FLUME rolling damping tanks were first developed in the 1960s under the leadership of John Martin. These passive stabilisation systems have tanks with a free surface in which water is slowed down with the aim of a phase shift. Initially used mainly in naval vessels, FLUME Roll Stabilisation tanks are now found on many merchant and specialised vessels.
In addition to low operating costs, a major advantage of this system is that it works not only while the vessel is underway, but also when it is stationary. By reducing roll moments, crews experience added comfort. And container ship operators are also usually allowed more cargo volumes due to higher stowage, which is a clear efficiency advantage.
Hoppe Bordmesstechnik founded by engineer Hans Hoppe.
Helmut Rohde took over the management.
The first Hoppe Anti-Heeling System was developed and delivered.
Establishment of Hoppe Korea in Busan.
The Rohde family took over Hoppe completely.
Establishment of affiliate Meramont Automatyka in Poland. The first Hoppe passive U-Tank Stabilization System was developed and delivered.
The first Hoppe Blower Anti-Heeling System was developed and delivered. Introduction of Marc Rohde as Managing Director.
Acquisition of acoustic shaft power meter technology of Maihak.
Establishment of Hoppe China in Shanghai. Acquisition of US company FLUME® Stabilization Systems.
Reorganization and merger of Hoppe, Maihak and FLUME® under Hoppe Marine.
Introduction of Lothar Beinke as Managing Director Sales & Engineering.
Acquisition of Intering (Rolls-Royce). Establishment of Hoppe Singapore.