Eligroup has secured a scope of orders to deliver its hydraulic propulsion system to be incorporated into a new 14mt oil spills respond boat in joint venture with its partner ROSMAR Ltd Russia
The propulsion units combine the “off- board” manageability with power up to 1000 HP.
All propulsions units and bow thrusters currently in production can be delivered with RINA tests.
Like classical engines employed for pleasure boats, they feature forward and reverse gear, the possibility to fold the vertical column for inspection and replacement of the propellers – no need to neither enter the dock nor haul up the boat.
In the photo Mr. Alessandro Solla Eligroup owner and c.e.o meets Mr Sergey Volkov Business Development Director Rosmar Ltd
The propeller-rudder can turn from 70 to 360 degrees, depending on current production models. The propulsion units are commanded by joysticks which act proportionally on the propeller rotation direction (forward /reverse), on rudder rotation and on engine revolutions.
An appropriate ration of valves protects the diesel engine and the hydraulic unit from accidental block up of propeller caused by rocks, tree logs or low beds. By using the variable capacity pumps, the diesel engines revolutions regime can be regulated in a most appropriate way for the navigation and the speed can be varied just acting on oil flow at pump level
A dedicated system allows to increase or decrease the immersion of the propeller (also during the navigation); thus to make a better push or be on safe side in case of low beds.