Radical Submersible Catamaran Concept Design

Press Release
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
SHC Wavedancer: Image credit Dennis Knox

The offshore support vessel concept design is named 'SHC Wavedancer' and  the designer calls it  – 'The workhorse of the future'.

The designer, Dennis Knox, describes his ship as being both exceptionally stable in bad weather, as well as fast, with a speed of 50 knots. In bad weather he elaborates:  "The seas are high, fifteen foot waves and other ships are bouncing around like a cork, but not us. We could play billiards in the mess deck, but we have work to. There is a platform to re-supply, the Superintendent wants his ice cream for dinner.

"

He continues: "In the offshore industry the biggest battle we face is with the weather. I have been a mariner for about 40 years and worked in offshore oil and gas for about 25 years. I have sat on ships riding out marginally bad weather that costs companies millions in losses."

Just last year I was involved in a simple 3 day operation to install a subsea template. The limiting factor imposed by the warranty surveyors was less than 1.5m sea state. We waited five weeks at about $500,000 a day vessel costs to get the right conditions. The SHC Wavedancer could have done the job with no weather delays. This vessel is  revolutionary, it is a game changer, it will have a major impact and will become the vessel of choice for most offshore operations."

"All up to get to start a build I will need to raise about half a million dollars, but with your help to get started so we can do the first bit, then we should be able to attract some major investors for the rest."

"Check me out, Dennis Knox, I am on LinkedIn. You will find that I do know a little about ships and things."

For more information click here.


 

Maritime Reporter September 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Fortum Buys Stake in Wave Power Startup

Finland's top utility, state-controlled Fortum, on Monday said it has acquired a 14 percent stake in Finnish wave energy developer Wello. Wello has developed

Wärtsilä Reshuffles Two Top Managers

The following appointments have been made in the management inform Wärtsilä Corporation: Mr Rakesh Sarin (59), B.Sc. (Eng.), has been appointed President of Power Plants,

ABB Celebrates 125th Anniversary in Finland

ABB is celebrating today its 125th anniversary in Finland. Founded in 1889 in Helsinki by entrepreneur and inventor Gottfrid Strömberg, ABB Finland is today

Offshore

Drydocks World to Participate in SMM 2014

Drydocks World, the leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas, and energy sectors, will participate in the prestigious 26th edition of Shipbuilding,

SBM Offshore Completes Real Estate Divestment

SBM Offshore is pleased to announce that is has completed the sale and lease back of its Monaco real estate portfolio.  The last of the three buildings was sold

Keppel T & T Appoints Lim Chin Leong to its Board

Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T) has strengthened its Board with the appointment of Mr Lim Chin Leong as an independent, non-executive

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1478 sec (7 req/sec)