Maneuverability of the walk-to-work offshore vessel Wagenborg equipped with Voith Schneider Propeller

Marine technology

Marine technology

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Range of marine products and services

    The right propulsion system for every situation

    Walk-to-work offshore vessel Wagenborg

    Be it out at sea or in port, on rivers or lakes – Voith’s customtailored propulsion systems ensure precise, prompt and safe maneuvering. Our propulsion solutions are specifically designed for all maritime tasks and requirements.

    Propulsion system technology is key to operate vessels efficiently and with a high degree of safety. Matching the propulsion system to the vessel design is equally important. With more than 90 years of experience, Voith provides Propulsion systems tailored to the application.

    The Voith propulsion system portfolio

    In addition to the proven Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) with its stepless, precise and prompt generation of thrust in all directions Voith Inline Thrusters (VIT) and Voith Inline Propulsors (VIP) are used as propulsion systems or thrusters. They require neither axles nor shafts or gearing. The Voith Linear Jet (VLJ) combines the best properties of propellers with the best properties of waterjets.


    Wide range of applications

      Voith provides propulsion systems tailored to a wide range of applications


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        Engineered for success

          OnCare.Health Marine: Reduce maintenance costs and minimize downtimes
          OnCare.Health Marine: reduce maintenance costs and minimize downtimes

          Our system protects your hardware. How? By continuous monitoring and timely alerts. With a Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP), you are always in a position to react quickly to challenging situations and unforeseen external influences. OnCare.Health Marine is the perfect complement to this propulsion system and allows you to respond equally as quickly to the slightest irregularities in and on the VSP.

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          BRIDGE Voith Propulsion Systems<BR>
          The BRIDGE: your success in the offshore market

          The open sea – both a valuable source of energy and an unpredictable force. A force that can only be mastered safely and efficiently with the best technology. A force that requires a connecting BRIDGE – with the innovative drive systems from Voith.

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          Research project: Autonomous inland waterway navigation
          Research project: Autonomous inland waterway navigation

          Autonomous systems are an important topic of the future in the field of global mobility. The research project “automated and coordinated navigation of inland ferries” (AKOON in German) is a collaborative project undertaken by Voith, the Institute of Control Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and other partners (AKOON). The foundations for the complete automation of inland navigation will be developed.

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          iVSP: controlling a virtual Voith Schneider Propeller

            With the help of the iVSP (Interactive Voith Schneider Propeller) program, you can experience for yourself how a Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) actually works.

            iVSP (3D) for Windows
            Download your personal iVSP (3D) for Windows! Your portal to a lifelike Voith Schneider Propeller ship simulator.

            Experience the ease of maneuvering vessels propelled with Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP). You can choose between a Voith Water Tractor, two ferries or an offshore vessel.

            Other features include:

            • Steer like the captain of a VSP tug in the Free Driving Mode. You can try out the maneuvers that are possible with this innovative drive.
            • Are you skilled enough to drive VSP vessels? Find out and master the course in Simulation Training.
            • Compare your results with friends and colleagues on the high score list.
            • Switch at any time from 3D into the views that show the motion or hydrodynamic forces. These show exactly what happens when you operate the VSP in real life.

            Download the app to navigate dynamic seas effortlessly - perfect for both beginners and seasoned captains. Welcome aboard!

            • New iVSP app – Become a captain of a VSP-driven ship

              New iVSP app – Become a captain of a VSP-driven ship


            iVSP (3D) for mobile devices
            Ensuring continuous and safe production, we offer components for the entire conveyor system that reduce downtime and have an excellent track record. Furthermore, our spare parts ensure continuous operation.

            Service for Voith Vessel Propulsion Systems

              Why use Voith Service?
              Why use Voith Service?

              • Everything from a single source: development, design, production – and service!
              • Decades of product experience as an original equipment manufacturer and service provider
              • Fast and smooth cooperation and best service thanks to a worldwide network of service locations
              • Long-term partnership and planning security are guaranteed due to longstanding corporate stability

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                • Exactly on course | Marine products and services

                  Exactly on course | Marine products and services


                Additional products for your marine applications

                  Shipbuilding entails more than just the propulsion system. We offer complimentary products ensuring safety, reliability and an extended lifespan.

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