We serve our customers in the Marine industry on a global basis. We have the resources and skills required to successfully complete a wide range of design, engineering and project management tasks for a comprehensive range of vessel types.
We have strong know-how in cruise ships and ferries, special vessels, conversions and retrofits, marine concepts and information management solutions.
All disciplines – full product life cycle
Our services cover all disciplines and the full life cycle of the products from feasibility studies and pre-design to detail design, production support, site supervision and lifecycle support.
- Project and concept design
- Marine design and engineering
- Marine life cycle solutions
- Newbuilding support
- Environmental retrofit support
- Information management solutions
A typical cargo ship that operates 24 h/day and 300 days a year uses about 95 % of its energy for propulsion. Fuel consumption for propulsion is 28 800 ton-MGO/year/ship, which translates to annual fuel expenses of $ 17 280 000 (Notteboom, T. and P. Carriou (2009)).
The same questions and claims regularly come up when talking about ballast water and its treatment. “Ballast water has been transported ever since ships were invented”, or “The invasive species have already been transported so the problem won’t get any worse”, or “There were no problems yesterday, why would there be any today”. Despite being rather common claims, they are not accurate. Here is why.
A recent eye-catching headline that did the rounds in LinkedIn’s marine community suggested that one ship emits as much sulphur as 50 million cars. Another frequently seen statement is that the sixteen worst offending vessels create as much pollution as all the cars on the planet combined. Can this really be true? Was shipping not supposed to be the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation out there?