VIRTUE brings together Europe’s leading marine CFD development and consultation powers. This approach will assure not only the best use of resources and competence but also the best possible, flexible and all-embracing development strategy. The Virtual Basin’s future services will allow the European Maritime Industry to attain and keep its competitive edge in ship design and the production of advanced products.

Project Partners:



Name, Role Country Website
Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH, Coordinator/SG HSVA Germany
Maritime Research Institute Netherlands, SG MARIN Netherlands
SSPA Sweden AB, SG SSPA Sweden
Principia Marine, SG PMA France
University of Strathclyde, SG SU-SSRC/CAD United Kingdom
WS Atkins Consultants Ltd, SG ATKINS United Kingdom
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Partner TUHH Germany
Chalmers University of Technology, Partner CHALMERS Sweden
Instituto Superior Tecnico, Partner IST Portugal
Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Partner ECN France
Bassin d’Essais des Carènes, Partner BASSIN France
Bureau Veritas, Partner BV France
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Partner VTT Finland
SIREHNA, Partner SIREHNA France
Germanischer Lloyd AG, Partner GL Germany
Istituto Nazionale di Studi ed Esperienze di Architettura Navale, Partner INSEAN Italy
FRIENDSHIP-Systems GmbH, Partner FSYS Germany
Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin, Partner ZIB Germany
VICOMTech, Partner VICOMTECH Spain
Napa Oy, Partner NAPA Finland
PRINCIPIA Recherche et Développement , Partner PRD France
FLOWTECH International AB, Partner FLOWTECH Sweden
Helsinki University of Technology, Partner HUT Finland


Besides this strong group of research partners active in the developments in the VIRTUE project, a second group of industrial advisors is

Name Country
Euroyards EU
Meyer Germany
FSG Germany
BAeSystems United Kingdom
Blohm+Voss Germany
Rolls Royce Sweden
Stena Sweden
Aker Ostsee Yards Germany/Norway
Wärtsilä Propulsion Netherlands BV Netherlands
DCN France
IHC Netherlands