Seatrade, the known owner and operator of reefer vessels, ordered the design of a small juice tanker from Groot Ship Design. Recently modeltesting was performed at MARIN proving the performance of the Groot Cross-Bow® again.
On 29 and 30 October 2015, model tests of Juice Express (dedicated juice carrier) have been carried out in a tank towing centre of MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) in Wageningen. The model tests were witnessed by the Seatrade newbuilding team, Groot Ship Design team and a Bureau Veritas representative.
Prior to the model tests, the optimization process of the hull lines took place, using a combination of potential flow and viscous flow CFD codes. Additionally, to have optimal operation performance the special Groot Cross-Bow® was chosen. The hull lines resulting from this optimization process have been the starting point of the model manufacturing.
We are very pleased to announce that the results of the tank towing tests are above our expectations.