New Electric Ferries Become Spearhead of Unique Virtual Design
Norway's biggest ferry company has ordered two new ferries from Havyard Design & Solutions. They will be the first to benefit fully from Havyard LAB's
new and unique three-step tool to become safer and more environmentally friendly. This could result in considerable savings.
Havyard LAB is now a three-step tool that is unique in a commercial context. It is introduced to allow shipping companies to perfect ship designs step by step. This process will result in a ship that is carefully adapted to its work and the waters in which it will be operating, while also cutting energy consumption, emissions and operating costs. Executive Vice President Stig Magne Espeseth of Havyard Design & Solutions AS refers to a recent example where they were considering different design options together with a customer.
‘We simulated the different design options and demonstrated that the customer could reduce the energy consumption significantly by choosing one alternative instead of the other.’
Havyard Design & Solutions has extensive experience of zero-emission ferries after a record series of twelve electric ferry designs. ‘And the next two ferry designs will be perfected using the three-step tool in order to become even safer and more environmentally friendly.’
The three-step Havyard LAB tool gives shipowners an opportunity to test the hull, technology and operations before the ship has even been built. At the same time, Stig Magne Espeseth emphasises the interaction between customer, salesperson, designer and specialists on the new tool as a crucial factor in the development of sustainable designs.