4th International Conference on Technology and Operation of Offshore Support Vessels was held in NUSS – The Graduate Club, National University of Singapore from 16-17 August 2011. The OSV Singapore 2011 marks another milestone reached in the last eight years as a platform for exchange of ideas for innovation and technology development for the OSV community in Singapore and all over the world.
This edited book is concerned with a wide range of vessel types including anchor handling tug/supply vessels, offshore supply vessels, multipurpose support/supply vessels, diving support vessels, multipurpose construction vessels, pipe laying vessels, accommodation barges, crew boats, large crane vessels, etc. It will be of interest to ship designers, shipbuilders, owners & operators, drilling contractors and installation contractors for understanding future needs and challenges, as the search for hydrocarbons moves into deeper waters.
Themes addressed includes:
Cavitation Erosion Dynamics: Some Observations
A Most Complex and Technologically Advanced Vessel
System Design and Handling of Liquid Chemicals in Bulk on OSVs
Use of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) as Fuel in Offshore Supply Vessels
New Generation Deep Water OSVs for Oil and Gas Operation
A 500 Tons AHT Winch with ECO-Pull Drive Technology
Regulatory Developments and Their Practical Implementation in Today’s Rapidly Developing OSV & TUG Markets
Environmental Forces for Dynamic Positioning: Ships vs. Semi-Submersibles
Increased Operational Performance of OSVs by Onboard DC Grid
Modeling and Dynamic Positioning Simulation of OD21 Drill Ship
Conservator or Innovator? Prescriptive vs. Function Based Classification Rules
Integrating Innovative Vessel Designs and Systems to Enhance Performance and Safety
The Multi-Facet Nature of OSV’s Stability
Design and Build Challenges for Vessels in Offshore Wind Farming
Smart Modification of Early-Stage Structural CAD Models
Need for a Comprehensive “OSV Code”
Readership: Designers, consultants, shipbuilders, owners, operators, manufacturers, regulators, researchers, academicians and students with an interest in OSV design, technology, building and operation.