Analysis consultancy contract with DeepOcean Norway

Installation vessel-  Edda Freya   Picture: Courtesy of DeepOcean

Installation vessel- Edda Freya

Picture: Courtesy of DeepOcean

Oslo, Norway: CoreMarine has delivered a feasibility study report to DeepOcean Norway, covering the retrieval and deployment of large 280 tonne subsea modules using their state-of-the-art vessel Edda Freya.

CoreMarine worked alongside DeepOcean's Haugesund engineering team to design and develop a module handling arrangement. The team was tasked with pushing the boundaries on module handling in rough sea states. Working in more challenging sea states in turn demands a greater level of control over lifting operations, limiting uncontrolled contact between the module and vessel. 

Our scope included assessing the vessel motions and motion models, the implementation of model test hydrodynamics into analysis, and performing module lifting and handling analysis in air and through the water column. CoreMarine's specialization in marine and installation analysis enabled DeepOcean's engineers to develop a system that provides a feasible, robust and repeatable operation.  

The report was the final study delivered under a services contract between CoreMarine and DeepOcean. 

Core Marine contributed with excellent competency and analysis capacity in this study. They represented a perfect match and supplement to our own engineering team.
— Deep Ocean Engineering Manager

CoreMarine delivers towing and stability solutions for tanker module transport

San Sebastián, Spain: The first two modules of two Suezmax tankers, currently being built by Navantia, have arrived at the Puerto Real shipyard in southern Spain. Construction of the tankers has been split between Navantia's facilities in Fene, Galicia, and Puerto Real, Cadiz. 

CoreMarine and its partner Iberian offshore are participating in this project in conjunction with freight forwarder Anton Martin, which is handling the transport logistics.

CoreMarine performed the towing study and barge stability assessment, while Iberian Offshore delivered the seafastening design. 

These were delivered on time and in line with Anton Martin's high quality standards, within the project's short time frame.


The first module being prepared for loadout. Image credit: LBG Marine Surveys

The first module being prepared for loadout. Image credit: LBG Marine Surveys

The first hull module on its way to the transport barge. Image credit: LBG Marine Surveys

The first hull module on its way to the transport barge. Image credit: LBG Marine Surveys

The transport barge laden with the first modules en route to Puerto Real. Image credit: LBG Marine Surveys

The transport barge laden with the first modules en route to Puerto Real. Image credit: LBG Marine Surveys

Welcome onboard Sean


Introducing the newest member of the CoreMarine family: Sean Van Steel.

Sean is an Australian marine engineer who moved to Norway for a six-month posting… six years ago. The appeal of working at the cutting edge of marine design and analysis from the topside to the seabed quickly had him hooked on Norwegian industry. And the skiing possibilities had him hooked on Norwegian life!

Sean’s experience ranges from floater design for semis and spars with Aker Engineering & Technology and Kværner Engineering, to subsea and rigid reel installation and analysis with EMAS AMC. His primary focus is design and installation of subsea structures and rigid reeled pipe. Sean most recently lead the EMAS AMC rigid analysis team in delivering the company’s first pipeline installation for AkerBP.

With his significant offshore experience, Sean is a valuable addition to our team. He shares CoreMarine’s vision of knowledge transfer to the blue economy and we look forward to having him on board.

CoreMarine and Blueye Robotics sign LOI for research cooperation

Farsund, Norway: CoreMarine AS is pleased to announce its new partnership with pioneering underwater drone developers Blueye Robotics AS.

Trondheim-based Blueye produces innovative underwater drones for the consumer and light industrial markets. The Letter of Intent (LOI) signed between the two companies enshrines our commitment to research and industrial cooperation.

CoreMarine is delighted to ­partner with such an innovative underwater company as Blueye. Not only have they developed some cutting-edge, valuable and very cool technology, but they share our vision for knowledge transfer across ocean industries and using our marine environments sustainably.
— Oyvind Johnsen, Technology Director, CoreMarine AS.

CoreMarine and Blueye will collaborate on projects to optimize the drones’ underwater operational capabilities. CoreMarine brings experience from operations based industries including the offshore wind, subsea and seaweed production sectors.

In turn, the drones will play an integral role in field testing CoreMarine’s subsea projects. With Blueye we’ll take a literal deep dive into our Undervann restaurant installation, seaweed production sites and HavLab ocean test facility.

CoreMarine Testing Blueye in HavLab, Farsund

CoreMarine Testing Blueye in HavLab, Farsund

Welcome onboard Team Spain

Bienvenido! In March we welcomed team España to CoreMarine. Carlos and José Maria bring with them vast experience in marine design and structural analysis. Based in San Sebastián, our Spanish office will focus their efforts on analysis and design work for the emerging offshore wind industry in Portugal and Spain.

Carlos Lopez Pavon holds a PhD in floating offshore wind turbines and advanced hydrodynamics. He specialises in marine design and naval architecture with emphasis on CFD analysis.  Carlos has previously worked within Acciona as lead engineer in their offshore wind department. He also brings extensive experience with model testing in both ocean basins and towing tanks. Carlos spends his spare time in his workshop exploring the possibilities of CNC machines and composite materials.

José M. Gómez is CoreMarine’s structural design and analysis specialist. He has from an early age been intrigued by the ocean and the engineering involved to work with it. After working in various ship design and fabrication roles in Spain and the UK, he joined Global Maritime’s marine design and offshore transport department in London, where he specialized in offshore wind, marine structures, ship modifications and operations. He returned to Spain for a role as a structural engineer within Iberdola’s offshore wind department. Subsequently created his own company specialising in marine and offshore structures, working closely with CoreMarine since its earliest stage.


Got a question for CoreMarine Spain? Contact us here.

Offshore Food Production Conference - Tasmania

CoreMarine was lucky enough to get invited to a conference to discuss a potential research project in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.

The project will focus on the sustainable production of food in the ocean environment while calling on competence and technology from the oil and gas industry to develop a suitable platform.

More info here.