News for the period 2022

Friedrich Mewis and Dirk Lehmann win the German Environmental Award 2022!

The engineers Friedrich Mewis and Dirk Lehmann have won the German Environmental Award 2022 with their invention of the power-saving Becker Mewis Duct® (BMD), developed to make a significant contribution to environmental protection in maritime shipping.

We sincerely felicitate our former colleague Friedrich Mewis, who used to be head of the "Resistance and Propulsion" department at HSVA for ten years, as well as Dirk Lehmann, BMS Managing Director, on this great success. Congratulations – well deserved!

HSVA is proud to have been a development partner to test the BMD in its beginning and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Becker Marine Systems GmbH for the great cooperation over all the past years – we are looking forward to further projects in the future!

The complete press release of the DBU can be read here: https://www.dbu.de/123artikel39511_2442.html

Show Day: HSVA & GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz)

As part of the 30th SMM Hamburg, we had the great opportunity to open the doors of HSVA together with our partner GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz). With pleasure we could demonstrate our interested guests the concept of the ballast water-free LNG tanker, which was developed by GTT, equipped with an Anti-Roll Tank by Hoppe Marine GmbH and a propulsion system by SCHOTTEL Industries GmbH, hull lines tested and optimized at HSVA. Moreover we provided an insight into our testing facilities and used the time for interesting discussions and conversations.


MS Medstraum

MS Medstraum, the world’s first fully electric and zero-emission fast ferry, has arrived at her home port Stavanger and is ready for operation - congratulations!

Polar Research Vessels

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.

HSVA Recommends

A very good read for those interested in ship safety, damage stability and numerical modeling was just published in Applied Ocean Research.