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TCOMS Ocean Basin Facility Technical Tour

The Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS) is a national R&D centre dedicated to the Marine & Offshore Engineering, Maritime and other Ocean sectors. It integrates research and industry expertise to co-create, validate and stress test innovative concepts and solutions to address real world challenges. A core feature of TCOMS is the next-generation ocean basin facility which is equipped with advanced wave and current generation systems to simulate physical ocean environment and complex scenarios that offshore platforms, ships and underwater systems operate in. As part of a network of national platforms coordinated by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), TCOMS brings together researchers from the public sector, academia and industry, and fosters R&D capabilities to position Singapore as a global hub that creates, builds and manages future ocean systems and solutions. TCOMS is a joint venture between A*STAR and the National University of Singapore (NUS), supported by Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

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Features of the TCOMS Ocean Basin Facility

  • The effective test area of the ocean basin measures 60 by 48 metres, with a variable depth of up to 12 metres
  • Capable of simulating operating environments in shallow, intermediate and deep water
  • Capable of generating waves of up to one metre in height, using a 180 flap-type wave generation system
  • Six layers of flow control to simulate complex of water current flows
  • Carriage system for instrumentation and towing

Date: Friday, 14 June 2024
Time: 9.00am to 10:20am
Venue: TCOMS (12 Prince George’s Park, Singapore 637051)

Time Programme Highlights Location
9:00am Welcome Group Stokes Seminar Room, Level 1, TCOMS
9:05am Safety Evacuation and HSE Briefing Stokes Seminar Room, Level 1, TCOMS
9:10am Introduction of TCOMS Stokes Seminar Room, Level 1, TCOMS
9:20am Tour of Ocean Basin facility &
Model test demonstration for an offshore floating system
Laboratory, Level 3, TCOMS
9:50am Showcase of TCOMS R&D projects Laboratory, Level 3, TCOMS
10:15am Group Photo  
10:20am End of event  

Registration Fee: S$50 per pax (inclusive of transport and light refreshment)
Maximum capacity: 40 participants

Pick-up Information
8:00am at EXPO (conference venue's pick-up point)
8:40am in the Orchard Hotel's main lobby