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First LNG carrier for Gate terminal RotterdamJune 2011
Gate terminal will start early June with the commissioning phase of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the Rotterdam Maasvlakte. Related to this, on June 13 the first LNG-carrier will moor in the harbour of Rotterdam.
Prior to the start of commercial operations of Gate terminal in September 2011, the installations will be tested extensively for several months. In the first phase of this so called commissioning period, the tanks and pipelines are cooled down to -162 degrees Celsius. That is the temperature of the liquefied natural gas which will be supplied by LNG-carriers, stored in the three tanks at the terminal and then be supplied to the Dutch transmission network.
Since 2005 Svašek Hydraulics has been involved in several Gate LNG studies, e.g. wave penetration study into Gate LNG channel, cold water discharge modelling, weather downtime assessment Gate terminal facilities, wave bouy measurements, improvement of swell forecast system.
Read more on www.gate.nl
Harmen Talstra 6.000th doctoral degree at Delft University of TechnologyMay 2011
Harmen Talstra defended his PhD thesis successfully on May 30th 2011. His PhD turns out to be 6.000th doctoral degree at Delft University of Technology since the beginning in 1905. Read more (in Dutch)
The PhD thesis "Large-scale turbulence structures in shallow separating flows" by Harmen Talstra is the result of a PhD research project on large-scale shallow-flow turbulence, which has been performed in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory at Delft University of Technology. Harmen Talstra is employee at Svašek Hydraulics.
A brief summary of his PhD Thesis.
1 April 2011: BritNed cable live!April 2011
On April 1st 2011 the BritNed cable, the first electricity connection linking UK and the Netherlands has successfully gone live.
The 1000 MW high voltage connection between the Isle of Grain in Kent and Maasvlakte near Rotterdam will transmit power in both directions, driven by supply and demand patterns and by price differentials between the two power markets.
Svašek Hydraulics has been involved in several BritNed studies, e.g. physical subdocument EIA, sandwave behaviour and morphological analysis, plume disposal study (FINEL), cable burial assessment, dredging costs study.
Read more on www.britned.com
Government funding for trial on reduction maintenance dredgingMarch 2011
Zeeland Seaports has started a 3 year research project including trials on the reduction of maintenance dredging in its port basins. The research program was developed in co-operation with Svasek Hydraulics and is supported by a € 600,000 government funding within the "Zeehaven Innovation Project" program.
Read more (in Dutch).