EFFICIENT AND ADAPTED PROPELLER DESIGN FOR A DUTCH RIVER PUSHER.
VicusDT has earned an international reputation for customized designs and efficient propellers for a wide range of ships, and for their CFD studies and shape optimization of large vessels in the service of shipping. Our experience includes designs for all kinds of ships, from small fishing boats to merchant ships.
Among our recent projects we can mention the design and supply of 4 fixed pitch propellers in nozzle (diameter 1.7m) for two river pushers of a Dutch owner. During official sea trials it could be checked the compliance with expectations and design requirements, reaching the service design speed with the appropriate comfort level on board. During trials the ship reached a speed of 23 Km / h pushing a barge forward and one on the side, exceeding benefits under the project and with minimum noise level and vibration at full power.
The ship has the following main features
Length: 106.5 m (total length with bow barge docked 183 m)
Beam: 11.45 m
Draft: 3.70 m
Capacity: 192 TEU
Propulsion: 2 x 1044 kW @ 318 rpm
We will soon announce new projects for propellers and hull development for inland waterway vessels.