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 

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