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Meet the nominees of the Maritime Awards Gala 2017

Meet the nominees of the Maritime Awards Gala 2017
September 2017 - In just under 7 weeks, the Dutch maritime sector will gather at the RDM Onderzeebootloods (submarine warehouse) in Rotterdam, ready for the launch of the Maritime Awards. In the meantime, we are bursting with excitement whilst awaiting the winners to be announced on Monday 6th November 2017.

Faster insight into the risk of submarine pressure hull collapse

Faster insight into the risk of submarine pressure hull collapse
August 2017 - "We have to dive, otherwise they can see us!" The commander is forced to pass the submarine, which finds itself in hostile danger, beyond the operational depth. A realistic scenario involving huge risks. If the submarine dives deeper than the outer pressure hull can handle, it may collapse. The commander must be able to make decisions quickly and carefully in emergency situations and...

Masterclass Submarine Academy: a deep dive into the complex world of submarines

Masterclass Submarine Academy: a deep dive into the complex world of submarines
August 2017 - The Netherlands has a unique marine cluster in which navy, knowledge institutes and companies jointly design and build naval vessels. All the disciplines needed to develop and design a naval vessel are represented within this cluster. The strength of this cooperation has among other things been proven with the submarines of the Walrus Class, which may rightly be called one of the best submarines in the world. Thanks to the...

Marijn Hage of Nevesbu nominated for Maritime Design Award 2017

Marijn Hage of Nevesbu nominated for Maritime Design Award 2017
July 2017 - Marijn Hage, naval architect at Nevesbu, has been nominated for the Maritime Design Award of 2017. What began as his thesis later developed onwards and produced the innovative Volume Estimation Tool (VET) with support from the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) of the Dutch Ministry of Defence. The tool is one of a set of design tools for submarines developed by DMO, knowledge institutions and industry. The winner of the...

Capability upgrade & life extension projects , some lessons learned

Capability upgrade & life extension projects , some lessons learned
August 2016 - Instead of exchanging older vessels for new ones, naval and offshore vessels are often modernised or converted for a new lease of life. With a proper approach, such projects can be a low cost and low risk solution. Years of experience in Life Extension and Conversion projects have taught us that such 'brownfield' projects encounter various generic difficulties. Common issues include risk allocation, planning...
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