Siemens diesel-electric propulsion, namely the Siship EcoProp, is on board the MY Vanadis superyacht, a 31-metre vessel built by CCN (Cerri Cantieri Navali). The system provides that the propulsion may rely on traditional diesel engines to navigate at cruising speed or rather on electric motors for navigation at low speed, thus increasing the comfort on board.
The same electric motors are used as generators, in combination with diesel engines, thus generating electricity with the lowest specific fuel consumption.
The yacht is ‘Hybrid Power’ certified
Thanks to the system supplied by Siemens, MY Vanadis has obtained the ‘Hybrid Power’ certification from Lloyd’s Register. It is the very first motor yacht completely made in Italy to achieve this result. The fourth model in the ‘Fuoriserie’ collection – the tailor-made line from the Carrara shipyard – Vanadis owes its name to a goddess of Nordic mythology.
Equipped with two Schottel azimuth double thrusters controlled by the Siemens Siship EcoProp hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system, the Vanadis has a reduced environmental impact, as well as improved on-board comfort thanks to the reduction of noise and vibrations during navigation.
Siemens diesel-electric propulsion: control and energy management
The Integrated Power System (IPS) from Siemens integrates both propulsion control, electrical power generation, as well as the management of energy stored in the lithium-ion batteries. A cutting-edge system with a single direct current network distributes the electrical power dedicated to propulsion and auxiliary services, thus joining safety and efficiency.
Siemens has supported the shipbuilder along the entire production chain, from the study and management of the project, to the supply of technological components as well as hardware and software engineering solutions.