Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Ship Optimisation Cuts Fuel Spend

   November 13, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

The new expedition ships of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will burn 10% less fuel as the result of new design changes made following optimisation work with DNV GL.

Hanseatic Nature and Hanseatic Inspiration are currently under construction at Vard shipyards in Norway and Romania and are due to launch in April and October 2019.

DNV GL experts created over 100,000 hull variations for the ships during the initial design phase.

Hanseatic Nature cruise ship

The efficiency of the hull form has been optimized via using DNV GL’s formal optimization approach. Another 10,000 hull designs have been analysed, and the most promising candidates have undergone high fidelity CFD (computational fluid dynamic) analysis to confirm the results.

The stern was finally optimized for passenger comfort via minimizing impact from slamming.