In 2013 a vessel moving berth suddenly felt a large shudder, and all people realized she had run aground at the stern. The impact of the impact was immediately recognized, as the steering gear was not able to be implemented. The severity of the rudder damage and horn was only noticeable upon drydocking. Careful discussions, […]
The review to extend a new build vessel was undertaken at MBM. The original vessel design was reviewed based on potential markets and operational conditions to provide an optimum working solution. The focus of the project was on operations. Defining the number of cranes, their frame location, the stability at these frames during lifting operations, […]
This vessel is being developed internally by MBM. It is now nearing the point for seakeeping analysis , hydrodynamics, slamming effects etc. Over the past years MBM has been heavily involved with the many project cargo and offshore wind energy transportation and also with the assistance of the transport to the installation sites. Thus, MBM […]
The initial operational details are provided to MBM. A general arrangement of the vessel will now be undertaken for each vessel based on the requirements from the shipowners. Each vessel requires different fuels systems, and thus a complete storyboard and service providers need to contacted to undertake each initial design review.
The initial discussion is presented to MBM. Within hours MBM team have a working potential solution to remove all visibility issues for the transportation of the tripiles on the deck of the vessel. A steel structure will need to be designed, and operational plan for lifting and loading the tripiles will need to be presented. […]
Assessing the rules and regulations of certain vessels, and undertaking stability , damage stability, tank strength analysis, it is potentially possible to increase some vessels dwt capacity and thus increase their revenue potential or increase their Net Worth on todays Brokerage market. For information on this service you should contact MBM.
Transportation costs are always an issue, as well as defining an optimised solution that will work in many variable vessel configurations. Understanding the operations of loading, stowage and securing, as well as the vessel environmental factors to include the vessel steel structure, plays a large role in determining a workable and safe combined solution for […]
The addition of Gas tanks on a coaster vessel proves to be effective for the operations regarding offshore contracts. The main topics discussed considered from an engineer’s point of view with the conversion are, maintaining access to all equipment, quick release change design, removal of deck deflection which may cause stress-fractures at the pipe connection, […]
When MBM was approached to conceive a solution to transport 1,000,000 tons of sludge water, it first seamed simplistic analysis of a free surface within a hold. However, as the project gained momentum, the detail design to solve all issues of settling during transport, loading and discharge were considered, it quickly became apparent that a […]
We would to thank all the people that visited our Booth at the successful Breakbulk conference in Antwerp. There were many new people in the industry and although the atmosphere within the industry has rather mellowed in recent years, it was good to hear potential, although a small amount, of future optimism amongst the knowledgeable […]