MARIN scale model test successfully completed

14 February 2011

Barge Master and the MARIN Maritime Research Institute have successfully concluded the Scale Model tests for the first C400 Barge Master. The C400 can carry a 400t crane or, alternatively, compensate loads up to 700mt when used as a supply platform.

Testing results show excellent motion compensation percentages. In irregular waves with a significant wave height of 1.2m and wave periods ranging from 6s to 12s, around 95% motion compensation is achieved. This essentially means that, although the Barge (91m x 27m) is moving under the influence of wave-action, the Barge Master Platform is kept in an earth fixed steady position.

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