24 Apr 2017

Ports around the world face a huge task of redeveloping and building new terminals in order to handle the increasing size of ships and remain viable. Next week, Royal HaskoningDHV is sponsoring an Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) seminar entitled ‘A Digital Future for Ports’, which aims to explore the digital innovations that will shape the future of port engineering.

Taking place in London on April 24th, Royal HaskoningDHV’s Senior Dynamic Mooring Specialist, Alex van Deyzen will be speaking at the event on the topic of optimising mooring needs.

As part of his presentation Alex will outline the benefits of using numerical modelling to determine and improve moored ship behaviour. He will also showcase some examples of projects where Royal HaskoningDHV has used its Dynamic Mooring Analysis (DMA), which has helped achieve improvedthroughput figures by over 10% in some ports.

Alex van Deyzen commented: “We understand how important it is for port and vessel operators to have efficient, sustainable and safe mooring operations which are built for the future. Digital innovation is a really important part of ensuring that future, and our use of numerical modelling is helping port operators to improve safety and efficiency, and ultimately reduce operating costs.”

The numerical modelling of the response of floating structures to wind, wave and current is a technology which has widely been used in the offshore industry. Royal HaskoningDHV uses it to determine the behaviour of moored ships in ports and nearshore areas, the benefits of which can be huge: “The continuous increase in vessel size and operations increasingly moving offshore to more exposed locations means that safe mooring is becoming quite a challenge. Digital innovations such as the numerical modelling of moored ship behaviour will have a huge impact on port design and operations in the future. We look forward to demonstrating our extensive expertise in this area,” concluded Alex.

Royal HaskoningDHV’s dedicated team of experts has studied the dynamic behaviour of moored ships in almost 100 port developments over the last 15 years. With a number of naval architects forming a part of the DMA team, this is a core area of the company’s expertise.

Alex will be joined at the event by his colleagues Mike Ramsay, Technical Director, and Ben Hodgkin, Principal Engineer for Maritime and Aviation at Royal HaskoningDHV.

For more information about the ICE seminar, please visit: www.ice-ports.com.

To find out more about Royal HaskoningDHV’s Dynamic Mooring Analysis expertise, click here.

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For more information about the ICE seminar, please visit: www.ice-ports.com

Dynamic Mooring Analysis

To find out more about Royal HaskoningDHV’s Dynamic Mooring Analysis expertise, click here.


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