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Mooring, Dynamic Positioning and Operations

This group’s expertise is concentrated on hydrodynamic loads on floating structures, and focuses on mooring systems, dynamic positioning (DP) and vortex-induced vibrations (VIV). We analyse wave loads and loading effects on floating structures, as well as model testing in the Ocean Basin and the Towing Tank for moored and dynamically positioned platforms and vessels.

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Marine operations, including offshore crane operations, stability, installation and removal of infrastructure, are areas in which we have traditionally occupied leading scientific and market positions.

The group's project portfolio primarily comprises analyses and studies, advanced model testing and software development (SIMO/RIFLEX/SIMA). The portfolio is a combination of strategic projects (e.g. SFI Move), software development and relatively short-term studies for industry.

The group's most important client is Statoil, but we also maintain extensive contacts with major international oil companies such as BP, Chevron, Shell and ExxonMobil. Leading companies in the supply industry, such as Aker/Kvaerner, Technip, NOV/APL, Teekay, Reinertsen Engineering, Sevan and FMC, are also among our clients.

Boat model in laboratory