||The Royal Institution of Naval Architects
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The compendium of the reports presented in the course of the MHT (i.e. Marine Heavy Transport) and Lift international conference held by RINA in 2008. The issues addressed by the speakers included strength and deflection as the design aspects of HL multi-purpose ships, a number of case studies of ocean transportation using the SafeTrans simulator and float-over installation in West Africa plus operations using DP-vessels, subsea heavy lifting, efficient and accurate methods of hydrodynamic analysis for offshore discharge operations, risk management and so many more... The first article in the publication tells about the world's largest mono-hull HLV (heavy-lift vessel) equipped with the single mast crane - Nordic HLV Borealis - this vessel is currently considered a solid and quite innovative solution for today's market requirements. Among the features of this remarkable masterpiece there are large deck available on the main deck, ability to mobilize quickly, excellent motion behavior and dynamic positioning capability; in addition, it offers the flexibility to accommodate any additional piece of equipment on board, making this unit so versatile for the deepwater installation market. Subsea and surface lifts can be accommodated in a very cost effective way...