Voith Schneider Propellers for World’s Most Eco-Friendly Platform Supply Vessel

Østensjø is developing a new diesel-electric propulsion system that will need about 15% less energy than conventional PSVs (Platform Supply Vessels). As a result, emissions are considerably reduced. The new PSV, which is currently in the planning stage, is much more eco-friendly than any of the previous vessels. The efficiency of the vessel was verified by Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute in Trondheim.

The fact that Østensjø has once again decided in favor of Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP) for its new vessel, is not least the result of more than four years of positive experiences with the first PSV “Edda Fram”. Two efficient, modern VSP 32R5 ECR-300-2 will drive the new ship, and the application window is further extended by the effective Voith Roll Stabilization. Due to the VSP, the DP-properties (Dynamic Positioning) of the vessel are excellent, even if seas are rough.

The ship will be 93 meters long and 20 meters wide and is to be built at Gondan shipyard in Spain. Delivery is scheduled for September 2013.

Voith Turbo, the specialist for hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems for road, rail and industrial applications, as well as for ship propulsion systems, is a Group Division of Voith GmbH.

Voith sets standards in the energy, oil & gas, paper, raw material, transport and automotive markets. Founded in 1867, with approximately 40,000 employees, annual sales of € 5.2 billion and locations in over 50 countries all over the world, Voith is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.