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

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    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 for full automation in inland navigation
          Research project: full automation in inland navigation

          Autonomous systems are an important topic of the future in the field of global mobility. The research project for full automation in inland navigation is a collaborative project undertaken by Voith, the Institute of Control Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and other partners (AKOON). It is intended to lay the foundations for full automation in inland navigation.

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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
            We’ve completely redesigned the iVSP app and added features that make the Voith Schneider Propeller even more realistic in 3D.

            In Version 2.1, the standard ship is a double-ended ferry, which you control with virtual joysticks. The double-ended ferry has four propellers. You control the two fore propellers with the left joystick and the two aft propellers with the right joystick.

            Other new features include:

            • The user interface now has updated functionality that makes the iVSP app easier to use.
            • Steer like the captain of a VSP tug in the new Free Driving Mode. You can try out the maneuvers that are possible with this innovative drive.
            • Are you skilled enough to drive a VSP tug? 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 latest version of the iVSP application and discover new features!

            • 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.

            iVSP (2D - light version)
            Controlling a virtual Voith Schneider Propeller

            "I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand." In full accordance with this quotation by Confucius, Voith Turbo Schneider Propulsion has developed the iVSP (Interactive Voith Schneider Propeller) program in English and German. With the help of this program, you can experience for yourself how a Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) actually works.

            Viewers can play captain by using their mouse to control an on-screen steering wheel and lever, or alternatively, an on-screen joystick. The virtual VSP reacts immediately and visibly to any change in rudder or driving pitch. Kinematic and hydrodynamic viewing options illustrate the actual VSP operation. The relevant forces are shown with arrows in different colors.

            The maneuvers performed by the ship are displayed in the upper right-hand part of the screen. A camera linked to the Voith Water Tractor (VWT) demonstrates its maneuvers from a bird's eye perspective. The compass in the right-hand corner indicates the sailing direction.

            Interactive VSP Program iVSP Download (1.01 MB)
            • New iVSP app – Become a captain of a VSP-driven ship

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


            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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