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Friday, January 8, 2021 

The Netherlands Marine Research organisation MARIN is initiating a joint industry project, to be known as Innovation in Control, to develop a methodology for control systems on offshore vessels.

According to MARIN, as offshore operation vessels become more advanced, with multiple control systems installed on board, such as DP systems, motion compensated gangways, motion compensated cranes, and motion compensated grippers, there is a need for a structured, well-defined and broadly accepted methodology to test and evaluate the performance of these systems when integrated on board. Such a methodology, which is currently lacking, would allow systems to be tested, optimised and compared from the design to operational stage, and used as contract evaluation method for acceptance tests.

MARIN is establishing the Innovation in Control JIP to develop, validate and document such methodology with and for the maritime sector. The streamlined methodology will accelerate time to market of novel control systems and potentialy reduce development costs.

Participants are invited to join the project, due to start in Q2 2021 with a duration of two years.

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