Volvo Penta IPS Power in Russian Pilot Boats

Monday, December 26, 2011
Russian state owned company Rosmorport has ordered six pilot boats powered by Volvo Penta´s Inboard Performace System (IPS) drive system.  With the IPS system, the 14m pilot boats will increase performance and reduce fuel consumption. Volvo Penta launched its IPS six years. With forward facing propellers and steerable drive units, IPS delivered improved performance, reduced fuel consumption and increased onboard comfort compared to traditional shaft installations.
In Russia the state owned company Rosmorport has decided to equip six new 14m pilot boats with IPS instead of traditional shafts.  The semi-planing pilot boats will be equipped with twin IPS450 packages with slow propellers providing maximum speed of 22 knots. Delivery package includes all available soft features such as Dynamic Positioning System, Sport fish mode, trip computer, cruise control and low speed. The engines and the drives will be delivered before year-end and the will be certified by Russian Maritime register. The pilot boats are designed by MT-Shipbuilding and will be built by Moscow Shipbuilding & Shiprepair yard. The majority of the boats will be located in Azov and Black Sea area of Russia providing pilot service in river deltas.
Rosmorport is a state owned company responsible for providing the navigation safety on the water and on the ways to state owned seaports and large harbors. This work includes pilot service, harbor administration, ice-breaking etc. and involves big number of ships and boats.
 
Boat data:
Multipurpose boat MPB14, aluminum alloy hull
Length 13.98 m
Width 4.32 m
Draft 1.24
Displacement full 15 t
Main engines power IPS450 
Crew 2+6,
Maximum speed 22 knots
Cruising speed 16 knots
Range 120 nm 
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Canadian Icebreaker Refit Contracts Awarded

The Canadian Government informs it has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc. for critical refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship 'CCGS Louis S.

Atkins Gain Maersk Oil Engineering Contract

Design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins, says it has been awarded an engineering support contract covering three of Maersk Oil’s UK assets in the North Sea.

Newport News, ODU Partner for Bachelor's Degree Program

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that apprentices at Newport News Shipbuilding will now have the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree

Marine Propulsion

Wärtsilä Reports Healthy Ship Power Sector in Q1 2014

In its interim financial report January to March 2014 Wärtsilä notes healthy development in ship power and services offsetting challenges in power generation markets.

Fishing Vessels Fit with Wärtsilä’s NOx Reducer

Wärtsilä said its new NOx Reducer will be fitted to two new fishing vessels under construction at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey. The ships are owned by HB Grandi,

NCL Spotlights Eco-Smart Cruising Program

On Earth Day, Norwegian Cruise Line NCL) celebrated key achievements from the past year that, as a part of its Eco-Smart Cruising program, help preserve the world's oceans.

 
 
Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1626 sec (6 req/sec)