MARIN has ordered a new Rexroth Benelux wave generator for its Concept Basin new Concept Basin.
The deal was signed by MARIN president, Bas Buchner, and by General Manager Bosch Rexroth Benelux, Ron van den Oetelaar.
Part of this contract is a complete new wave generation control system for the wave generators in the Offshore Basin and Seakeeping and Manoeuvring Basin, commissioned in 2000.
The wave generator in the Concept Basin will be installed in August 2015, making this updated facility ideal for model test research in the early design stage to be used intensively by innovative small and medium size enterprises (SME’s).
Bas Buchner: “Reliable and accurate wave generation is paramount for MARIN’s services to make ships cleaner, smarter and safer. When this project is finalised, we will have state-of-the-art wave generators in all our test facilities, simulating realistic wave conditions.”
The update of the wave generators in the Offshore Basin and Seakeeping and Manoeuvring Basin will be carried out at the end of 2015/early 2016.