On the Impact of the Operational Profile on the Ideal Design of a Diving Support Offshore Construction Vessel

Author: Hovland, Erlend

Source: Marine Technology, Volume 45, Number 2, April 2008 , pp. 77-88(12)

Publisher: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

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Abstract:

Simplified technical and economical analysis of a total of 12 different ship designs has been performed and compared with operational profiles of typical North Sea Diving and Construction vessels. Evaluation of what impact changes to the operational profile has on the best-suited vessel for the operation has also been performed. The paper focuses on optimizing the design to achieve a maximum of days in operation compared with the cost of each working day.

Keywords: DESIGN (VESSELS); ECONOMICS (OPERATIONAL + SHIPBUILDING

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2008

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