July 12, 2001
Incat offers 112 m wave-piercer
With an operating deadweight of 1000 tonnes, the vessel will operate at speeds of 40 knots, or 45 knots with 500 t deadweight. Alternatively, the craft can operate with an overload deadweight of 1500 tonnes in which state it will operate with cargo at medium speed, around 23 knots.
The vehicle deck provides 589 truck lane meters(TLM) plus 50 cars, or 312 cars in a full tourist mode.
Optional mezzanine decks can be fitted to give further car capacity.
Increased vehicle deck headroom of 6.30 m at the center lanes and 5.95 m outboard, under the raised mezzanine decks, will allow the stowage of double stacked containers or MAFI trailers.
With a beam of 30.20 metres, heavy road vehicles such as B-Double trucks and semi-trailers can easily turn in the bow for quick disembarkation over stern ramps.
The passenger cabin, with panoramic windows,is laid out for up to 1,000 persons. Passenger comfort is enhanced by the wide beam, which reduces transverse accelerations in the main cabin area. Combined with a new wider trim tab configuration, this will minimize the time the active forward T-foil is required, bringing further fuel and maintenance economies.
Vessel propulsion is based on 9,000 kW medium-speed marine
Big order for compact pods
The Compact Azipod propulsion system, introduced by ABB last year, is a further development of ABB's podded propulsion range. Available in a power range from 400 kW to 5 MW, it utilizes permanent magnet motor technology with direct cooling to the surrounding seawater. Accurate speed and torque control are provided by a frequency converter and the system allows for full thrust in all directions. The Compact Azipod unit is underwater dismountable for simplified and cost-effective maintenance and operation.