• Optimoor Seminar 2018 London

    • Optimoor Seminar 2018


      September 18th-19th

      At the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, City of London

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      The seminar is intended for Optimoor users of all levels of experience.

      Many features of the program will be discussed and demonstrated. Example mooring case studies will be presented. Opportunities will be provided for open discussions, feedback and suggestions.

      Attendance is limited to a maximum of 40 so that adequate attention can be given to questions.


      Topics to be discussed and demonstrated include (tentatively):

      New Features

      • Network Licence.
      • Winch position can now be moved graphically, like fairlead position, with option to keep lead constant. 
      • Allow separate friction limits for berth and Ship2Ship fenders.
      • Allow separate surge/sway limits for Guest and Host using Target Vsl Envelope.
      • Option for user to give each bollard any name up to 6 characters.

      Analysis of two ships moored side-by-side, including mooring line loads and fender forces between the ships. Also actual field examples of two ships STS in free drift, mother vessel under bow anchor and yawing, turret moored FLNG with STS LNGC, weather vaning, pierside FSRU STS LNGC, and also benchmarking relative ship motions to other industry accepted software.

      Batch Analysis
      Allows variations of input data to be run under a batch execution command.

      Dynamic Analysis
      Demonstration of wind gusting, time varying current and waves and how dynamic analysis can be used to simulate real life events such as vessel break out.

      Passing Ship Analysis
      Demonstration of force and moment time history, generated within Optimoor, for use in dynamic analysis.

      Wind and Current Coefficients
      How to access. Which coefficients to use. How to create new ones or modify existing ones.

      Effects of Waves and Swell
      Differences between waves and swell. Wave period and spectra.

      Mooring Line/Tails – Materials & Lengths
      How mooring line materials and tail lengths influence mooring loads and vessel motions particularly at exposed locations

      Fenders and Fender Characteristics
      Input of linear and nonlinear data allowing extraction of input data for technical documentation

      Wind, Current and Wave Direction Sweeps/Roses 
      Understanding Optimoor visual outputs

      Loadout Moorings
      How to setup and analyse vessel moored in a recessed quay wall or with bow against pier

      Catenary Anchor Legs and Multi-Buoy Berths
      How to set up catenary anchor legs and mooring lines extending to catenary moored buoys. How to analyse offshore moorings, CALMS and SPMS

      Position Mode
      How to determine the combination of forces and moments necessary to hold the vessel in a defined position at the mooring.


      TTI Presenters

      Presentations and demonstrations of many Optimoor features will be made by:

      John Flory 
      President, Tension Technology International, LLC, USA 
      Mooring Expert, Rope Expert and Co-developer of Optimoor

      Stephen Banfield 
      Managing Director, Tension Technology International, Ltd, UK 
      Mooring Expert, Rope Expert and Advanced Optimoor Trainer

      Chris Berryman 
      Consultant, Tension Technology International, Ltd., UK 
      Mooring Expert, Rope Expert and Optimoor Trainer

      Special Guest Speakers

      John Gaythwaite 
      President, Maritime Engineering Consultants, Inc. 
      Author of; “Design of Marine Facilities: Engineering for Port and Harbour Structures”, 3rd ed. 2016. 
      Editor: “Mooring of Ships to Piers and Wharves”, ASCE Engineering Practice Manual, 2014. 
      Topic: Overview of marine environment, wave, wind and current description parameters as input to Optimoor

      Jack Evans 
      Naval Architect, Tension Technology International. 
      Topic: Double body motion analysis, a comparison of single and double body dynamics.


      Additional Information on Seminar

      This is not a hands-on, systematic training session. Attendees should preferably have prior experience setting up and running the Optimoor program. Nevertheless, inexperienced attendees will also learn from attending, and will have the opportunity for limited “one-on-one” training. See Optimoor Assistance Desk below

      September 18th session - 9 am to 5 pm (registration 8:30 – 9:00 am) 
      September 19th session - 8.30 am to 4 pm

      Lunch and refreshment breaks are included.

      A dinner on the evening of September 18th is included.

      Optimoor Assistance Desk

      In parallel to the Seminar, there will be an Optimoor Assistance Desk where Seminar participants can take time for one-to-one or small group consultations with an Optimoor instructor. The assistance is pre-bookable in 1-hour slots. These sessions could be used by those new to Optimoor or those that need clarification on certain aspects of running Optimoor analysis


      Ross Morley 
      Consultant, Tension Technology International, Ltd., UK 
      Mooring analysis


      Registration is limited to 40 people.

      Early bird registration fee is £Stg 940 (exc. VAT) to August 18th.

      Registration fee increases to £Stg 990 (exc. VAT) after August 18th.

      A £Stg 100 discount is given for additional registrations when more than one person from the same company registers and pays at the same time.

      Please note that prices are excluding UK VAT.  Where applicable and if purchasing through the UK or Europe a separate invoice for VAT @ 20% will be raised accordingly unless VAT number is confirmed.

      To book your place at the Optimoor Seminar,

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      Hotel Location and Reservations

      The Seminar will be held at the

      The Montcalm Royal London House,
      22-25 Finsbury Square,
      EC2A 1DX

      Tel + 44 (0) 203 873 4022
      Fax + 44 (0) 207 628 4511

      A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at the special rate for September 17th and 18th.  The block of rooms is limited and will only be held until 45 days from the Seminar date.

      Attendees must make their reservations and payments directly with The Montcalm Royal London House.

      Booking Details

      Room Type : City Deluxe Double


      • £210 Room Only - Single or Double occupancy
      • £215 Bed & Breakfast - Single occupancy
      • £230 Bed & Breakfast - Double occupancy

      Rates above exclude 20% VAT

      How to book:

      • Each guest is required to guarantee the booking with own credit/debit card.
      • Bookings must be made directly via reservations by calling +44 (0) 207 479 2233 or email reservations@montcalm.co.uk and by quoting GROUP CODE: TENS180918
      • Bedrooms & Special rates will be available until 45 days prior to arrival date
      • After 45 days all non-reserved bedrooms will be released, and group rate will no longer be available.


      Further Information

      For questions about the Optimoor Seminar, call Ross Morley:

      UK: +44 (0) 7540 427224
      Email: morley@tensiontech.com


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