May 28, 2007
Bharati to build Voith-Schneider PSV's
India's Bharati Shipyard reports that MAN Ferrostaal AG of Germany has ordered two large PSVs. The contract value of each vessel is Euros 38 million.
The 105 m vessels will be diesel electric and fitted with two sets of Voith Schneider cycloidal propeller units at the stern
Classed with Germanischer Lloyd, they will have a free running speed of 17 knots, a cargo deck area of 1,400 sq meters and a 2,500 tons Deck load.
Bharati Shipyard is to carry out the detailed engineering for the vessels in its in-house design center.
Bharati Shipyard says this will be the first time that this type of PSV with Voith Schneider propulsion unit is built in Asia and that currently there are only three such vessels in operation worldwide.