HADAG Seetouristik und Fährdienst AG

With the new EU Stage V emission regulations in force for inland waterway vessels, HADAG selected naValue to evaluate suitable propulsion configuration options for their fleet renewal program. Based on the outcome, naValue developed HADAG’s innovative type 2030 design for public transport in the city of Hamburg. The design concept allows for alternative propulsion concepts. The vessel can be equipped with both a diesel-electric plug-in hybrid propulsion system and a battery-electric system that uses hydrogen-powered fuel cells as a range extender.

Concept design work including:

  • Engine market survey and configuration study
  • Concept design development
  • Preparation of tender documentation
  • Risk assessment and ZKR approval of hydrogen fuel cell integration, hydrogen handling and battery charging concept
  • Project management

Main particulars:

  • Length: 33.40m
  • Breadth: 8.00m
  • Speed: 12.0 kn
  • Capacity: 250 Pax
  • Inland waterway passenger vessel for public transport in the city of Hamburg
  • One-man operation
  • Diesel-electric propulsion system
  • Fitted for zero-emission operation with battery system and hydrogen fuel cells

Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd.

CMAL selected naValue to design their new ferry for the lifeline service from the Scottish mainland to the Isle of Islay.

After concluding the design requirements together with the owner and operator, our team carried out the entire concept design work of this exceptionally efficient day ferry.

Concept design work including:

  • Development of the general arrangement
  • Hull form development, analysis of seakeeping and manoeuvring capabilities
  • Machinery and propulsion concept
  • Model testing
  • Terminal fit and dynamic mooring analysis
  • Interior design and evacuation analysis

Main particulars:

  • Length: 94.90m
  • Breadth: 18.70m
  • Speed: 16.5 kn
  • Deadweight: 750 tdw
  • Capacity: 350 Pax / 14 HGV / 107 cars
  • Drive-through twin-screw monohull day ferry
  • Diesel-electric (hybrid) propulsion
  • EURO SOLAS class B
CMAL Ferries


For the re-start of the ferry service on the river Elbe linking Brunsbüttel and Cuxhaven – a much-appreciated infrastructure project – naValue supported Elbferry with adapting their double-ended GREENFERRY I to the existing terminals. In addition to intense terminal fit studies, naValue took care of the steel design and installation of new berthing fenders and managed the official approval process.

Concept design work including:

  • Terminal fit investigation and adaption
  • Fender design and integration
  • Management of approval process with local authorities

Main particulars:

  • Length: 129.80m
  • Breadth: 19.20m
  • Speed: 12.0 kn
  • Capacity: 600 Pax / 212 cars / 18 trucks
  • Double-ended LNG-fueled ferry

Adler-Schiffe GmbH & Co. KG

Feasibility study for the conversion of a 1980s passenger ferry from diesel mechanic propulsion to emission-free propulsion with batteries and an H2 fuel cell.

Concept design work including:

  • Determination of framework conditions (operating profile, power demand, daily energy demand)
  • Technical and rule-based assessment of feasibility
  • Development and specification of conversion measures
  • Calculation of budget costs

Main particulars:

  • Length: 36.77m
  • Breadth: 7.20m
  • Capacity: 350 Pax
  • Speed: 11.5kn

Fachhochschule Kiel

Kiel University of Applied Sciences asked naValue to develop a 3D model and to prepare renderings for the purpose of illustrating their idea for a flexible test and research platform. The self-propelled unit is intended to run on hydrogen for which naValue developed a proposal for the system integration.

Concept design work including:

  • 3D design model for a test and research platform
  • 3D renderings for illustration and marketing purposes
  • Design concept for hydrogen integration

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