Revolutionizing maritime engineering for comfortable living on floating urban projects

At Blue21, we’re proud to showcase HydroMEC+, our cutting-edge toolkit for maritime engineering and 3D simulation tailored specifically for floating urban projects. Developed over the past five years by our experienced team led by Bart Roeffen and Rui Gomes. HydroMEC+ stands as the world’s first design and simulation toolkit for floating urban development in maritime conditions. Recognizing the need for a comprehensive approach, Blue21 embarked on this journey to offer a more complex and sophisticated solution compared to existing toolkits in the market.

Empowering sustainable living

HydroMEC+ is not just a product of technical expertise; it emerges from our team’s profound understanding of the evolving needs in floating project development. Recognizing the limitations of existing tools, we endeavored to create a solution that goes beyond traditional engineering boundaries. By integrating various 3D modeling approaches from architecture and maritime engineering, we adopted a holistic approach that enables us to address complex challenges while prioritizing the well-being of communities. Our vision is that over one billion people will live on water by 2050. As urban populations swell, the task of providing adequate housing and infrastructure becomes increasingly daunting. HydroMEC+ represents more than just a toolkit; it’s a transformative solution that empowers architects, engineers, and urban planners to envision and realize vibrant, resilient communities on water. 


Unmatched insight and efficiency

With HydroMEC+, we offer more than just technical insights; we offer peace of mind. Our toolkit provides unparalleled insight into the stresses, forces, and bending moments affecting floating structures. Unlike traditional methods, we deliver these insights swiftly, saving not just time and money, but also ensuring that the focus remains on creating spaces where people feel secure and at ease. It’s not just about efficiency; it’s about creating homes that nurture and protect.

Main features

HydroMEC+ offers a comprehensive suite of features tailored to meet the diverse needs of maritime engineering and floating urban projects. With specialized capabilities for both offshore and urban applications, including houses and buildings, our software stands out as a versatile solution for a wide range of project types. Whether it’s early-stage urban projects or small-scale developments, we provide the tools necessary to analyze and optimize structural performance in maritime conditions. Unlike other software options that may focus solely on offshore applications, we offer a holistic approach, integrating architectural models, functional requirements, and environmental conditions to deliver accurate insights and guidance. From video animations to detailed reports with Blue21’s analysis and advice, the company empowers clients to make informed decisions and ensure the success of their projects.

Safety and comfort

At Blue21, we understand that the safety and comfort of people living in floating structures are of utmost importance. With HydroMEC+, we go beyond technical specifications to prioritize the well-being of those who call these spaces home. Our toolkit seamlessly integrates architectural modeling and maritime engineering 3D models, offering insights not just into stability, but into creating environments where people can truly thrive. Whether it’s designing spaces for families to grow, pets to roam, or nature to flourish amidst the waves, HydroMEC+ enables us and our clients to craft safe, comfortable living spaces. With us, you can be confident that your project not only meets the highest standards of quality and performance but also provides a nurturing environment where people can thrive.

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Efficiency redefined: time, material, and money saving

HydroMEC+ doesn’t just offer technical solutions; it empowers our clients to create spaces that enrich human lives. By providing a myriad of design options and engineering solutions, our toolkit allows architects, engineers, and designers to envision environments where people can thrive amidst the waves. Leveraging environmental conditions and architectural models, our software facilitates comprehensive analyses, enabling the exploration of multiple scenarios to find optimal solutions. This iterative process ensures that every aspect of the project is meticulously refined before water-basin testing, saving valuable time, materials, and money in the long run. Beyond efficiency, our toolkit serves as a catalyst for innovation, inspiring stakeholders to reimagine what’s possible in floating urban development. By unlocking the potential of floating structures and ensuring safety and comfort for people, we guarantee that projects are not only efficient but also resilient in maritime conditions. 

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Shaping the future together

HydroMEC+ represents the culmination of years of research, development, and refinement. With over 15,000 hours invested in its creation, it stands as a testament to our commitment to innovation and sustainability. Blue21 invites you to join us in shaping this future of floating urban development, where every decision is guided by the desire to create sustainable, immersive environments which people can truly call home. For more information on our software and how it can revolutionize your projects, contact us today. Stay tuned for our upcoming webinar, where we will offer an in-depth exploration of HydroMEC+ and its transformative capabilities. Together, let’s redefine the future of maritime engineering and create sustainable, immersive environments for generations to come.