Trelleborg has launched DynaMoor, a safety focused dynamic mooring solution that actively maintains constant tension in mooring lines to dampen vessel movements, eliminating the effect that passing ships and long-period waves have on moored vessels.
DynaMoor increases port and terminal throughput by allowing operations to continue in a wider range of conditions, while improving safety and reducing operational costs. The risk of parted lines and excessive vessel excursion is reduced, protecting people, assets and increasing uptime.
Safety is further enhanced by keeping constant tension in mooring lines, minimising ‘snap back’ zones, and reducing the overall amount of wharf furniture required, simplifying day-to-day operations. The system speeds up the berthing process and minimises workload and manual line handling, improving overall efficiency.
“The marine industry is in a time of transition. With increasing vessel sizes, the stakes grow higher. Since even a small error in docking and mooring can cause significant damage or even cost lives, higher standards must be met. A demanding environment requires that users of mooring systems adapt and innovate to ensure efficient and safe solutions,” said Richard Hepworth, president of Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation.
“Docking and mooring has a critical role to play in optimising the efficiency of both the berth and the overall port facility. Process refinement is key. A lean mooring philosophy aims to transform berthing strategies and enhance operations. This approach enables greater control of the operational window, optimises berth utilization, lowers resource and space requirements, and demands less time and infrastructure investment to increase berthing capacity,” he continued.
The DynaMoor solution is SmartPort enabled, allowing it to connect with other port assets to analyse asset performance and apply data insights to improve day-to-day decision making.