What kind of maintenance does the Hull Vane® require?
Are there any government subsidies to soften the investment cost?
Does the Hull Vane® increase the length-over-all of the ship?
How much does it cost?
The installation of a Hull Vane® is an investment which pays itself back over a period of time, much like solar panels, real estate, etc. The investment risk is extremely low: as long as the ship is sailing, and oil prices aren’t decimated, the Hull Vane® will pay dividend. As there are no moving parts on the Hull Vane®, there are no unforeseen costs to be expected in the future.
For new vessels in the design stage, the application of the Hull Vane® can lead to a reduction in size of the main engines and their exhaust systems, leading to a more compact engine room. Furthermore, the savings in installed engine power will offset most of the investment cost of the Hull Vane®.
Is the Hull Vane® patented?
The Hull Vane® is protected by patents in all major shipbuilding countries. The development of the Hull Vane® took over 10 years and required a significant investment.
What about the weight of the Hull Vane® and my LCG?
What are the disadvantages?
Can the Hull Vane® be mounted on ships with Ice-Class notations?
Can the Hull Vane® be retrofitted to an existing ship?
Which modifications are needed to the ship’s structure?
Can you give a ballpark figure for the energy savings on my vessel?
Is CFD reliable enough or should we model test the Hull Vane® in a towing tank before ordering?
On request, model testing in a towing tank can be carried out to validate the CFD calculations.