate data and solve important engineering

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can be used to provide an accurate simulation of the response of complex offshore floating structures under realistic sea states, including extreme weather conditions. (Image: HR Wallingford)

New Tools Optimize the Design of Floating Renewable Energy Devices

using Proteus open-source software, and Multi-Body Dynamics (MBD) using the Chrono open-source solver.  Both models have been thoroughly validated separately and together.Dr. Aggelos Dimakopoulos, Senior Engineer at HR Wallingford, added, “We have put a special focus on the fully dynamic simulation of mooring cables, as they can significantly affect station‑keeping and the overall response of the device, which in turn affects its energy extraction efficiency.”Watch a simulation of the response of a floating offshore renewable energy device:Michael Case, Renewable Energy Lead at HR Wallingfor

Dr. Steve Pearce (Photo: ASL)

ASL Hires Acoustics Scientist Pearce

of his thesis were the introduction and analysis of simple and effective beamforming methods applied in a novel context. These methods are designed to attenuate multipath interference while preserving the seafloor return, and the effectiveness of these methods was established through theory, simulation, and numerous field studies.Prior to joining ASL, Pearce was a System Engineer at Kongsberg Mesotech and managed projects relating to singlebeam and multibeam sonar systems. At Mesotech, he gained experience in many aspects of the product lifecycle, including requirements gathering and refinement

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Emerson’s Launches Roxar RMS 11

and an enhanced user experience.An improved user experience including a more flexible and faster data tree; new navigation and visualization editing tools to Emerson’s Model-Driven Interpretation (MDI) tools; a new well event creation job that simplifies the generation of well data for flow simulations; and extended user-control in the generation of multi-segmented well data for flow simulations.A new technology plug-in that extends RMS 11’s functionality and positions it for future web and cloud-enabled workflows; enhancements to the Roxar Application Programming Interface (API) that

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