Offshore Vessels, Oil and Gas
Maximum DP Performance on Offshore Structures
Ships that supply offshore oil and gas platforms need reliable propulsion systems that do their job even under difficult conditions. The VSP and VIT satisfy these requirements because of their ability to react quickly and with precision to different wind effects and swells. They reduce weather-related outages and waiting times and increase safety.
Precise maneuvering and holding position to the maximum degree: When supplying oil and gas platforms offshore, these two characteristics are the central requirements placed on a ship. Both the Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) and the Voith Inline Thruster (VIT) allow the best possible dynamic positioning (DP) with their fast, precise reactions to the changing conditions of the environment (wind, waves and currents).
This ensures that the safe transfer of personnel to offshore structures is still possible even under extremely adverse conditions. The option of active roll stabilization by the VSP creates a more stable working platform for crane operations and helicopter deployments. In addition, the reduced roll motion of the ship increases on-board comfort and reduces the risk of seasickness.
The low noise level of the VIT increases on-board comfort and allows accommodation to be sited near the bow thruster room. Costly sound insulation is not necessary. The VIT also needs considerably less installation space than alternative propulsion systems.