Dry Dock Quarterly Newsletter
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DM Consulting Updates
Updated Dry Dock Training Schedule
23-26 October 2023 • North America/South America • Live Online (register now)
5-8 December 2023 • Norfolk, VA, USA
6-9 February 2024 • San Diego, CA, USA
5-8 March 2024 • London, United Kingdom • Live Online
12-15 March 2024 • Victoria, BC, Canada
9-12 April 2024 • Pascagoula, MS, USA
April 2024 • Asia/Australia/Oceania (exact dates are to be determined)
Summer June 2024 • Boston, MA , USA (exact dates are to be determined)
2025 • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2025 Dry Dock Conference • Dates and Location to be determined
Visit www.drydocktraining.com 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's Dry Dock Training Course has accreditation with both The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) and The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
Both experienced and inexperienced dry dock personnel have benefited from attending the training. Over 75% of all course attendees rate the course as "excellent".
DM Consulting is available for training specific to your organizations’ needs. Save time and travel expenses with customized training at your location.
DM Consulting are dry dock experts that conduct professional dry dock consulting services internationally. Services provided include:
Dry Dock Acquisitions
Dry dock operations assessment, support, manuals, procedures, and analysis
Drydocking calculations required for a safe drydocking and undocking operations
Launching operations assessment, support, and analysis
Dry dock project management and engineering
Ship and vessel owner drydocking support
Facility certifications, inspections, and acquisitions (MIL-STD 1625 experts)
Expert testimony and witness services
Research and Development Projects
DM Consulting continues to make progress on the two research and development projects awarded 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. The system has been designed, the components purchased, and assembled. Bench testing will be completed soon. Additional information and progress reports are available from our website:
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. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) has been used for drydocking ships and is undergoing lab testing. Additional information and progress reports are available from our website:
Dry Dock Community Bulletin Board
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SYNCROLIFT® AND DM CONSULTING JOIN FORCES
Many current shipyard practices date back to the 1700s – the days of sail, square-riggers, Nelson, and John Paul Jones. Some of those practices are very slow, unsafe, and labor-intensive.
Legacy engineering is dangerous, and by definition should be a thing of the past. Syncrolift® Inc. of Miami, FL, and DM Consulting Inc (DMC) of San Diego, CA – two world leaders in the field of drydock engineering are joining forces to modernize shipyard operations and bring them into the 21ST Century. Together the two companies are committed to bringing modern, safer, and best-engineering practices to the industry.
Established in 2000, DMC is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on the drydocking of ships and vessels. DMC personnel are dry dock experts with a combined 150+ years of experience in the industry, including involvement in over 2500 vessel drydocking projects and covering in excess of 5000 drydocking operations. DMC conducts Dry Dock Training around the world, in addition to a re-occurring International Dry Dock Conference and Advance Training Forum.
Syncrolift® has been a significant player in the shipyard market for seven decades with 300 shiplift installations around the world. In addition to the eponymous Syncrolift®, the company also supplies innovative Fast Docking™ products and transfer systems for heavy load handling of ships which maximize shipyard productivity. Nuclear-powered submarines are transferred to launch on Syncrolift® transfer systems in shipyards for both the US, and UK navies.
Syncrolift® supports its worldwide products in service with a network of service stations in North America, Europe, Middle East, Far-East, and Australasia. Syncrolift® makes sure to stay close to its customers worldwide and this new venture with DMC will provide additional training and support wherever required.
The two companies are dedicated to maximizing safety in all aspects of Drydock engineering. DMC Dry Dock Training Course has accreditation with both The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) and The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). All Syncrolifts® are built to Lloyds Register Code for Lifting Appliances in a Marine Environment.