Whenever precise maneuvering is of the essence, the Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) displays its advantages over conventional vessel propulsion systems. Be it in ports, on rivers or out at sea. And even more so in difficult operating conditions caused by heavy winds, high waves or strong currents.
This makes the VSP the optimum propulsion system for many types of special ships, especially given that the propellers can be operated such that the roll stability increases. This means that the vessel retains a relatively stable position even in rough seas. The system is therefore ideally suited for applications such as:
- buoy tenders which must accurately position the buoys marking out shipping channels
- floating cranes used for maritime rescuing or engineering work
- drilling vessels which must be positioned precisely
- passenger vessels such as ferries, with frequent docking and undocking operations
- assistance boats equipped with VSPs to generate steering forces for precise maneuvering at various points of a tow consisting of several unpowered barges
Voith Schneider Propellers thus are the perfect propulsion system for all kinds of special ships. As a result of the faster maneuvering, the VSPs save time and thus permit a more efficient operation.