New Coast Guard Class For Sweden

By Keith Henderson at June 26, 2012 08:13
Filed Under: Company News, General
The first of a fleet of five vessels for the Swedish Coast Guard Service was recently delivered to the port of Falkenburg, west Sweden with a further four under construction at Baltic Workboats AS, Estonia . The multi-role vessels have an LOA of 90 ft and have a triple pod propulsion system comprising three Volvo Penta IPS 1050 steerable pod drives with D13-800 diesels each rated at 800 hp at 2,000 rpm (Rating 4 - light commercial application). Synchronisaton and control of the three engines and drives is carried out by the electronic EVC-E system which is connected to an Integrated Alarm Monitoring and Control System (IAMCS) through a newly developed from a Volvo Penta interface. In addition to extremely good maneuverability using a joystick command for both speed and docking, a major benefit of IPS is reduced fuel consumption with savings of up to 30 per cent claimed by the manufacturers. [More]

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