6 Statoil on the importance of JIPs Report interviews Tone Vestbøstad, Statoil’s Specialist Marine Hydrodynamics,
about the value of JIPs with a focus on their role in the offshore wind industry.
9 Defining the Nautical Safety Profile MARIN is working together with the industry to develop the Nautical Safety
Profile for operations and risk management.
10 Joining forces to capture extreme loads A new JIP called Screenin’ aims to reduce the statistical uncertainties of
wave-in-deck load estimates.
11 Floating cities: our future is on the water MARIN is working together with the social enterprise and collaboration platform
‘Blue21’ to create a floating city.
12 Bilge keel damping from in-field motion measurements Chevron worked with MARIN on a novel approach to characterise the actual
damping for an FSPO in real world conditions.
14 Improved design methods for wave impacts on offshore wind turbines This year the WiFi JIPs came to a close. More than 250,000 wave events have been simulated.
16 JIPs - sharing experiences and building knowledge Joint Industry Projects are still one of the most important steps in the development,
sharing and application of knowledge.
18 Free basin time for SME concept testing To stimulate Dutch maritime innovation, MARIN invited Small & Medium Enterprises
to test their concepts for free in 2016.
20 Advancements in operability assessment for maintenance on offshore wind turbines Report looks at the achievements of the Offshore Maintenance JIP.
22 Long-term structural integrity monitoring of Bonga FPSO gets underway In December 2016 MARIN successfully commissioned the Advisory Hull Monitoring System onboard the Bonga FPSO.
24 FLNG ASV - Bridging engineering to operations In support of the operational phase to install and commission Shell’s FLNG Prelude
in northwest Australia, MARIN was contracted to conduct a feasibility study.
26 Marine hazards to subsea cables and pipelines MARIN contributed to the development of a Risk Based Burial Depth method.
27 MARINnovatief 2017 results in seven new exploratory projects
Bas Buchner President
For me the vision above offers a stimulating perspective: renewable energy and sustainable transport, coupled to the offshore and shipping technology of the future. It connects the sustainable development goals to the future economy. It links people, planet and profit. And with more than 70 percent of our planet covered with oceans, there is a future for our field: floating ports and cities to cope with rising sea levels and overpopulated cities. Renewable energy at sea, deepsea mining and food from the sea, like seaweed, algae and fish, zero-emission ships that travel autonomously underwater…
This is what MARIN wants to stimulate, for instance our initiative to have a ‘Blue Week’. There is enough work for us as offshore engineers: our future is blue!
Is this a dream? No, it is the future vision of Wärtsilä. We came across this during our project ‘Blueprint 2050, the Maritime Sector Beyond the Horizon’. More than 60 naval architects and marine engineers in The Netherlands brainstormed about what maritime concepts and shipbuilding technology we could see in 2050 and the required research to achieve this. It was a stimulating process. In times of a downturn in the offshore oil & gas business and a crisis on the international shipping and shipbuilding markets, it is important to look forward!
To imagine the future in 35 years, we also looked back 35 years. It was the time that pocket calculators were replacing sliding rulers, when Ronald Reagan became US President, and when our offshore industry still thought that 100 metres was deep water… In 35 years a lot can change!
Imagine a blue ocean and a field of floating wind turbines. Close to this field lies a circular floating port, where the electricity of the turbines is trans- formed into hydrogen. Slowly the port is moving in the waves and tides. Around the port there are finger piers and autonomous ships are moored there, ready to bring the hydrogen to ports around the world. One arrival is a giant submarine, just emerging from underwater.
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