Dry Dock Quarterly Newsletter
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DM Consulting Updates
Updated Dry Dock Training Schedule
24-27 April 2023 • Asia/Australia/Oceania (UTC+9) • Live Online
8-11 May 2023 • Pascagoula, MS, USA
6-9 June 2023 • London, United Kingdom
13-16 June 2023 • London, United Kingdom
25-28 September 2023 • North America/South America (UTC-6) • Live Online
5-8 December 2023 • Virginia Beach, VA, USA
5-9 February 2024 • San Diego, CA, USA
See https://www.drydocktraining.com/course-information.html for details on the 4-day training course; including an outline, past attendees, and testimonials. Please register early, courses are often filled. Early payment provides the best value. All payments are 100% refundable if you cannot attend the training.
DM Consulting is available for special training sessions. You can save time and travel expenses with customized training at your location.
DM CONSULTING YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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DM Consulting has thousands of contacts in the dry dock and drydocking marketplace. Please contact Joe Stiglich (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in marketing of your goods or services through DM Consulting’ dry dock and drydocking’s network.
RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
DM Consulting has been awarded two research and development projects by the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP)!
Dry Dock Block Contact Indicator System
The purpose of this project is to design and test a block contact detection system. Use of the system is intended to reduce or eliminate the need for divers to verify contact between the blocks and the vessel being drydocked.
Alternate Blocking Materials
The purpose of this project is to design and test three different materials as candidates for replacing structural elements of dry dock blocks. Two materials to be tested will be High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and neoprene, which are targeted at replacing soft and hard wood caps. The third material to be tested will be fiber reinforced concrete intended to replace the traditional steel reinforced concrete block. The goal of exploring alternate blocking materials is to be able to reduce the cost of wood materials consumed for each drydocking and extend the service life of the concrete blocks, reducing the overall shipyard operating cost and local environment impact.
Dry Dock Community Bulletin Board
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*New* 3D Scanning Technology
This patented technology was developed to service the dry dock industry by eliminating uncertainty in drydocking. By scanning a vessel in water prior to drydocking
Application of our modern technology can create the follow documents for a safe drydocking:
- Drydocking Feasibility Report
- Hydrostatic Curves
- Docking Plan Modifications with Projection/Hull Opening Interferences
- Standard Drydocking Calculations (loading, stability, clearances and more)
See https://www.drydocktraining.com/3dscanning.html for more details.
Dry Dock Engineer Available
-Dry Dock Engineer available for short and long term projects.
-Dockmaster with a background in marine engineering and ship handling.
-Specializing in docking evolutions, project management and facility acquisitions.
-NAVSEA Certified FOS and USCG Licensed.
-Commercial maritime and defense experience.
For details contact David Von Schmidt, email@example.com
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