The Royal Institution of Naval Architects invites papers on all aspects of Heavy Transport and Lift, to be presented at the conference on 20 - 21 September 2005 in London (UK). The need to lift and transport increasingly large and heavy components has led to the design of several “Heavy Lift” ships. These components can be anything from dockside cranes and oil platforms to damaged vessels or anything too big to be carried on a conventional cargo ship. The carriage of such large items presents a variety of problems that must be overcome by the Naval Architect. Each type of item presents a different selection of problems and requires a different solution.
This conference will bring together naval architects, operators, warranty surveyors and design engineers to examine the various issues and design solutions. Suggested topics for papers are:
- Float over and float off; offshore discharge
- Station keeping, ballast control and stability
- Weather Routing
- Redundant propulsion
- Design criteria for short trip scenarios
- Extreme Cribbing loads
- Risk management
Those who wish to submit a paper for the above event are requested to send a short abstract by the 15 April 2005.