First Veth Integrated L drive delivered to Damen fish farm service vessel

The Integrated L-drive electric propulsion solution was chosen for 'Volt Processor' both for its efficient and flexible power supply and its compact size The Integrated L-drive electric propulsion solution was chosen for 'Volt Processor' both for its efficient and flexible power supply and its compact size
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Veth has delivered its first Integrated L-drive to Damen Shipyards’ Volt Processor fish farm service vessel following successful sea trials.

The Integrated L-drive electric propulsion solution was chosen for its efficient, flexible power supply for driving the deck equipment when moored within a farm. But it was also chosen due to its compact size because of the limited space availability.

“That is why Damen decided the Veth Integrated L-drive would be the most suitable propulsion solution”, Martin van der Jagt, general sales manager, Veth.

“Because of the fact that the PM Motor is integrated in the slewing bearing, combined with the special mounting method, the alignment of the headsets and the adjustments to the control box, the Veth Integrated L-drive is extremely compact. In fact, the difference in height between a traditional L-drive and the Integrated L-drive is about two metres.”

Proven technology

The Volt Processor is a fish farm service vessel of 43.27m which uses 750 kW electric power to undertake delousing operations and other service at Norwegian salmon farms.

With its water cooled Permanent Magnet (PM) Motor, the Veth Integrated L-drive is more efficient and produces less noise than an air cooled asynchronous motor. In particular, the part load efficiency is higher. At 25% load, the improvement in efficiency with a PM Motor is 5.2%.

Less noise is produced because it does not have a gear transmission in the ship. The electrical steering further reduces noise production.

The Veth Integrated L-drive is available with power ranging from 300 kW to 2350 kW.

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