SINTEF Ocean Maritime Transport
Atmospheric pollution is the biggest challenge facing the maritime sector. SINTEF Ocean contributes its expertise, test facilities and analytical tools to the development of safe, environmentally friendly solution for shipping. In the future, we will put even more effort into ship concept analysis, vessel performance, Big Data, autonomous ships and the Zero MARITIME Research Centre for Environmentally Friendly Energy.
Energy and Machinery Laboratory
The laboratory is amongst the best equipped independent engine laboratories in Scandinavia. Well developed installations with highly specialized experimental equipment, instrumentation and dataacquisition systems, and an experienced staff are crucial assets in provision of professional customized support to our clients.
Marine Structures Laboratory
The main activities in the laboratory for marine structures are the testing of structures, structural components and materials. Typical problems involve fatigue testing, ultimate strength and collapse testing. Experimental work is often combined with analytical or numerical analysis.
The cavitation tunnel is used to investigate the hydrodynamic performance of different type of ship hulls, propulsors and other hydrodynamic objects. Propeller induced pressure fluctuations and noise as well as cavitation are investigated by means of measurements and high speed video observation. Propeller shaft and single propeller blade forces and moments can be measured using advanced in-house developed miniaturized instrumentation, in addition to standard thrust and torque measurements.
The Ocean Basin Laboratory is used for basic as well as applied research on marine structures and operations. A total environmental simulation including wind, waves and current offers a unique possibility for testing of models in realistic conditions. With a depth of 10 metres and a water surface of 50x80m the Ocean Basin Laboratory is an excellent tool for investigation of existing or future challenges within marine technology.
The models to be tested in the hydrodynamic laboratories at SINTEF Ocean are manufactured in our engineering workshop. In production of both hull- and propeller models, high accuracy and use of skilled experienced people are of the utmost importance.
The main activity of the towing tanks is related to investigation of hydrodynamic performance of ships. This includes resistance, propulsion, seakeeping in head and following seas, and directional stability tests with free running models. The tanks are equipped with two carriages: One for towing up to 10 m/s for traditional calm water tests and a second carriage for seakeeping tests and other tests performed with fixed or free-running models.
RACE Digital Cage
A digital platform for monitoring and visualisation of aquaculture net cages and fish distribution based on sensors, real-time simulations and data assimilation (theoretical, mathematical models combined with observations).
Ocean engineering collaboration across the Atlantic
In March 2020, SINTEF Ocean signed a collaboration agreement with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to advance research and innovation in ocean engineering. This new collaboration was announced virtually on June 17, 2021.
Using space technology for autonomous maritime transport and operations
SINTEF Ocean has joined forces with the European Space Organisation (ESA). Together we will contribute to the development of safe and effective autonomous maritime transport and operations, increased security at sea and improved coastal monitoring.
SINTEF Ocean joins Aker and World Economic Forum's worldwide network for ocean data
C4IR Ocean aims to establish the world's largest and most comprehensive platform for data from the ocean space realm. Together with SINTEF Ocean, and the other 16 partners in the centre, the platform will lay the groundwork for developing sustainable, ocean-based solutions for the future.