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CMN longliners feature Fluidmecanica equipment

Written by Nick Blenkey
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JULY 11, 2014 — Cherbourg, France, shipbuilder CMN (Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie) has now delivered the first five in a series of 24 longline trawlers ordered by Mozambique.

The 23.50 m long fishing vessels feature steering gears and rudder blades by Fluidmecanica of Vigo, Spain, having the following characteristics:

Nominal torque    15 kNm
Rotation angle        ±35º
Maneuvering time (with 1 pump)    28 seconds
Projected area per rudder    2.15 sq.m

Fluidmecanica steering-gear

Fluidmecanica steering gear (above) and rudder (below)


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