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Korea's leading ship and offshore plant research institute, KRISO

Deep Ocean Engineering Research Center

Deep Ocean Engineering Research Center Creating new growth engine through the advancement of offshore plant technology and the development of new technology

Purpose of Establishment Development of new technology for offshore plants; performing tests and providing technological support by using deep sea engineering water tank
Key functions
  • Performing tests and providing technological support by using deep sea engineering water tank
  • Conducting research on technology for the design and safety assessment of offshore plants
  • Providing university-institute-industry cooperative education and technical support in Korea, and fostering high-class technical human resources
  • Discovering research projects and conducting joint studies by establishing international global cooperative network

Original missions

  • Performing tests and providing technological support by using deep sea engineering water tank
  • Conducting research on technology for the design and safety assessment of offshore plants
  • Providing university-institute-industry cooperative education and technical support in Korea, and fostering high-class technical human resources
  • Discovering research projects and conducting joint studies by establishing international global cooperative network

Brief history

  • 2019

    03.05. Deep Sea Engineering Research Center established

  • 2018

    11.30. Construction of deep sea engineering water tank completed (water tank building and research building)

  • 2016

    07.01. Construction of deep sea engineering water tank commenced (water tank building and research building)

Key research facilities and equipment

Item, Specifications
Item Specifications
Water Tank Building Large rectangular water tank (world’s largest)
  • Floor area: 100 mx50 m
  • Water tank depth: 15 m ※ Water level adjustable in the entire range of 0-15 m.
  • Construction area (gross area) 9,878.33 m2(15,102.29 m2)
Pit: Circular, diameter 12 m, depth 50 m (with reference to the water plane)

※ Water level adjustable to 35 m from the bottom of the water tank

Basic Research Building Construction area (gross area) 864.61 m2 (2,623.56 m2)
Environment reproduction equipment and facilities 10 items, including wave maker and wave absorber systems; current generating system; carriage system; wind generating system; water level control system; and crane
  • Water Tank Building and Research Building at Deep Sea Engineering Water Tank
  • Aerial view of inside of Water Tank Building and research facilities at Deep Sea Engineering Water Tank

Key research facilities and equipment (10 items; 24 billion KRW)

No., Name, Key specification, Acquisition, Date of acquisition, Purpos
No. Name Key specification Acquisition Date of acquisition Purpos
Model
1 Wave Maker System Flap Type (long side130 ea, short side 70ea) Developed 2019. 05. 31 Testing
2 Current Generating System Horizontal circulation (Vertical 6 levels) Developed 2019. 02. 27 Testing
3 Wind Generating System Axial-flow fan type (modular structure) Developed 2019. 04. 16 Testing
4 Carriage System Vx=4m/s, Vy=3m/s
5 Rail & Chair System 60kg Rail Developed 2019. 01. 30 Testing
6 Wave Absorber System 2-Beach Type Developed 2019. 04. 19 Testing
7 Water Level Adjusting System Floating Wire/Winch
8 Filtering System ※ Reflected to construction works - Purchased 2018. 11. 30 Other
9 Ventilation System ※ Reflected to construction works - Purchased 2018. 11. 30 Other
10 Overhead Crane System Crane (5 ton*4 set) Developed 2018. 12. 26 Testing
  • Wave absorption performance test at deep water engineering water tank (April 2019)
  • Front view of deep water engineering water tank
  • Current generating system
  • Wind generating system

VISION

Creating new growth engine through the advancement of offshore plant technology and the development of new technology

Mid-term and long-term goals

Development of advanced technology for offshore plant performance evaluation and novel design technology

Three major strategies
Nine technological focuses

01 Performing tests and providing technological support by using deep sea engineering water tank
  • Technology for advancing offshore plant performance evaluation
  • Technology for conducting performance evaluation by connecting deep water and maritime engineering water tanks and for diversifying tests
  • Technology for conducting performance evaluation in maritime national defense in pursuit of national maritime security independence
02 Developing novel design technology for increasing offshore plant performance
  • Multidisciplinary integrated analysis and optimization design and engineering technology
  • Technology for novel modular offshore platform
  • Digital water tank-based technology for verifying offshore structure design
03 Supporting industry-university-institute cooperative education in Korea and establishing global cooperative network
  • Providing education in the field of offshore plants and fostering high-class technical human resources
  • Establishing and supporting industry-university-institute joint research system
  • Establishing international network for global cooperation