Fire fight mode
Another new EVC feature is that the main centre engine can be disconnected from normal driving during harbour manoeuvres, so that the engine power can be used to power the vessels fire pump used for external fire fighting. During fire fight mode, the vessel can be operated with the outer engines with the joystick or the normal control handles, to give the flexibility to operate in any sea and wind conditions.
Five vessels in total
This first vessel is followed by four more vessels during the coming year, to be stationed around the Swedish coast. The Volvo Penta IPS system is now well established in patrol, pilot, off-shore service vessels and people transportation operations. In all totally over 14000 IPS units have been delivered worldwide, mainly in leisure applications, but now starting to be one of the important propulsion alternatives in commercial applications to save fuel and reduce environmental impact with regard to exhaust emissions and noise.
Main data of the vessel
LOA= 25.5 m, Max Beam=6,2m, Draught 1.5m. Full load displacement 52 t. Total power 1764 kW, Speed at full load 32 knots, Range > 600Nm
For further information please contact Gerard Törneman, AB Volvo Penta, phone;
+46 31 3225090. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org