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Expertise
for the
Maritime Industry

Located in Hamburg, the private and independent Hamburg Ship Model Basin - HSVA - is a service and consulting company for clients in the maritime industry worldwide.

Our products contribute to a greener, more sustainable usage of marine environments. We help reduce emissions from shipping and we increase safety in marine transportation.

We are partners to our clients for the development of innovative, tailor-made solutions in shipping and offshore operations. For experimental investigations we are offering world class testing facilities.

Its leading role in national and international research programs makes HSVA a most competent partner in science and services in the field of maritime hydrodynamics, maritime aerodynamics and arctic technology as well as associated disciplines.

OUR FOCUS

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Maritime Hydrodynamics
Optimisation, Efficiency & Safety

We address any aspect in design, construction and operation of waterborne vehicles and structures that incorporate fluid mechanical considerations such as

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Maritime Aerodynamics
Design Loads, Operational Safety & Green Energy

HSVA adresses all aspects related to air flow on ships and offshore structures, including

  • Wind Loads
  • Air resistance
  • Exhaust gas distribution
  • Air Turbulence
  • Ventilation
  • Numerical Assessment (RANS, DES, LES)
  • Wind Tunnel Testing
  • IMO Weather Criterion
  • Helicopter Operations
  • Wind Propulsion Systems (Flettner Rotors, Soft Sails, Wing Sails)
  • Wind Turbines

 

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Arctic Technology
Safe operation in ice covered waters

Operating one of the very few testing facilities worldwide, HSVA provides unique expertise for marine vehicles and installations in ice covered waters:

April 2022

Polar Research Vessels
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Rapid change in climate conditions and marine traffic require the development of versatile vessels to support research, monitoring, safeguarding and environmental protection tasks in polar waters.

July 2022

Meet us at SMM 2022 in Hamburg!
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SMM – the leading international maritime trade fair | 6 – 9 sept 2022

We will be part of…

December 2021

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IMO's GHG-Strategy: EEXI and CII Ahead; EcoLibrium Project: Enabling a Holistic Assessment of Wind-Assisted…

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Jobs @ HSVA

HSVA is one of the world leading ship model basins. As a private company operating in the wonderful city of Hamburg, Germany, HSVA is active in the field of hydrodynamic research since 1913. Besides operating a large range of experimental facilities, we are among the forerunners of CFD developments and maritime applications.

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