Brazil World Cup, Olympics, Ferries on Order From China

By George Backwell at September 14, 2013 00:48
Filed Under: drive systems, Ferries
Brazil World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016 visitors will be able to sail between venues on a fleet of seven big new 2000-seat fast ferry catamarans designed for the job by Holland’s CoCo Yachts and to be built for Rio de Janeiro State by the Afai Southern Shipyard in China. Henk van Herwijnen, General Manager of CoCo Yachts says that the ferrys between Rio de Janeiro and Niterói are expected to carry 100,000 passengers every day, increasing to 150,000 during the international sports events. Rio de Janeiro Ferry: Rendering courtesy of CoCo Yachts People-moving on this scale demands a well-proven propulsion system that for the sake of the passengers is relatively noise-free, provides precision manoeuvrability, and takes up as little space in the fitting as possible. Veth Propulsion (also of Holland) came closest to meeting these demands at the right price and landed a contract to deliver four counter-rotating  Z-drives, type VZ-700-CR (700 kW/1800 rpm) for each of the new ... [More]

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