“A Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of the Application of a Hull Vane® to an Offshore Patrol Vessel”, by Bruno Bouckaert, Kasper Uithof, Perry van Oossanen, Niels Moerke, Bart Nienhuis and Jan van Bergen, Published in the Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2015), Washington, USA, 1-4 September 2015, pp. 629-643 (ID No. 5455).
This paper presents the results of applying a Hull Vane® to a Holland Class 108 m ocean-going patrol vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy. These results reveal that an annual reduction in the fuel consumed of 12.5% can be obtained when a Hull Vane® is fitted. At the speed (17.5 knots) at which the fuel consumption is greatest a saving of 15.3% is achieved.