Raising the bar of innovation

Our spirit of innovation, combined with enough manpower to anticipate quickly have proven a powerful force in getting new designs off the ground. From first ideas to drawing table to actual implementation, we’re raising the bar on quality and value creation for our clients – continuously.

Safety First

Safety is always our top priority. We don’t just adhere to regulations and the classification societies, we go above and beyond. From early in the design phase, we seek to cooperate with the classification societies, joining forces to realize safer and better boats. Our excellent relationships with the societies also results in quick and efficient progress of all activities, as well as a quick response to new developments.

Reduction of emissions

When determining the best applications for your sailing areas, we offer tailor-made solutions based on your sailing style. The additional charges for these sustainable solutions are neglectable and can be earned within three to five years. With Clean Ship Design, we integrate sustainability with your vessel in a smart way.

Sustainable alternatives are conceivable with:

  • Vessel design;
  • Materials used;
  • Propulsion installations (gas/dual fuel/hybrid/diesel/electric);
  • Other installations like the recycling of waste heat and LED lighting

Win-win Flextunnel application

A recent innovative application towards this goal is the Van der Velden Marine Systems Flex Tunnel. This innovative retractable tunnel is developed specifically for inland vessels, lowering resistance while increasing efficiency.

The tunnel ensures optimal water flow to the propellers at shallow draughts. The downsides of conventional tunnels are increases in hull resistance, lower efficiency, and increased fuel consumption. Moreover, inland ships are loaded, therefore sailing in deeper water conditions about 85 percent of the time, during which a tunnel is unnecessary. The Van der Velden® FLEX tunnel is deployed when sailing in shallow waters, ensuring sufficient water flow to the propellers and maintaining their efficiency.

Benefits of LNG

Alternative fuels play a key role in achieving emission reduction. In our latest designs, we’ve successfully Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). This is a major step forward. The uptake of LNG technology is a rather complex process, but the rewards are more than satisfying as LNG is better for both our clients and our planet.

LNG causes substantially lower emissions of air pollutants than conventional diesel and marine gasoil. On top of that, it reduces operational fuel costs thanks to long-term price differences when compared to diesel.