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Nowatec - Design and Structural Integrity Assessment of Offshore and Onshore Installations

Nowatec is a consulting engineering company specialising in the design and structural integrity assessment of offshore and onshore installations subjected to extreme loads. Our focus is on innovative structural design in developing concepts, functions and materials.

The Piper Alpha disaster drew attention to the damage likely to arise from explosions and fires on an offshore platform, and the inadequacies of previous practices in the minimisation of and protection against these hazards.

Nowatec's focus, therefore, is to provide new structural solutions and risk minimisation methods against fires and explosions on offshore and land-based installations.

Nowatec's key fields of experience include:

  • Structural design and assessments using non-linear finite element (FE) method
  • Assessment of aerodynamic and fluid-structure interaction using the CFD method
  • Hazard engineering, including explosion and fire design
  • Marina design
  • Application of new materials

Explosion and fire engineering of FPSO JIP

Explosion and fire engineering of FPSOs is a joint industry project to produce a documented procedure and guidelines relevant for assessing gas explosions and fire actions (loads), and the resulting consequences (e.g., structural damage) of FPSO topside structures and equipment, as well as associated risk levels.

The documented procedure is intended to be applicable to both new and existing structures. It is based upon the use of state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models for the action analysis, and time-domain non-linear finite element analysis (NLFEA) for the consequence analysis.

The project is carried out by Nowatec in cooperation with Pusan National University, Korea. Partners of the project are: HHI, SHI, DSME, American Bureau of Shipping and Korean Register of Shipping.

Nowatec's performance strategy

Continuous development of technical procedures and design philosophies, participation in joint industry research and development projects, and large investments in computer software and high-performance hardware are key elements of our performance strategy. Combined with our engineers' extensive knowledge and experience, they enable us not only to meet our clients' needs but to exceed their expectations.

Contact us to find out how our design and structural integrity assessment capabilities can be applied to your offshore and onshore projects.

Strøket 8
1383 Asker
Norway

post@nowatec.no
Tel: +47 900 17 054
Fax: +47 66 98 86 31

www.nowatec.no