Dynamic Under Keel Clearance
The ship motions will change based on a number of factors including:
By dynamically modelling each UKC component and then adding an additional safety allowance; DUKC® transits achieve an accuracy and safety that far exceed traditional static rules that assume fixed allowances from which UKC components must be accounted for.
DUKC® models are specifically configured and validated based on full-scale measurements at the port, and comply with international standards for safety of navigation in shallow waterways.
DUKC® Case Studies
OMC undertook a comprehensive dredge optimisation study for a major capital dredging project. Utilising DUKC® technology reduced the dredged depth requirements by more than 1m, and the overall dredged area by 90,000m2.
Port of Geelong
OMC worked alongside the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA) to deliver an operational DUKC® system for the Port of Geelong. Vessel motion measurements were carried out on some of the biggest vessels that had ever visited Geelong.
Melbourne Suezmax Tanker Accessibility
The Port of Melbourne and one of their major port users, ExxonMobil, wanted to investigate the possibility of bringing vessels with a deeper draft than the 14.0 m design maximum draft of the channels.
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