Vessel design

Design to function

Vuyk delivers practical designs for new vessels or conversions to facilitate complex operations. As naval architects and mechanical engineers, Vuyk can consider and include equipment integration and operational aspects.

  • Independent, client-specific, no-nonsense, and safe designs
  • Simple and proven when possible, ground-breaking when required
  • Integrated knowledge of operations and equipment
  • Practical experience combined with theoretical background
  • Experience with multiple types of vessels in various markets
  • Structural and (hydro)dynamic expertise available in-house

Different operations require different vessel types

Vuyk supplies mostly unique client-specific vessels for the offshore, renewable, dredging and mining, and salvage and decommissioning markets. 

Examples  include:

  • crane vessels
  • heavy-lift shipping vessels
  • (submersible) (towed) barges, project-specific pontoons
  • accommodation vessels
  • semi-submersibles
  • jack-ups
  • dredging vessels (hoppers, cutters, backhoes, split hopper barges)
  • mining vessels 
  • rock installation vessels (side dump and fall pipe) 
  • pipelay-crane vessels 
  • cable-lay vessels
  • floating docks
  • livestock carriers

From concept to basic design

The level of detail of the design will suit the phase of the project. From feasibility studies and concept design to class approval, Vuyk provides the following:

  • arrangements
  • lines plan
  • DP analysis
  • structural design
  • stability booklets
  • system diagrams and load balance
  • functional specification

Vuyk’s design scope exclude production information. As part of IHC, Vuyk can offer more expertise, and more than design or engineering if requested by client.

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