Visedo set to deliver breakthrough propulsion system components for wave-piercing patrol boat
Visedo has won the contract to deliver a parallel hybrid propulsion system components for a new 45-metre multifunctional wave-piercing patrol boat.
The hybrid propulsion system designed by Baltic Marine Group is a breakthrough for small vessels, providing thrust for take-off during open sea transfers and will deliver significant fuel and maintenance savings compared to a diesel system.
The 4500WP patrol boat will be built at the Baltic Workboats shipyard under the Lloyd’s Register classification rules. When finished the vessel will be supplied to the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board and will be suitable for offshore patrol, search and rescue, combat pollution, firefighting and other functions.
Visedo’s parallel hybrid propulsion in a combination with Baltic Marine Group main propulsion system and controls will be capable of providing different operating modes including cruise and hybrid-maneuvering mode.
System has been designed with readiness for an optional battery pack and supercapacitor pack combination. If installed they will be cover the onboard loads for short and long periods. This battery and supercapacitor combination is only possible with a DC distribution system.
Philipp Fedorov, Visedo Marine Business Development Manager, said this highly innovative vessel design is possible thanks to a very compact design of the Visedo products.
“This was a great example of the highly innovative approach of Visedo’s designs and the propulsion system suppliers willingness to design something exclusively innovative.
“We expect the boat’s performance will show significant fuel saving results. Operating in the hybrid mode or utilizing the power-take-off functionality during the open sea transfers makes this hybrid propulsion design a breakthrough for small vessels.
“The battery pack and the supercapacitors connected to one DC distribution board shall be a good combination of the power and energy sources for different modes. All ideas combined in this project are adding the value to the world’s research for fuel and energy savings for ship propulsion.”