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Welcome Kaja Steffensen Bremer

ONA Consultants would like to welcome our new Summer Intern, Kaja Steffensen Bremer. Originally from Norway, Kaja did her Master`s Degree in Marine Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She completed an exchange year at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) as part of her degree, where she expanded her international academic […]

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Learning from mooring fairlead failures.

Should ship owners and port operators be concerned at the risk of mooring equipment failure on board moored vessels? I was recently directed to an online a paper presented at a forum hosted by Pilbara Ports. According to the paper, there have been a significant number of equipment failures during towing and mooring operations. Over […]

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Welcome Dr Mahdi Mirzaei

ONA Consultants would like to welcome Dr Mahdi Mirzaei. Mahdi brings to ONA a depth of experience that is not only world class but also relevant to Australia with the recent arrival of the moored Prelude FLNG and Ichthys Venturer. His specific skills and technical expertise has been implemented on these projects and other floater […]

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ONA are proud to be awarded Lloyds ISO 9001:2015 Certification

ONA Consultants is proud to be awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognized standard that ensures that our services meet the needs of our clients through an effective Quality Management System (QMS). ONA takes quality seriously at all levels of the business and are all about continuous improvement. The new ISO 9001 standard better allows […]

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ONA Awarded Moored FPSO Consulting Scope

ONA Consultants has been contracted by an energy major to undertake position keeping engineering for an FPSO on the North West Shelf, Australia. The work scope included modelling and operability assessments of the FPSO on the connected turret and mooring system, under the influence of a multitude of probable sea states. ONA has developed robust […]

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Marine Analytical Engineer Opportunity

ONA are seeking graduate or entry level Engineers and Naval Architects with an appetite for analytical work including hydrodynamic, stability and structural design. If you are passionate about your work, energetic and interested in tackling a variety of exciting consulting scopes please send your resume and a cover letter articulating your skills and ability to […]

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Importance of Weight Control and Management in the Marine Transport and Installation Domain

The following Insight from Mike Priestly, Senior Consultant, discusses the importance of weight control and management in the marine transport and installation domain: My experience on projects over the last couple of years has revealed huge opportunities for better weight management and less cost and risk in project work scopes. During the past 10 years […]

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Greater Enfield Tow Consulting

ONA were recently awarded a tow consulting scope on the Woodside Greater Enfield Project on behalf of TechnipFMC. The scope comprised tow planning, procedures, stability, and tow load path engineering and verification of multiple voyages. Each tow formed part of the mobilisation of equipment and permanent materials from Singapore. The work was completed by our […]

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Marine Assurance – Risk Management

ONA has been awarded another specialised marine scope covering heavy lift and marine transportation of high value project equipment for the Rio Tinto Amrun Project in Weipa, QLD. The services provided will be managed from our Perth office and include marine lift and engineering review with execution oversight in Henderson, WA and in Weipa, QLD. […]

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PNG Multi-Buoy Marine Terminal Mooring

ONA recently completed a mooring design and assessment for an offshore marine terminal in Papua New Guinea. The work included detailed assessments of environmental and operational factors to supplement the design work. The modelling was completed using OPTIMOOR and our in-house database of vessel and hydrodynamic parameters. ONA has strong experience working with designers and […]

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Mega Projects – Mega Windages and Position Keeping

The following Insight from Mike Priestly, Senior Consultant, explores the effect of large windages on the nature of position keeping two of the largest floating facilities ever built: Last year, two of the largest facilities in each class were installed in the Northern waters of Australia, the Inpex Ichthys CPF “Ichthys Explorer” and Shell FLNG […]

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OrcaFlex and Python Integration Workshop

Towards the end of 2017, ONA consultant engineer Jordan Rayson attended the OrcaFlex user group meeting to learn about the updates to come in OrcaFlex, as well as attending the OrcaFlex Introduction to Python Workshop. Jordan said, “I took the opportunity to take this course to push my knowledge of OrcaFlex and start on my […]

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Operational Risk Assessments-Incident Commentary

The following Insight from Mike Priestly, Senior Consultant, provides incident commentary on the Spirit of Tasmania II parting of moorings: Background On 13 January 2016 The Spirit of Tasmania II broke from her moorings while loading vehicles and passengers at Station Pier Melbourne. The ATSB recently published a report of its investigation (link). Purpose ONA […]

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Shipyard Risk Assessment and JH143 in Australia

The following Insight from Mike Priestly, Senior Consultant, explores the use of the JH143 in Australia when conducting risk assessments of shipyards: Historical Context Australia has a long and proud history of shipping and boating around Australia’s enormous coastline. Many of us grew up near marine infrastructure such as boatsheds and slipways. Some had nice […]

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2018 Bursary Program

ONA welcomes requests from engineering students to apply for bursaries to undertake final year projects that align with their studies and ONA’s areas of expertise. We are particularly interested in students in 2018 undertaking modelling and docking studies (AMC CUF Floating Dock) of the new NAVAL GROUP (formerly DCNS) Shortfin Barracuda design. See our web […]

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