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Hydrodynamics & drag predictions to assess propulsion needs

Norton Straw Consultants has been working with a customer to assess the power requirements for a remote operated vehicle (ROV).  Initially starting out with engineering calculations and later progressing to the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Norton Straw used predictions of the vessel's drag to assess the required thrust for the vessel to meet its design performance requirements.  Initial hand-calculations were performed using DNV recommended practice.  However, uncertainty in the drag coefficient...

Bibby Offshore  develops engineering operations

Bibby Offshore Limited has engaged Norton Straw Consultants in the development of their engineering operations, processes and management systems  to support their growing business. Bibby Offshore is renowned as a subsea contractor with focus on construction/inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) & offshore operational and maintenance support.   It's engineering and operations teams continue to grow in size, number and capability as the company aims to support its customers across a broader range of larger...

Rathbone Market - CFD Wind Study

Norton Straw Consultants completes wind environment assessment of Rathbone Market on behalf of Peter Brett Associates using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Peter Brett Associates (www.peterbrett.com) engaged Norton Straw Consultants' wind engineering and CFD services to assess the wind environment around the proposed development of Rathbone Market as part of the reserved matters application to Newham Council. The study aimed to assess the wind environment based on pedestrian safety and comfort.  The architect's...

Supporting AMEC's Vision 2015

Norton Straw Consultants has been supporting AMEC in delivering its "Vision 2015" strategy. Part of AMEC's 2015 strategy is "The AMEC Way of project delivery" which provides a framework for the implementation of best practice and continuous improvement and is how AMEC works together across the company to deliver successful projects for its customers [note taken from AMEC website]. Norton Straw Consultants has worked closely with the AMEC Way Delivery Team helping in their implementation of best practice for project delivery, which...

Norton Straw Consultants supports Seatronics' Singapore business

Seatronics has engaged the services of Norton Straw Consultants to support the review and implementation of their Quality Management System. Norton Straw Consultants was contracted by Seatronics to undertake a review of their business process from enquiry through tender to service delivery and project close-out with the aim of improving their Quality management system. Norton Straw's consultants worked closely with Seatronics' management team to develop and implement an improved management system. The work culminated...