Innovation is considered to be an elementary part of a Conoship-design: the most proper and beneficial way to distinguish our new designs from existing vessels. We have a strong focus on Research and Development, to stay at the fore-front of developments in Maritime Technology and to apply the latest innovations in our ship designs and consultancy services.
Most of our new vessels are based on ‘proven designs’ but are always designed to achieve a great added valve. We believe that all of our newly gained experience should lead to further optimization, if possible in logical solutions that combine ‘eCONOmy & eCOlogy’. Saving both money and the environment is what we consider ‘eCONOlogical’, with applications for example in:
- Fuel-saving aftship-design ‘ConoDuctTail©’, based on integrated CFD-analysis. Applied on a series of 3.700tdw Sea-River vessels for long-term customer Wijnne Barends.
- Wind-assisted propulsion with ‘eConowind-Unit’, easy to fit on existing cargo vessels, leading to fuel-savings of 20 to 40%. If you are interested in wind assisted propulsion please visit the website of Econowind.
- Slow-steaming ‘eCONOprop’-analysis, to investigate possible fuel-savings at (reduced) eco-speed by adapting the propulsion-system of existing vessels.
- LNG-propulsion for Dredgers such as the TSHD Ecodelta and for Short Sea Shipping such as an ice-strengthed RoLo vessel.