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Voith at SMM Hamburg 2018

Voith has developed this new kind of tugboat in collaboration with R. Allan Ltd. (RAL) and Novatug B.V.Voith will be showcasing its drive concepts at the SMM 2018 in Hamburg. At the Voith booth 203 in hall A4, visitors can find out about the Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP), the Voith Inline Thruster (VIT) or the Voith Linear Jet (VLJ). Voith will also be presenting its electronic control system with the interactive iVSP 2.1 application as well as new service concepts for all its drive systems.

“Over the last decades, our propulsion systems have proven effective particularly in very challenging environments. In almost all situations, consistently reliable and precise maneuvering is possible. Nevertheless, we are continuing to improve and refine our propulsion systems to be able to offer our customers maximum efficiency and sustainability. At the same time, customized servicing concepts and preventive maintenance are becoming increasingly important to our customers. Our new service concepts enable our propulsion systems to be used even more economically over their entire life cycle,” says Andreas Amelang, Senior Vice President Marine Business, referring to the highlights of this year’s Voith exhibit at the SMM.

In 2018, the Voith booth will once again feature daily forums, panel discussions, product presentations and best practice examples. Dr. Dirk Juergens, Head of Research & Development Marine Business, will join with vessel operators and acknowledged experts from the shipbuilding industry to discuss the current requirements for maritime propulsion systems as well as efficient and environmentally friendly concepts. The presentations followed by discussion sessions will take place from Tuesday through Thursday at 2:30 PM and on Friday at 11:00 AM at booth 203 in hall A4.

Visitors to the SMM will also have the opportunity to experience the latest version of the interactive iVSP 2.1 application and test various VSP-driven vessels under realistic conditions. The Voith booth will also feature a unique ship’s model driven by the VSP: the innovative carrousel rave tug (CRT). Two of these CRTs, Multratug 32 and 33 operated by Dutch towing and salvage specialists Multraship B.V., recently went into service.