The Port Authority of Castellon has awarded Siport21 the impact evaluation study of the “Delphinidae” project. With abudget of 325.000 euros and six-monthexecution period, this is one of the major entity real-time ship manoeuvring studies requested by a Spanish Port Authority.
The study willassessthe current configuration of the Port and two future developments which includea new expansion area at south basin and the construction of a new dock, called “Delphinidae”. The study will determine the maximum operational limits, namely the maximum acceptablevesselsizeat each dock together withwind and wave limit conditions.
othisaim, Siport21 will evaluatethe requirednavigable space (access channel, stopping distance, spaces for turning and docking phase) based on the weather conditions and the occupation of adjacent docks. As a result of the study, the company will providerecommendations related to operational limits referring to meteorological conditions and tug requirements.
The project considers up to 450 ship simulation manoeuvres combininga fast-time model and real-time simulation in Siport21Maritime Simulation Center. Pilots and Harbour Masters will be involved in this project toverify the results and familiarize themselves with the new manoeuvres and access conditions in order to improve safety.
“Delphinidae” will boostthe competitiveness of Port of Castellon. This project includes the construction of a new dock in the south basin. The new infrastructure will catch up new industries and traffics.
More than 20 years’ experience, Siport21 is a maritime and port engineering consultancy company focused on ship manoeuvring and ship behaviour. Their facilities include a Real-Time Ship Manoeuvre Simulation Center approved by DNV as the only Maritime Training Provider in Spain.
Until now, they have carried out more than 1.300 projects in 53 countries. Also, they have trained 1.700 seafarers from international shipping companies intheir Simulation Center.
From their innovation business line, they have developed several software packages related to Safeport© concept and they are involved in the design of new products and services according to Industry 4.0.