Shipowner Koole Terminals asked Koole Engineering to research the possibilities for a 135-metre vessel with a limited loading capacity, dedicated to one stage of the Rhine trajectory. Other criteria included speed, efficiency, and, as the Rhine’s water levels can be unpredictable, a draught of only 3.25 metres.
Van Oossaanen Naval Architects conducted the Computational Fluid Dynamic calculations, which were used to look at water flow patterns across the bow and stern, and how variations in parameters influenced the hull design’s fluid dynamic properties. As a result, the KSO 001 concept design has the optimal hull for its purposes.
Its cargo hold consists of several of our unique cylindrical Orca tanks. These allow the KSO 001 to transport edible oils and fats with the best possible insulation and hygiene.