First Nomination for IADC Safety Award Goes to Jan De Nul

The Safety Committee has chosen eight nominations for the IADC Safety Award with one nomination to be announced every Monday per week, starting from 25 July, 2016.

The first nomination is for Jan De Nul Australia’s “Fully Automated TSHD Mooring” system.

During the dredging and reclamation works of Brisbane Airport Corporation, the company installed a Cavotec Moormaster system for a safe mooring operation.

The MoorMaster is a fully automated mooring system, using large vacuum pads, installed on rails, with a holding force of 20 tonnes per pad, creating as such a fast and secure connection between the temporary mooring facility and the vessel.

The vacuum pads are monitored, controlled and positioned via a hydraulically actuated robotic linkage. This automated system was able to hold TSHD Charles Darwin in position alongside berthing dolphins during discharging process without the use of any mooring ropes.

Advantages of this system include: the improvement of personnel safety and injuries during mooring reduced to nil; ship’s crew can become more efficient and maintain uninterrupted rest hours; movements on deck are reduced; and mooring load status is constantly monitored and event logs can be reviewed with mooring loads and status known at all times.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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