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Vessel design

Tailor-made vessel design and modification

Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam supplies customer-specific vessel designs and conversions. We see the bigger picture, beyond the vessel.

From concept to basic design

Highly experienced engineers, with mainly a naval architecture background. Combined we have more than 40 years of experience. With this knowledge we design or modify the most complex tailor-made vessels of its kind. We make use of various of the newest software packages.

In-house expertise

Complex designs and tailor-made projects require extensive in-house expertise, including the likes of structural analysis and design, stability calculations, hydrodynamic studies, mechanical design, and the arrangements of vessels. We use a unique vessel design process to supply customer-specific designs, supporting and guiding the customer through all steps of the process.

On-site support

After finalising the design package, we provide direct on-site support for the transformation of the design package into a physical product, as well as standby engineering knowledge via our Rotterdam-based office.


Conceptual design

  • Naval architectural design
  • Weight and stability calculations
  • Hull design
  • Propulsion
  • Fuel and power generation

Basic design

  • Global hull analysis
  • Arrangement drawings
  • Finite element method
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Structural calculations
  • Ship construction drawings
  • Machinery and system engineering

Detailed engineering

  • Detail structural design and production files
  • Machinery space arrangements
  • Ventilation and cable routing
  • 3D pipe routing


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