Anticipating vessel behavior at sea
To ensure an asset’s operability, safety and comfort at sea, owners must know how they will perform well before they ever see open water. Calculating an asset’s behavior at sea and ability to withstand waves is particularly challenging at high speeds. Vessels encounter a different set of problems in shallow waters, where modeling and calculation must be accurate. Design offices, shipyards, operators and shipowners need to have the right seakeeping expertise during the design phase, as this data forms the basis of all other studies, such as those concerning mooring, maneuverability and structural design.
With decades of hydrodynamics expertise, BV Solutions M&O offers a wide range of services to increase assets’ efficiency, operability, safety and comfort. Our in-house tools and state-of-the-art software are widely renowned and used throughout the marine and offshore industries today.
BV Solutions M&O’s seakeeping studies ensure safety, de-risking, compliance with regulations, and comfort, from the design stage onward.
By maximizing an asset’s operability, we enhance profitability and extend its lifetime use.
In the case where expected performance levels are not reached, we support our clients to improve their asset’s behavior.
We identify which mitigation devices (fins, antiroll tanks, etc.) should go with each asset according to different operating conditions.
We work to predict asset operability, both for standard floating assets and dynamically positioned vessels
Head of Fluid and Dynamic Team
BV Solutions M&O
Seakeeping calculations are needed at the start of vessel design. The data collected forms the basis for all the studies that come afterwards, so it needs to be performed carefully and methodically. It goes without saying that you need the right expertise from the start of the project.