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Heidenheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2010/09/07 - The Spanish Union Naval Valencia shipyard is currently building a harbor tug to be equipped with Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP). FSE: VO2A
First design order for Voith Turbo Marine Engineering
In summer 2011, the tug will be delivered to the Haifa port authority. The authority of Israel's biggest port had ordered a tug with a bollard pull of 70 tons and main dimensions of 31.5 meters in length and 12.5 meters in width that had been devel¬oped by the ship yard together with Voith Turbo Marine Engineering. The vessel's maximum draft is 6.4 meters.
In addition to the two VSP 32 R5/265-2, Voith will supply two curved tooth cou¬plings as well as two turbocouplings for the drivetrain. At 800 rpm, the two MAN diesel engines supply a power of 2 640 kW each to the propellers. The vessel is equipped with a mechanical control stand.
All steel drawings for the vessel’s hull, the stability documentation as well as the drawings for the superstructure and foundations have been available to the ship¬yard since June. The plan approval by the Classification Society Lloyds Register has already been carried out in Madrid. The approval of the documents is necessary for the shipyard to start building the vessel. Voith will deliver the two VSPs as well as the curved tooth couplings and turbocouplings by December 2010.
Voith Turbo (voithturbo.com), the specialist for hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems for road, rail and industrial applications, as well as for ship propulsion systems, is a Group Division of Voith AG.
Voith (voith.com) is setting the standard in the paper, energy, mobility, and service markets. Established on January 1, 1867, Voith is now one of the largest family-owned businesses in Europe, with 39 000 employees, 5.1 billion euro in sales, and over 280 locations worldwide. Voith is an official partner of the initiative "Germany – Land of Ideas".