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Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH

Booth number: N2D11-03

About us

For more than a century, the private and independent Hamburg Ship Model Basin HSVA has been at the forefront of hydrodynamic research. HSVA has influenced and led developments of testing technology, methods, standardisation and numerical procedures to solve complex problems.

Today, HSVA is also a service and consulting company for industrial customers worldwide. Highly skilled staff is trained to interact with customers to optimise products and procedures quickly with high precision. HSVA skills are acknowledged in other areas as well such as the aircraft industry. Its leading role in national and international research programs makes HSVA a most competent partner in science and services around the field of hydrodynamics and related areas.

Products and services

Among others HSVA provides design, consulting and testing services for CRUISE VESSELS, GOVERNMENTAL VESSELS and ICE-GOING VESSELS.

These DESIGN services include the design, review, optimisation and testing of hulls, propellers, rudders, energy-saving devices and other appendages, supported by advanced, tailor-made CFD-tools.

TESTS are performed in calm water, waves, ice and combinations of these. Cavitation and noise phenomena as well as friction reduction methods are investigated in the large cavitation tunnel.

FULL SCALE observations and measurements are performed in open and ice-covered waters in close cooperation with the customer.

Dynamic positioning test in ice

Dynamic positioning test in ice

Cavitation test in HYKAT

Cavitation test in HYKAT


Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH
Bramfelder Str. 164
22305 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 692030
Fax: +49 40 69203345

Hilmar Klug
Project Manager Technical Sales
Phone: +49 40 69203225

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