Motion Compensation Technology

Come hell or high water, Dutch innovation rules the waves when it comes to compensating pitch and roll motion on floating barges. As more and more windfarms, for instance, are being built offshore, any innovation which lowers the expense and increases the safety of working in adverse weather conditions at sea is a welcome breakthrough.

Motion Compensation Technology

Motion compensation improves operations

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Deeper water depths

Dutch company Barge Master has developed versatile and innovative systems which compensate motion aboard floating barges for heave, roll, and pitch movements up to 3 metres in height size (Hs). This can increase working time by 300-500 per cent in marine environments. The systems help offshore companies meet their planning targets while substantially reducing costs. In addition, they make working conditions safer and generally improve workability.

By eliminating vessel motions Barge Master ensures safe and cost effective lifting operations in rough offshore conditions. Up until recently, working time offshore was largely governed by prevailing sea and weather conditions. Anything above 0.5 meters, required costly Jack-up barges, anchored on the sea-floor. Barge Master can be used for deeper water depths. It can also be installed on existing vessels, barges, and cranes.

Motion compensation improves operations

Barge Master helps customers to be more competitive in their core offshore operations in the Oil & Gas, Offshore Wind, Heavy Civil, and Marine Salvage industries. By increasing the working window and increasing efficiency, the system reduces unnecessary emissions and transportation. This technology means the heavy winds, which generate sustainable energy for homes, no longer form a barrier to constructing wind farms in rough waters.

Sustainable Urban Delta

The inherent complexities and pressures associated with densely populated urban areas are second nature to the Dutch. Over many centuries, authorities, industries, knowledge institutes, and citizens have striven to develop integrated approaches and a holistic vision to enable sustainable development of the urban environment – the Sustainable Urban Delta.

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