WavePredictor onboard Acta Auriga

Back in December 2019 our colleague Karel Roozen has been onboard the W2W vessel Acta Auriga to showcase the use of the WavePredictor during cargo and people transfer operations.

All the animated predictions for periods with high and low chances of large motion amplitudes (red/green), were also visible live during the operations.

Contact us to learn more on how the WavePredictor can make your offshore operations more safe and furthermore result in multiple extra workable days on a yearly basis.

WavePredictor commissioned onboard Jumbo Javelin

Earlier this year we shipped a WavePredictor out to Singapore for installation onboard the offshore heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin. The system has been commissioned exactly according to schedule. The Jumbo Javelin will be installing TPs (transition pieces) in the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan for the coming months. The WavePredictor warns for expected motion maxima and will indicate the ideal moments for executing critical steps in the installation works.

We wish the Jumbo Javelin and her crew a successful installation campaign!

WavePredictor Live in Action

I got back ashore again last Wednesday and just received the permission to share the following video clip: the Next Ocean BV WavePredictor system live in action on board the Acta Auriga!

See how the system performs in 2.7m Hs confused seas, accurately warning for some extreme motions of the W2W ship. The footage is played back 4x normal speed (my apologies for the video quality, a nicer video follows soon).

Big thanks to Acta Marine and the crew onboard for letting us board the Acta Auriga for her trip out to sea. Very insightful to experience the offshore windfarm transfer operations from a W2W ship first hand.

Next Ocean Presents at Subsea Lifting Operations Conference in Stavanger

Alpha-Factors of greater than 1.0?! That was one of the discussion topics during the Subsea Lifting Operations conference in Stavanger past two days. MO4 and Next Ocean were invited by DNV GL to share the latest insights in ship motion forecasting technologies. The presentations of both Mark Paalvast and Peter Naaijen inspired the audience to think outside the box of conventional operational limits based on Hs and Tp. Great to see what these innovative technologies offer the offshore sector!

Next Ocean Demonstrates the WavePredictor on board a Damen FCS4008

Damen Shipyards Group, in collaboration with Delft Dynamics and Next Ocean, has trialled a new approach to search and rescue in the North Sea. The collaboration involved qualification testing of Delft Dynamics RH3 drone (RH-3 Swift), along with a fast rescue boat launched from a Damen Sea Axe Fast Crew Supply (FCS) Vessel equipped with Next Ocean's wave and vessel motion predictor.

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Meet us in Rotterdam!

Meet us in Rotterdam at Europort 2019! The Europort takes place from 5-8 November in Rottedam Ahoy. We're presenting our newest user interface, drop by to see it in action. We're present all days on the stand of our host Alhpatron Marine/JRC, stand #3408 in hall 3. Looking forward to see you there!

Meet us in Amsterdam!

Today and tomorrow Next Ocean is present on the Alhpatron Marine stand (#1001) on the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC2019) in the RAI in Amsterdam. Drop by to see the WavePredictor in action!

Update: Missed us at the OEEC20019? Meet us during Europort 2019 in Rotterdam Ahoy next week! You'll find us at the JRC/Alphatron Marine stand (#3408).

Visually Aided Assistence System for Safer Crew Transfers in the Offshore Wind

Next Ocean concluded a research project on the feasibility for a visually aided assistance system for crew transfers in the offshore wind industry ("Visueel Assistentie Systeem voor Crew Transfer in Offshore Wind"). It is concluded that a visually aided assistance system that communicates the predictions of the Next Ocean WavePredictor tailored for use in the offshore wind sector is feasible. The feasibility research was partially funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Next Ocean Presents at Van Oord During Q-Meeting

Little over a year after being nominated for the Offshore Wind Innovation Award Next Ocean was invited to present their success that followed the nomination. Karel Roozen presented the projects and applications of the past year that were kickstarted by the Offshore Wind Innovation Award nomination. Many thanks to Offshore Wind Innovators and the Q-meeting organising partners Van Oord and Siemens for giving us the stage!

Next Ocean to Conclude Successful PSV Trial

Beginning of this year Next Ocean joined forces with Vroon Offshore Engineering to setup a trial with the Next Ocean WavePredictor on one of Vroon's Platform Supply Vessels (PSV). During the trial the WavePredictor proved to be capable of predicting waves and ship motions live during offshore operations. As it was the first live trial the crew did not use the system's output in their operations yet. However, the crew reported that the WavePredictor would significantly improve their awareness of incoming waves and potential loss of DP position in marginal conditions. Escpecially during operations at night.

Maritime Match Day 2019

Next Ocean presented their company to Naval Architecture and Offshore Engieering students during the Maritime Match Day 2019. Are you looking for an graduation internship and skilled in the field of hydromechanics? Contact us by mail and drop by for a cup of coffee!

Next Ocean Delivers Technology for The Ocean Cleanup

On the 8th of September The Ocean Cleanup launched their first plastic capturing system from San Francisco Bay into the Pacific: System 001. The coming several months System 001, nicknamed 'Wilson', is tested thoroughly and they hope to bring back the first batch of ocean plastics. Next Ocean's technology is installed on board the ship that stays near the system and continuously keeps an eye on her during these first exciting months. With our technology we help The Ocean Cleanup to better understand the behaviour of the barrier in the wind and waves at the ocean. We are glad to contribute in this way to this much-needed project. We wish The Ocean Cleanup team a thriving continuation and many successful plastic catches! (Photo: Ocean Cleanup)

Next Ocean Presents at Offshore Seminar Rotterdam

Being one of the Offshore Wind Innovators 'Innovation Award Nominees' Next Ocean was invited to present their innovative wave and ship motion prediction technology at the Offshore Seminar Rotterdam. The technology was well received by the audience who responded with a lot of interest and questions. Altogether a fruitful seminar with lots of interesting talks and networking opportunities.

Next Ocean Starting Link2Innovate Project

To further trial and showcase the Wave Prediction technology Next Ocean will cooperate with a Belgium test partner in a Link2Innovate project. This project is conjointly financed by the European Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland programme (www.grensregio.eu). Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland stimulates border crossing projects for smart, green and inclusive growth, from the 'European Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling' (EFRO).

Next Ocean Nominated for Offshore Wind Innovators Innovation Award

Offshore Wind Innovators launched their Innovation Award this year for the first time. Next Ocean is nominated by the Jury and we are invited to pitch our innovative Wave and Shipmotion prediciton technology during the Q-Meeting at Van Oord offices in Rotterdam on Wednesday the 6th of December. Besides the Jury Award there will be a Public Award as well. Please join the Q-Meeting if you want to make your vote count!

Benefits of Wave Watching Rewarded

Delta, the TU Delft magazine, published an article on Next Ocean today. A well written summary on the technology, Peter Naaijen his PhD promotion and the Offshore Energy Best Innovation Award. Want to know more? Click the button below to read the article.

10 Years of Innovation - Offshore Energy Conference 2017

Presented to its visitors under the name "Ten years of innovation, what's next?", the technical session tried to capture the challenging processes of these innovations in the current market and predict future technological innovations. Our Co-Founder Karel Roozen joined the panel discussion together with Edward Heerema, Jan van der Tempel, Pieter Swart, Andries Hoffman and Martijn Koppert.

Next Ocean Wins Offshore Energy Best Innovation Award 2017

We are thrilled to announce Next Ocean as winner of the Offshore Energy Best Innovation Award! The award honors the best innovation in the offshore oil and gas industry of 2017, and was presented to the team at Offshore Energy's Opening Gala Dinner in Amsterdam. We thank the expert jury for their acknowledgement of the significance of our innovative technology for the Offshore Energy industry!

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Dr. Ir. Peter Naaijen

This morning our Colleage and Co-Founder Peter Naaijen defended his PhD thesis "DETERMINISTIC PREDICTION OF WAVES AND WAVE INDUCED VESSEL MOTIONS - FUTURE TELLING BY USING NAUTICAL RADAR AS A REMOTE WAVE SENSOR" with great success. Peter got some challenging questions and answered them with clearly sublime expertise on the topic. He was even praised by members of the committee on his good answers. Congratulations to you Peter for this astonishing achievement!

IADC Safety Award 2017 Nomination

Next Ocean's Wave Prediction technology is nominated for the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) Safety Award 2017. Out of the thirteen nominees a winner will be announced during the IADC Annual General Meeting in Marseille, France this September.

Next Ocean at the Europort 2017

Next Ocean is present at the Europort 2017 this November. We host a stand at the 'Start-Up Plaza'. The exhibition theme perfectly matches our product: Maximising Vessel Performance. Interested in how Next Ocean's technology maximizes your vessel's performance? Meet us in Rotterdam!

Next Ocean at OSWVS 2017

Next Ocean Sponsors the 4th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit in Hamburg this September. Our Co-Founder Karel will be presenting recent Next Ocean's Wave Predicting technology field test results. Interested? Meet us in Hamburg!

Environmental Friendly Technology!

Next Ocean's wave predicting technology is acknowledged being an environmental friendly technology by the Dutch Government. Short term wave predicting technologies enable more efficient use of ships. Therefore the use of such technology is stimulated by tax reduction via the MIA(36% investment reduction on fiscal profit) and VAMIL(75% variable write off) regulations.

New Office Location

Next Ocean opens the doors of her new office in Buccaneer Delft. The Buccaneer, a former army arsenal beautifully converted to office spaces and owned by Joop Roodenburg, is located in the historic city centre of the Delft. It houses the Buccaneer Accelerator that is focussed on start-ups in the offshore and energy business.

STW Subsidy Granted

The Take-Off subsidy is ment to stimulate commercialisation of innovations developed at Dutch knowledge institutes. We thank STW for their financial support and therewith acknowledgement of the added value of our ship motion prediction technology.