Groningen Seaports, the economic operator, developer and authority for the port of Delfzijl and Eemshaven in the Netherlands, will activate Royal HaskoningDHV’s innovative Smart Mooring software. The system will support safe operation of moored vessels in their ports by predicting their behaviour in wind. With vessels becoming larger and storm events heavier, such insights become vital for port control operations.
The energy crisis and the accelerated implementation of the new LNG import terminal in Eemshaven provided an additional need for the Harbour Master to see and foresee what is going on concerning the moored vessels in their ports.
As Pieter van der Wal – Harbour Master Groningen Seaports says: “I expect that Smart Mooring provides us as Port Authority with a tool that gives a 24/7 overview of the status of moored vessels in relation to wind and associated loads. It will give my department and myself a better image of the interaction between wind, moored vessels, and the expected conditions in our port”.
Bas van Son – Director Smart Mooring responds: “We are pleased with this opportunity to contribute to the insights of the Harbour Master and the safety of moored vessels in Delfzijl and Eemshaven. To bring our maritime engineering knowledge and port data to life through our Smart Mooring software is fully in line with our vision as a team and as Royal HaskoningDHV”.