Port and vessel operators seek efficient, safe operations at minimum costs for their new or existing marine facilities.

Moving ships and berths can often cause unsafe situations in ports and can result in significant downtime. Understanding how a moored vessel responds to its environment and mitigating these effects can ultimately make the difference between a profitable port and a costly one.

Mooring analysis

Supporting you all the way

Royal HaskoningDHV can help calculate and model the dynamic behaviour of moored vessels, providing valuable insight and advice into a specific situation.

Analysis that delivers

Powerful mooring analysis software was first made available in the industry in 1997, and since then, we have helped our clients to understand and optimise the design of marine developments. The methodology that we use is called Dynamic Mooring Analysis (DMA).

Using this analysis, our specialists assist our clients to optimise their marine facilities, which can help result in a reduction of CAPEX, the optimisation of existing marine infrastructure (including predicting the uptime of a facility), as well as increased cargo-handling efficiency. It also enables us to increase understanding of limits to reduce operational expenditure, increase safety and investigate incidents effectively.

Our Mooring Analysis and Optimisation team is dedicated to help you with:

  • optimisation of port layout
  • comparison of mooring systems
  • design of mooring layouts
  • structural design of mooring facilities
  • analysis of vessel  movements
  • uptime analysis and improvement

To improve the mooring Royal HaskoningDHV uses innovative mooring system system likes Cavotec MoorMaster™ and ShoreTension®. Cavotec MoorMaster™ is a vacuum-based automated mooring technology that eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines. ShoreTension® is a flexible stand-alone mooring system based on a permanent tension of mooring lines without the need for constant external energy. Both systems reduce the movements of a moored vessel which can be caused by strong winds, currents or passing vessels – and with that, it also reduces the down-time of the terminal.