Wärtsilä Ship Design has developed a double hull, single screw crude oil tanker featuring a CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) optimised hull to provide less resistance with higher propulsion efficiency. The minimum time at the terminals is ensured by the high loading/discharge rate. The CFD optimisation of the hull form has carefully considered the flow lines and pressure distribution along the hull, while the cylindrical bow accommodates a range of operational draughts even in rough weather conditions.
Ulstein Group has sold nearly 70 offshore ship designs since the company started to develop Ulstein designs in 1999. Over 40 of these designs are for X-BOW® vessels, a new hull design that was launched five years ago. 15 X-BOW® vessels are already at work, and the feedback from crew is overwhelming.