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Visit to Israel: Raphael Defence Systems and IARD Sensing Solutions

In december 2016, DTRL has joined an international meeting in Israel for defense research at IARD Sensing Solutions in Kibbutz Yagur.  The Ministry of Defense of the state of Israel was represented by the head of the division for International Programs & Cooperation. From the Netherlands we joined the meeting with representatives of the TNO Defense and Security department and DTRL. Technical content of the meeting related mainly to the (anti) air missile post intercept analysis project. The delegation visited the high velocity gas gun facility at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. 


Bluewater signs contract for Rosebank FPSO

Date: 6 August 2015

Bluewater Energy Services signed a contract for the engineering of a complete deep water Turret Mooring System.


Bluewater awarded a contract for major Turret Mooring System for Rosebank project (source: http://www.bluewater.com/news-events/news/?news_id=1742)

Bluewater Energy Services B.V. is pleased to announce the award of a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the engineering, procurement, construction and integration (EPCI) of a major Turret and Mooring System for the Rosebank Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.


Information on the Rosebank project:

Written by Chevron – press release Friday, 12 April 2013 01:54 (source: http://www.oedigital.com/vessels/floating-production/item/2740-chevron-places-rosebank-fpso-order)

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has announced it won a US$1.9 billion order to build a Floating Production Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO) for Chevron North Sea Ltd.

Hyundai Heavy will carry out engineering, procurement, and construction for the floating offshore facility to be deployed in the Rosebank oil & gas field, 175km northwest of the Shetland Islands.

The 99,750-tonne turret moored FPSO is scheduled to be handed over by the end of November 2016. It will be able to produce 100,000 bbl of oil and 190 million scf/d of natural gas. It will also have storage capacity for 1.05 MMbo.

The FPSO, measuring 295 m in length, 57m in width, and 30m in depth, will be built under the NORSOK standard, applicable to offshore facilities operating in the harsh conditions of the North Sea. Currently, the Ulsan, South Korea-based offshore facilities contractor is building two other FPSO units and one offshore platform specially designed for the North Sea.

Today’s order brings the HHI’s new orders for this year to US$5.1 billion, 85% of the US$6 billion annual target.

DTRL supports Bluewater Kaombo-FPSO Swivel stack engineering

DTRL has successfully contributed to the swivel stack engineering @ Bluewater Energy Services for the Kaombo oil field FPSO. Subjects involved the design and engineering of a new concept parallel swivel driver arm, (non-)pressurized swivel components, piping nozzle load system analysis with related interface engineering.

More information on the Bluewater Kaombo FPSO contract:
(source: http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/133444/Bluewater_to_Supply_2_Turret_Mooring_Systems_for_Kaombo_Project_off_Angola)

Bluewater Energy Services B.V. disclosed Thursday that the firm has secured a contract with Saipem SA for the engineering of 2 complete deep water Turret Mooring Systems and the related procurement and construction of 2 Turret and Swivel Systems.

The Turret Mooring Systems will be part of 2 converted floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units, owned by Total, for the Kaombo deep water Field Development Project, located in Block 32, offshore Angola in a water depth of 5,413 feet (1,650 meters). The Kaombo development scheme includes 59 subsea wells, connected through around 186 miles (300 kilometers) of subsea lines, to two FPSO units, each with a production capacity of 125,000 barrels per day.

“With an extensive track record in Turret Mooring Systems already, this project is a great opportunity for Bluewater to strengthen its position as one of the few worldwide specialists and suppliers of large complex Turret Mooring System,” says Hugo J. Heerema, president and CEO of Bluewater Energy Services B.V.

Replacement for the Dutch M-frigates (Karel Doorman class) has started

Date: 7 August 2015

Replacement for the Dutch M-frigates (Karel Doorman class) has started with preliminary studies at TNO on vulnerability reduction. Most likely the newly developed Non-Continuous Blast Resistant Bulkhead will be implemented. Experimental validation of the NCBRB is planned by the end of 2015. DTRL is involved in several research projects:

  • NCBRB (Non-Continuous Blast Resistant Bulkhead) design & engineering, experimental validation and implementation
  • R&D project on fragment protection for blast bulkheads: HARNESS (Hybrid ARmour for iNternal Explosions on Surface Ships).
  • Residual strength of naval vessels and sub-paneling behavior for internal explosions

More information (in Dutch) on the replacement of Royal Netherlands Navy ships can be found at:

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