Hull Vane second in ‘Vernufteling’ Award election

Mar 24, 2015

We’re proud to say that the Hull Vane® on 18 March, ‘The Day of the Engineer’, got the second place in the Dutch engineering award for ingenuity called “Vernufteling”.

The jury praised Van Oossanen for the Hull Vane® design as the substantial reduction of fuel consumption gives a sustainable answer to the growing need for energy savings in the maritime sector. Peter van Oossanen was complimented for his perseverance in developing and optimizing the Hull Vane in the last 12 years up to the market-ready product it now is. Also important was that the Hull Vane is very exportable and already has been applied on several types of vessels with proven results.

The winning invention was a vertical greenhouse façade for buildings, which produces fresh vegetables and clean air at the same time.  The newly elected “Engineer of the year”, Allard van Hoeken, works on affordable tidal power. So all top spots in the ‘Day of the Engineer’ election were claimed by environmentally friendly technologies.