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Navigating the Congo River-DHI Case Story An

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The new Angola Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility near Soyo sits in highlystratified water, where the top and bottom layers of water do not easily mix.LNG carriers experience more resistance which may cause them to moveslower than in non
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stratified water. This impacts manoeuvrability. As such, Angola LNG wanted a clearer understanding of the water stratification in thearea and its possible impact on ships. We used our Computational FluidDynamics (CFD) modelling expertise to investigate the influence of thestratified water on ships’ manoeuvring. In doing so, we gave ship captains aclearer idea of the effect of stratification on the piloting of their ships. This willallow them to improve their navigation, ensuring the safety of themselves andtheir crew.
 
ENSURING SHIP SAFETY
When non
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saline, lighter water from the Congo River discharges into the colder,heavier saline sea water of the Atlantic Ocean, a strong density stratification formsat the mouth of the river. The upper layer of relatively light water flows at a higher speed than the heavier, often slower moving saline sea water layer underneath. Angola LNG’s new loading facility near Soyo at Pointa de Moita Seca is locatednear the highly stratified waters of the mouth of the Congo River. In order for captains to steer confidently in these conditions, a detailed understanding of howthis stratified flow affects large LNG carriers is crucial.
SUMMARY
 
CLIENT
 
 Angola LNG
 
CHALLENGE
 
Location of new loading facility near densitystratified water (water of two densities withone floating on top of the other) wheremixing does not easily occur 
 
Lack of knowledge about how the densitystratified water changes the manoeuvringproperties and resistance of vessels
 
Difficulty navigating ships in such stratifiedwaters without proper knowledge of ship
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flow interactions
SOLUTION
 
 Analysis of flow conditions to determinehow stratified flow changes themanoeuvring properties of vessels
 
Recommendation on how to decreaseresistance encountered by ships instratified waters
 
VALUE
 
Increase in knowledge of the effects of flowstratification on navigation
 
 Aiding ship captains in adjusting andimproving manoeuvring of ships to ensuresafety to and from the loading facility
 
Improvement of navigation trainingprogramme using the results of our study
 
LOCATION / COUNTRY
 
Soyo, Angola
 
DHI CASE STORY
 
NAVIGATING THE CONGO RIVER
 
Investigating ship
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flow interactions in stratified waters
 
Iso
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surfaces at intermediate density in combination with contour plot in a vertical planethrough midship section. Flow approaching 0° from heading and depth of interface is 9m.U=2.0m/s.
 
ENERGY / COAST & MARINE / INDUSTRY
 

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