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We have moved to a new office! (03/02-2014)

Coastdesign Norway is happy to announce that we have moved into a new office on 1st December 2013.

- Read More Autoload 3D Crane module is now DNV type approved. (10/06-2013)

The advanced Autoload 3D crane module is now type approved by DNV.

- Read More Visit Coastdesign Norway at the Nor-Shipping Show, Booth T01-11 (02/06-2013)

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) in partner with their Dealer, Coastdesign Norway A/S are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at Nor-Shipping 2013 from June 4th – 7th at the Norway Trade Fairs in Oslo, Norway.

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Semi Submersible Heavy Lift


Semi-Submersible Heavy Lift Vessels lift, transport and unload very large floating objects. Of particular concern is the fact that the deck load adds buoyancy to the ship, a factor that must be accurately accounted for in order to do realistic dynamic stability assessment. ASC delivers a highly modified version of Autoload® tailored to these very specific needs.

The software combines an accurate model of the object to be loaded with a similar model of the heavy lift vessel, and represents them in 3-D graphics in the interface. Stability, strength and motion analyses are made on the resultant combined model. In addition to conducting all common hydrostatic and stability analyses, you can easily calculate fundamental ship motion parameters, including natural pitch, heave and roll period. The heavy lift solution also reads the tank and draft sensors. Additionally, the system calculates the required submerged trim and list of the lifting vessel in order to prevent any knuckle reaction or unnecessary heeling moment when contact is made.

Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT - now Dockwise) used Autoload on two sister-ships - M/V Black Marlin and M/V Blue Marlin - the largest heavy lift vessels of their kind in the world. It was one of these sister-ships, the Blue Marlin, that transported the terrorist-damaged USS Cole from Yemen waters back to its home port of Newport News VA. In the case of the 9,000 ton USS Cole, transporting across two major oceans without incident required Autoload to both plan the stability and the deballast plan ahead of time - and to monitor both in real time using the PC in the loading control room of the Blue Marlin.








Blue marlin also transported the worlds biggest semisubmersible rig, Thunderhorse.

Thunderhorse is also equipped with Autoload.