The Hamburg Ship Model Basin

Setting the Standard in Ship Optimisation

Video 100 years

HSVA News Archive

November 2016

Kick-Off for AERONAUT

In October 2016 the national research project AERONAUT started at HSVA. The 3 year project will develop aerodynamic appliances and optimise the air flow around the superstructure of ships. The aim of AERONAUT is a significant reduction of the wind resistance of ships in order to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
... read more

October 2016

Fully Automated Measuring in HSVA's Old Medium Tunnel

HSVA’s medium cavitation tunnel – dating back to the 1960s – has recently been combined with an automated tunnel control system, enabling the facility to run huge measuring cam-paigns fully unmanned.
... read more

August 2016

HOLISHIP receives Blessing from EU – Commission

The face of ship design is changing. The vastly increasing complexity of European built ships and maritime structures as well as the growing number of rules and regulations call for novel concepts of product design and testing.
... read more

March 2016

Liquefaction Website Launched

The LiquefAction project addresses the problem of iron ore fine cargo liquefaction on board bulk carriers under certain conditions.
... read more