Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH

HSVA - Setting standards in ship optimisation for more than 100 years

Hamburgische Schiffbau Versuchsanstalt / the Hamburg Ship Model Basin or HSVA, is a private, self-supporting, non-profit organisation providing research and consultancy services to the worldwide maritime industry. For more than a century HSVA is at the forefront of hydrodynamic research and pioneered testing technology, methods, standardisation and the development of cutting edge numerical procedures to solve complex problems. Highly skilled staff interacts with customers to optimise products and procedures quickly with high precision. Today, the model basin offers a large range of experimental investigations covering resistance and propulsion tests, seakeeping-, manoeuvring- and cavitation experiments for ships and "anything that floats". The main facilities available at HSVA include the large hydrodynamics and cavitation tunnel (HYKAT), the large towning tank (300m x 18m x 6m) which has been updated with multi-directional wave making capabilities and the unique ice tank. Together with advanced maritime CFD applications HSVA offers a full range of hydrodynamic customer services at highest ship model basin standards.

Based on our knowledge, skills and creativity as well as our facilities we render the technical use of the oceans safer, more efficient and resource-friendly.

Since Research and Development play a decisive role in our business, it is a natural consequence for HSVA to play an active role in the Waterborne TP and help to advance the state of European Maritime R&D.

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