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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hull Vane saves 12.5% on Holland Class OPVs

What would retrofitting a Hull Vane to the 108-meter Holland Class OPVs of the Royal Netherlands Navy do?

This was the question asked by the DMO (Defence Materiel Organisation) of the Royal Netherlands Navy. A CFD study was done to find the answer.

Based on the operational speed profile and the power curve of the ship, it was determined that the most fuel is consumed per year at speeds between 15 and 20 knots, in spite of the fact that the ship sails 86% of the time at speeds below 15 knots.

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