Voith Turbo news from SMM 2012

PM Latest research results on dynamic positioning of vessels fitted with VSP

In order to maintain a designated position as precisely as possible, dynamic positioning (DP) is of the utmost importance for offshore vessels. Recent Voith research results prove that vessels equipped with Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP) easily outperform vessels fitted with conventional azimuth thrusters when it comes to DP.

PM Rotor casting – The first Voith Linear Jet takes shape

The new vessel propulsion system Voith Linear Jet (VLJ) literally takes shape: The Dutch foundry Drunen has cast the rotor of the first VLJ. Two of these propulsion systems will be used in a newly designed vessel supplying offshore wind farms with staff and equipment, even at high seas.

PM Voith and Robert Allan implement new tug concept

Voith has teamed up with the renowned Canadian naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. to develop an escort tug design. On the 2012 ITS (International Tug and Salvage Convention and Exhibition) in Barcelona, the two partners signed the cooperation agreement for the implementation of the vessel concept.

PM Voith Inline Thruster with Swing-Out Unit

With its Voith Inline Thrusters (VIT), Voith currently is the only manufacturer world-wide to produce transverse thrusters with permanent-magnet synchronous machine technology (RIM drives) with a power of 1,500kW. At the SMM, the leading maritime industry trade fair, Voith now presents a RIM drive which can be extended from the vessel hull and is equipped with an azimuth gear: the Voith Inline Propulsor (VIP).

PM Voith optimizes Vessel Propulsion Control System

Voith will display a functional model of the new vessel propulsion control system for Voith Schneider Propellers and Voith Radial Propellers at the SMM in Hamburg from September 04 to September 07, 2012. The new system offers various new electronic control and assistance features including faster actuation and more precise control of the propulsion systems, remote diagnostics via the internet and communication through a range of interfaces. The new control system will be supplied for the first time in the last quarter of 2012 and will be available as a series product from mid-2013 onwards.

By Professional Mariner Staff