Volvo Penta Design Seminar for IPS propulsion

Naval architects, operators and boat builders from all over the world participated when Volvo Penta organised a design seminar for the IPS propulsion system (Inboard Performance System), for high performance work and patrol boats.

Volvo Penta Design Seminar for IPS propulsion

More than 60 leading  professionals were invited to the Volvo Penta Marine Test Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. The participants came from UK, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Canada, Turkey, France, Netherlands, Norway, Brazil, Spain and Peru.

The agenda for the seminar covered sessions in basic design and hull integration for optimized IPS vessel performance. Boat tests with the latest Volvo Penta IPS installations in various power ranges with related new software products were performed at Rivö Fjord in the archipelago of Gothenburg .

The IPS system was launched five years ago and since the introduction, Volvo Penta has worldwide sold more than 10,000 units of this propulsion system for planing boats, delivering outstanding features when it comes to fuel consumption, manoeverability, uniquely low noice and vibration levels, easy installation and onboard comfort. The IPS drive unit exists in three different sizes matched with a 6-litre, 11-litre or 13-litre Volvo Penta diesel engines.

May 27, 2010


Åke Edman
AB Volvo Penta
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