Marine link
 

Red Funnel Orders Two Voith-Schneider Ferries From Ferguson Shipbuilders, Port Glasgow

Red Falcon, the first of two new passenger/vehicle ferries for Red Funnel, has just been commissioned on the Southampton to Isle of Wight route. The vessel is reportedly larger than the existing ferries operating this service with almost double the carrying capacity.

Extensive ship model tank tests were conducted and the results were encouraging for a vessel of this size. As the small harbor at Cowes is congested, leaving little space to maneuver, machinery and propulsion systems chosen had to be reliable and well-proven. The system also had to be quick to respond and easy to control in order to provide safe operation of the ferry inside the harbor, especially during the winter months. The Red Falcon is a symmetrical double-ended Voith- Schneider propelled ferry built by Ferguson Shipbuilders, Port Glasgow. Propulsion is by one Voith-Schneider propeller (size 26GII/165) at each end on the centerline, each driven by a Stork Wartsila 8FHD240 engine developing 1,000 kW at 750 rpm through a Voith Turbo coupling, type 1150 DTL. The propeller pitch is controlled by a power-assisted hydraulic system from any one of four positions in the wheelhouse. The second identical ferry, also being built at Ferguson's shipyard, is due to be delivered to Red Funnel later this year. There will then be 10 vehicle ferries operating on three routes to the Isle of Wight, nine of which will be propelled by Voith-Schneider propellers. For more information on Voith-Schneider, Circle 53 on Reader Service Card




Pod Propulsion History

"Limo" RoRo for Middle East
1996..Not A Vintage Year In Dry Bulk Markets Not A Vintage Year In Dry Bulk Markets
A happy coupling
ABB Propulsion Package Chosen To Drive World's Largest Cruise Ship
Building A Marine Propulsion Empire
Ferry Contract Dispute Settled By Legislature
Gards Inc/s New Gearless Drive: Low Noise With Gear-Like Flexibility
GE Aims To Be Single Source Supplier
GE Gets $60 Million Contract From NASSCO
Great Ships of 1999
Hi-tech RoRos boast green image
Holler Signs Contract With Hvide And Aker
Host Of Factors Conspire To Facilitate Bulk Market Stagnation
Hull Completed On Showboat Branson Belle Louisiana License
Innovation Links Modern Technology With Maritime Past
Jefffboat And Aquamaster Design Z-Drive Propelled River Towboat
M 32 Salts Drive KnppMaK
Mermaid Podded Propulsion Installed
Omnithruster Chosen For 16,000-dwt Chemical Tanker
Orders & Innovation Drive Propulsion Gear Manufacturers
PROPULSION UPDATE New Generation Of Propulsors Chosen For New Ferries
Red Funnel Orders Two Voith-Schneider Ferries From Ferguson Shipbuilders, Port Glasgow
Swath/Hydrofoil Hybrid Presented At Fast '95
TRINITY DELIVERS POCAHONTAS, PASSENGER/VEHICLE FERRY, TO VIRGINIA
Trinity Delivers Second Cycloidal Tractor Tug; Launches Casino Boat
USCG Publishes Proposed Rulemaking For Towing Vessels
Vessel: Zirfaea Yard: Bodewes Volharding Delivery: 1993
Walter Machine Outfits Casino Vessels With Keel Coolers
Wartsila Engine Unveiling: A New Contender In Hie 320-mm Bore Stakes
Westinghouse Marine Division To Supply Sealift Propulsion System Components Submergible Deck To Recover Oil
 
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright