AUSTRIAN RIVER ICEBREAKER WITH AZIPOD PROPULSION

Osterreichische Donau Kraftwerke AG recently took delivery of a very shallow draught river icebreaker ROTHELSTEIN. The vessel built by Kvaerner-Masa Yards in Helsinki, Finland, will assist river traffic and break ice in the vicinity of a new power station on the river Danube. On an overall length of 42.3m and a beam of 10m, the draught is only 2m in normal service and can be reduced to 1.57m. The displacement is around 400 tonnes and a total of 1,120kW in propulsion power is applied using diesel generators feeding two Azipod propeller pods located under the stern.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ship & Boat Intl, n 5, June 1995, p 5 [3 p, 7 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00718370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM