The Hamburg Ship Model Basin

Setting the Standard in Ship Optimisation


Video 100 years

HSVA – Setting standards in ship optimisation
for more than 100 years

For a century, the private and independent Hamburg Ship Model Basin HSVA has been at the forefront of hydrodynamic research. HSVA has influenced and led developments of testing technology, methods, standardisation and numerical procedures to solve complex problems.

Today, HSVA is also a service and consulting company for industrial customers worldwide. Highly skilled staff is trained to interact with customers to optimise products and procedures quickly with high precision. HSVA skills are acknowledged in other areas as well such as the aircraft industry. Its leading role in national and international research programs makes HSVA a most competent partner in science and services around the field of hydrodynamics and related areas.

February 2015

HSVA’s supervisory board elected Dr. Janou Hennig as managing director

JHE + Frieschby HSVA

HSVA bids farewell to retiring managing director Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Friesch. After ten successful years as HSVA’s managing director, Jürgen Friesch retires on April 1, 2015. He established HSVA as a modern, financially healthy company settled well in the international maritime industry. He gave HSVA strength for new challenges and created a thorough basis for the company’s future development. HSVA is indebted to Jürgen Friesch for his dedicated technical and management work.
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