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Interview to our manager Adrian Sarasquete

Our HydroComp partners interviewed VICUSdt Manager Adrian Sarasquete and talked about his professional history and the long relationship between the two companies. Full interview here: An iberian connection Adrian Sarasquete’s history with HydroComp began when he met Managing Director Jill Aaron at an exhibition in Amsterdam sixteen years ago. So began a long-lasting relationship. Adrian […]

Webinar: rudder desing

Rudders are a vital piece of our vessel’s operational equipment, but what determines the best type of rudder to use? How do we ensure that the rudder and propeller function well together? Can we use analytical and CFD tools to optimize a design? Find out in our next webinar, with Don MacPherson (HydroComp) and Adrian […]

We reached our 100th propeller

We have delivered our 100th propeller! This is a pair of propellers with a diameter 1.75m @1029kW and four blades for the freighter Gavialis owned by the Dutch shipping company Gavialis Scheepvaart BV. After collecting the required data on one of the ship´s drydocking, the new propellers were optimized for the ship´s service condition using […]

PropCad 2020: Improved Program Stability and Speed

HydroComp 2020

PropCad 2020 is industry leading software for the geometric design of marine propellers. PropCad automatically prepares 2D drawings, 3D CAD models, and much more. Improved Program Stability and Speed All HydroComp 2020 products have been upgraded with a new internal code-and-control set. This has increased the speed and stability of the program across existing Window’s […]

A new dive support vessel of the French Navy sails with propellers designed by VICUSdt

Our client, iXblue, delivered the second hybrid dive support vessel for the French Navy, VICUSdt carried out the design and supply of the propellers and nozzles. The design of the propellers and nozzles has been made by CFD, paying special attention to the efficiency at the speed of 10 knots and silent operation. The nozzle […]

MTS Belize, the first of four projects

The fluvial tanker MTS Belize is the first of four projects in which VICUSdt has embarked. It is also our first project with the Dolderman shipyard. The work carried out consisted in the design and manufacture of the propulsion, propellers and hull optimized by CFD tools to achieve maximum efficiency. The sea trials, carried out […]

Efficient propulsion for the 5th vessel of the series: “Dettmer Tank 130”

Following with the Dettmer Tank 120, 122, 126 and 128, the successful test of the Dettmer Tank 130 was recently carried out in which we were able to design and deliver very efficient, robust and low noise propellers. From VICUSdt we have designed the ship’s propellers using CFD tools. – We calculate the resistance at […]

Ending of the LNG Prototype Pack project

The project, which ended on May 30, 2018, consists of the construction of a small membrane tank (110 m3).   LNG Prototype Pack initiative is funded by the Axencia Galega de Innovación (GAIN) through the Conecta Pyme program, with funds from Feder (Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional) and the Ministry of Industry (Xunta de Galicia). […]

Reserve the date: Hydrocomp technical days in Navalia

The International Exhibition Navalia will take place in Vigo next May 2018, with special technical conferences gathering the international naval industry. Withing this framework, Hydrocomp will show the capacities of the specialized software for marine propulsion design through 2 days, oriented to different audiences: “Radiated noise in propulsion propellers. Challenges and tools for prediction and […]

High efficient propellers onboard Panerai pushboat

The pushboat Panerai is now sailing in the Netherlands, as you can see in this video. VICUSdt designed and delivered the 1.7m diameter propellers, specially conceived to get the maximum energy efficiency and consequent fuel savings having the best performance. This is not the first time VICUSdt provides the propulsion for inland vessels in the […]