Commercial Ships

  • expedition cruise vessels

  • passenger ships & ferries

  • offshore vessels

  • workboats

  • coasters (<200m)

  • ro-ro ships

  • research vessels

  • fast supply vessels

  • container vessels

Benefits

Cost
  • lower costs thanks to reduced fuel consumption (5–25%)
Range
  • greater range (or same range at a higher speed) thanks to reduced fuel consumption

Sustainability
  • reduced CO2, NOx and SOx emissions thanks to improved fuel consumption
  • fewer batteries needed for same range and top speed on board electric vessels
Speed
  • higher speeds thanks to reduced resistance
  • improved sailing characteristics
Stabilisation
  • damped pitching motions & vertical accelerations in waves
  • safer helicopter/drone landings & daughter craft launch/recovery
  • improved weapon system / radar performance
  • reduced strain on crew
Retrofits
  • energy-saving performance upgrade (retrofit) for clients’ vessels while in dry dock
Competitiveness
  • higher-efficiency designs give competitive edge over other shipyards
Cost
  • lower installed power for same top speed
  • lower costs thanks to lower-rated engine & associated exhaust/cooling systems, etc.
Sustainability
  • reduced vessel resistance & future-proof design – ready for energy transition
Added Value
  • optimised design & lower life cycle costs

  • higher chance of winning tenders

Space
  • more usable space thanks to lower-rated (more compact) engine & associated exhaust/ventilation/fuel systems for given top speed & range

Excellence
  • makes a good design even better

Custom Design + Custom Build

We custom design and build every Hull Vane® for each vessel in the same way that you’d custom-build its bulbous bow.

The design phase starts by running a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis. Using CFD, we calculate how much we can reduce a vessel’s resistance by attaching a Hull Vane® – either at a single speed or for a wider operational profile.

Next, we perform a cost-benefit analysis to determine whether it’d be economically viable to continue development for the vessel in question. If so, we then conduct finite element method (FEM) and vibration analyses to verify our Hull Vane® will be strong enough for a lifetime of trouble-free operation.

And last, but by no means least, our certified welders fabricate your Hull Vane® to the highest-level finish and exact technical specifications.

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