LOEWE Compact Duct (LOEWE C-DUCT ): your budget-neutral investment in efficiency

High-efficiency LOEWE C-DUCT

Your investment in a LOEWE Compact Duct (LOEWE C-DUCT) is budget-neutral because it will pay for itself in next to no time

Your benefits from installing a LOEWE C-DUCT:

  • enhanced efficiency that you can leverage for reduced fuel consumption (3% - 9%) or higher ship speed
  • reduced emissions
  • reduced tension damage
  • reduced propeller-excited vibration (vibration slashed by 50%!)
  • optimised comfort for crew
  • cost-effective to retrofit
  • no follow-up costs
  • can pay for itself in as little as one year
  • Our LOEWE C-DUCT – typically dimensioned at about 44% of the propeller diameter – is a refinement of the Wake Equalizing Duct (WED) that was developed by Prof. Schneekluth in cooperation with the Duisburg Research Laboratory and which has a successful track record in international ship building dating back to the 1980s.
  • In the past 25 years, more than 2,500 ships have been built and retrofitted with WEDs.
  • Retrofitting a LOEWE C-DUCT does not require any modifications or changes to propeller design.
  • Our LOEWE C-DUCTs offer superior fatigue strength compared with stators and other much larger WEDs.

Hocheffiziente LOEWE-C-DUCT

Typical WED Arrangement - Wessels