Norway: New marine heavy-lift idea gains momentum ///
SeaMetric International AS, a Stavanger-based company, was founded in April 2000 with the purpose of developing a more environmental friendly and cost-effective marine heavy-lift concept, relative to traditional methods. In addition, the operation will be more robust in harsh weather. Safety and energy consumption have been given priority. The idea is based on a novel combination of existing proven technologies. Several technical studies have been performed to confirm feasibility and to identify technical merits:
Pre-engineering of lift system and barge
Marine stability and motion analyses
Model testing (Phase 1)
Preparation of outline marine procedures
Preparation of functional specifications
Concept design verification.
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