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Newbuilding Technical and Commercial Support
Inkster Marine delivers turnkey project management and onsite supervision for newbuildings, vessel conversions and vessel mobilisations.
As no project is the same and the particular needs of different owners vary greatly, each project structure is specifically tailored to suit individual client requirements.
Services include provision of integrated multi-disciplinary teams to support the following project elements:
- Concept development
- Budget strategy and development
- Design Selection
- Yard Selection
- Contract and Build Specification preparation and review
- Design and Engineering assessments and compliance reviews against the contractual requirements and specific needs of the client
- Onsite supervision with qualified inspectors of all disciplines onsite to cover all production phases. Onsite supervision is reinforced by in house technical support.
- Statutory documentation
- Entry into operation and hand over to operational team
Inkster Marine provide independent vessel surveys configured according to clients’ particular requirements including On-Hire / Off-Hire Surveys, Pre-Sale Surveys and common survey formats for offshore vessels such as IMCA CMID and OVID.
Shipyard In-House Support
Inkster Marine provides specialist in-house support services to the Norwegian Maritime Cluster and globally. Where a ship builder or design house requires supplementary technical support or technical coordination on a short to medium term, Inkster Marine will deliver this on a basis suiting the client’s requirements. These services include technical coordination of commissioning and testing activities within the shipyard or externally at third party suppliers’ locations and technical support promoting the development of the "Green Ship".
SRtP and Orderly Evacuation for Passenger Vessels
Inkster Marine provides specialist technical support to owners, vessel managers, shipyards and design houses on projects which require implementation of the Safe Return to Port and Orderly Evacuation regulations within SOLAS. This includes philosophy preparation and development for the subject vessel and essential systems, casualty definition strategy and definition, essential system design strategy including integration with production techniques, assessment of essential systems, crew instruction materials and overall support during the project life cycle. Project sizes can be scaled and tailored according to the yard or client requirements by varying the project team size and, through use of supporting software, any necessary design changes can be quickly implemented during the project lifecycle with minimal impact to the overall project.
Inkster Marine provides independent specialist support covering a comprehensive range of DP assurance services including the following:
- DP FMEA and Proving Trials for newbuilds and retrofits –The principles of DNV-RP-D102 for analysis of redundant systems, multi-disciplinary teams and formal internal quality procedures are utilised to produce robust and transparent analyses in compliance with all major class societies. Internal quality procedures are continually reviewed to ensure the latest revisions of IMCA and MTS guidance and MTS TECHOPS are incorporated into the analysis methods and reporting and carried through to testing during proving trials.
- DP Annual Trials – Annual trials documentation is produced in accordance with the principles and intent of IMCA M190.
- ASOG/WSOG – Multi disciplinary support available to assist in the development of operating guidelines to ensure that the redundancy concept of the vessel is maintained during operations.
- Review of DP Related Documentation – Review formats can be customised in accordance with client requirements
- Provision of subject matter expertise and operational or technical support on issues related to the vessel’s DP redundancy concept
Provision of on-site client representation with specific areas of expertise in DSV Operations, Offshore Wind Energy Sector, ROV Trenching, Shore end and shallow water operations.
FMEA / FMECA / SIF SIL ASSESSMENT
Specialists on DP Systems, Power Generation Systems, Power Management Systems, Pipe Lay Systems, Dive Systems, Bilge & Ballast Systems and all associated control system architecture related to these systems.
Although analysis processes can be adapted to suit client requirements, the principles of DNV-RP-D102 are usually applied for redundant systems. On non-redundant systems and sub-systems which present paths for fault propagation, formal internal quality procedures are utilised based on different techniques but principally on IEC 60812 to assess the fault tolerance, failure effects and, where applicable, criticality of individual failure modes.
As the overall analysis progresses, a thorough knowledge of the global system under review and sub-system interdependencies is developed. On systems where the functional safety standards are based on the IEC 61508 standard, a deeper understanding is developed of the dependency on individual Safety Instrumented Functions within discrete sub systems. Using specialised personnel, the Safety Integrity Level of these Safety Instrumented Functions can be assigned or, if already assigned, the SIL assignment process can be reviewed to give confidence that the correct SIL rating is applied. This then allows for the appropriate life cycle measures to be put in place by the relevant stakeholders.
Diving Systems Manned Subsea Operations Compliance
Independent specialist support relating to Saturation and Surface Supplied Diving Systems including integration of these systems within various types of host unit in accordance with class and industry standards. (Issues relating to diver physiology and pathophysiology are supported in association with discipline experts in Bergen and Scotland)