Roll-Royce Marine Norway orders seakeeping analyses (December 2004)
Amarcon has been awarded a contract by Rolls-Royce Marine Norway to carry out seakeeping analyses of two seismic vessels and to make a comparison of the ship performance of the two ships.
Dutch ministry of transport orders dedicated OCTOPUS solution (November 2004)
Amarcon has been awarded a contract by the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management to develop a dedicated version of OCTOPUS. In addition to the standard functionality of OCTOPUS, a computational tool will be included to investigate expected vertical vessel motions in the Dutch waterways under the effect of the North Sea wave climate. This new tool will allow a rapid ship-specific analysis of the risk of touching the bottom under wavy conditions in the entry-channels of Dutch ports. The software will be used in combination with databases for the local wave climate to develop safe and economic harbour entree policies for large ships.
OCTOPUS-SRA compliant with German guidelines for stability (October 2004)
Amarcon's OCTOPUS-SRA system has been extended with so called "resonance diagrams". With this functionality, the monitoring system is now compliant with the German See-BG rules for ship stability. These diagrams are updated automatically, as a function of the loading condition and measured or forecasted environmental conditions.
TOPUS-SRA demonstration on SMM Hamburg (September-October 2004)
OCTOPUS-SRA will be demonstrated on the SMM 2004 in Hamburg. Visit us in the exhibition stand of Germanischer Lloyd (Hall 12, booth gf. 150).
Huisman-Itrec orders Seaway 5.1 (September 2004)
Huisman-Itrec orders the latest release of Seaway 5.1. Seaway will be used in the design of heavy-lift crane vessels.
OCTOPUS-SRA system integrated in NACOS bridge (August 2004)
Thelatest release of OCTOPUS-SRA has been installed on the bridge of a container vessel. A further integration has been achieved by using the Conning display of the NACOS-bridge by SAM-Electronics instead of using a separate monitor. In addition to predictions of vessel behavior based on weather forecast and wave radar measurements, the latest release also monitors real time motions and stresses. The combination of forecasts with real time measurements in combination with the achieved system integration provides excellent insight in the behavior of the vessel and is used to optimize the route and avoid hazardous situations.
Allseas Lorelay equiped with OCTOPUS Monitoring System (June 2004)
OCTOPUS Decision Support System has been successfully installed on one of world?s largest pipe layers, Allseas? Lorelay. Using this integrated system, the environmental conditions are monitored and translated to ship behavior. The online forecasts are used to implement the lay contingency procedures required in the future Field Development Projects. The first pipelay vessel on full dynamic positioning, Lorelay represented a new generation. Her ship-shape allows for a high cruising speed; a large pipe storage capacity makes her less dependent on offshore pipe supply. Being able to manoeuvre precisely and safely - specifically an advantage in congested areas - and having excellent workability, she has made her mark world-wide. She has extended the limits of S-lay to water depths over 1600 meters, setting a world record in pipe lay depth, whereby further limits are currently determined by field development and mill capability rather than by Lorelay's technical capability.
OCTOPUS-SRA installed on Hamburg Express (June 2004)
OCTOPUS-SRA (Shipboard Routing Assistance) has been installed on Hapag-Lloyd containership Hamburg Express. This was the first of a series of four installations on Hapag-Lloyd vessels.
Amarcon develops new Cutter Dredger Simulator (June 2004)
Amarcon developed a new Cutter Dredger Simulator for the Belgian Belgian company Jan de Nul N.V. Jan de Nul?s fleet includes two of the world?s biggest cutter suction dredgers. Soon also the world?s biggest rock cutter dredger ?J.F.J. de Nul? will be ready for operation. Amarcon carried out the project in close co-operation with the client and the University of Gent. more...
Master Marine Denmark orders Seaway 5.1 (June 2004)
Master Marine Denmark orders the latest release of Seaway 5.1. including the Voyage Simulation Module. Master Marine provides services based on innovative methods for transport, handling, installation or removal of heavy and voluminous structures in a marine environment. The provision of services range from engineering consulting to turn key operations.
Seaway 5.1 Released (June 2004)
Release 5.1 of Seaway offers more flexibility and has been extended with the batch-processing functionality. Seaway is a frequency-domain ship motions PC program based on the linear strip theory to calculate the wave-induced loads, motions, added resistance and internal loads for six degrees of freedom of displacement ships and yachts, barges, semi-submersibles or catamarans, sailing in regular and irregular waves. read more about Seaway..
Large contract for large Hapag-Lloyd ships (January 2004)
The Hamburg-based company Hapag-Lloyd Container Line ordered four OCTOPUS-SRA (Shipboard Routing Assistance) systems for a few of the fleet?s largest containerships. The C/V ?Hamburg Express? (7,500 TEU) will be the first ship in the row of Hapag-Lloyd owned vessels equipped with OCTOPUS-SRA. The "Hamburg Express" is a ship of superlatives: she is 320 meters long and 43 meters wide and with a capacity of 100,000t can carry 7,500 standard containers (TEU), with a maximum of 17 containers stacked next to one another on deck and 16 layers on top of one another, including seven on deck. The main engine has an output of 68,640 kW or over 93,000 hp, providing a speed of over 25 knots. The propeller with its diameter of 9.1 meters and weight of 100 tonnes was at time of delivery (2001) the world's largest propeller driving a containership.
The "Hamburg Express" was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, South Korea. Three even larger Hapag-Lloyd newbuildings, which are currently under construction in South Korea, are going to be equipped with the unique OCTOPUS-SRA decision support system as well.
The OCTOPUS-SRA system is a joint development of Germanischer Lloyd and Amarcon. Features of the system are monitoring and forecast of the ship?s point of operation in actual, forecast and simulated weather conditions, loading condition, speed and course. OCTOPUS also features route optimization-functionality based on ship responses through Meteo Consult?s weather forecast package SPOS.
For more information: Germanischer Lloyd or Amarcon.