Voith Linear Jet – The New Standard in Propulsion Efficiency and On-Board Comfort
The experts at Turbine Transfers Ltd are delighted with the novel Voith drive system. “The vessel is achieving more thrust at high speeds, and when stopped in the water and pushing on a Turbine than with conventional systems, while achieving significantly lower noise and vibration levels,” stated Alistair Knowles, Marine Superintendent at Turbine Transfers. “Furthermore it improves our green credentials through substantial fuel and emission savings in our operations.”
The Voith Linear Jet is a new propulsor combining the best properties of conventional propellers with the best properties of conventional waterjets. This combination makes the low maintenance propulsor the ideal solution for ships with mixed operating profiles up to 40 knots.
The Voith engineers designed and developed the VLJ exclusively by computer, applying the CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) method. With a tradition of almost 150 years of hydro power development, Voith was one of the first adopters of the CFD technology. Today CFD is still becoming more and more powerful; making it possible to master even highly complex interaction effects.
Established in the marine industry since the early 1920s with its unique Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP), the Voith Linear Jet paves the way for the entry of Voith propulsion systems into the market of fast vessels. Target markets are faster ferries, yachts, workboats of the offshore industry and coastal protection vessels.
Voith Turbo, a Group Division of Voith GmbH, is a specialist for intelligent drive solutions and systems. Customers from highly diverse industries such as oil and gas, energy, mining and mechanical engineering, ship technology, rail and commercial vehicles rely on advanced technologies from Voith Turbo.
Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 39 000 people, generates €5.3 billion in sales, operates in over 50 countries around the world and is today one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.