Spitsbergen: The Portuguese ugly duckling that became a Norwegian ice swan

It cost Portuguese taxpayers almost €70 million and sank the Viana do Castelo Shipyards. This is the story of a shi…

Australian icebreaker operated by DMS Maritime to be constructed by Damen

State-of-the-art vessel for Australian Antarctic Division On April 28 at a ceremony in Hobart Tasmania, the Austral…

A star ship designed by Danes

The innovative design of ATLANTIC STAR takes a radical step away from the tried and tested multipurpose con-ro concept o…

Naval Architects, Designers & Marine Engineers

KNUD E. HANSEN is a leading independent consultancy providing a comprehensive range of design, engineering and project management services to shipyards and ship owners around the world. Our innovative, customised solutions cover areas ranging from Concept and Basic Design, to the building and conversion process of all types of maritime vessels and offshore structures to energy optimisation and services for the offshore wind industry.   

Our approach is based on a combination of continuous innovation, the free exchange of ideas with our Clients, and experience derived from many years spent working with every kind of vessel and maritime operator. Using these, we apply fresh thinking to each new project and tailor solutions that are both state-of-the-art and practical to meet the exact needs of each individual customer.

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