Scana wins propulsion system contract

2 August 2012 (Last Updated August 2nd, 2012 18:30)

Scana Industrier's subsidiary Scana Propulsion has won contracts worth NOK40m ($6.6m) from Kleven Maritime, Havyard Global Solutions, Larsnes Mekaniske Verksted and Danish Vestværft to supply ship propulsion systems.

Scana Industrier’s subsidiary Scana Propulsion has won contracts worth NOK40m ($6.6m) from Kleven Maritime, Havyard Global Solutions, Larsnes Mekaniske Verksted and Danish Vestværft to supply ship propulsion systems.

Scana Propulsion will supply a propulsion system to Kleven Maritime to be installed in a supply vessel.

The supply vessel is being built based on the Salt 100 PSV design for Ugland Offshore under a contract with Kleven Maritime, which also includes an option for one additional vessel.

Salt Ship Design and Scana Propulsion have jointly developed a counter-rotating propeller system (CRP) with two propellers driven by permanent-magnet motors that rotate independently of each other in the same shaft line.

Compared to a conventional propulsion system, the new propellers, with constant protection against external damage, are expected to make the system more efficient and reliable.

Scana said that the compact propulsion system will allow an efficient shape of the stern and will also provide enhanced efficiency with lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions of greenhouse gases.

Under the deal, Scana will deliver propellers and engines that offer a total power of 4,000kW for the vessel.

Scheduled to be delivered from Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway, in the first quarter of 2014, the vessel will have a length of 88.9m, a width of 20m and the capacity to accommodate 24 people.

The new Salt 100 design will help enhance operating costs, improve safety and secure more efficient operations, according to Kleven Maritime.