Oceanwide Expeditions’ Janssonius and its sister vessel Hondius are the first vessels in the world to be built to meet the latest Lloyd’s Register requirements for Polar Class 6 vessels (LR PC6)
Schottel will supply the main and auxiliary propulsion system for Oceanwide Expeditions’ Janssonius polar expedition cruise vessel which will be built by Croatian shipyard Brodosplit.
The main propulsion system of the Janssonius will include Schottel’s controllable pitch propeller, type SCP 109 4-XG (4,260-kW) with a propeller diameter of 3.6m. The SCP will be ice-strengthened according to Polar Class 6 requirements, Schottel said.
To maximise manoeuvrability the vessel will feature a transverse thruster, type STT 1 CP (350 kW) at the bow and one transverse thruster type STT 2 CP (500 kW) at the stern.
The propulsion system will be powered by two diesel engines delivering 4,260-kW, enabling a service speed of up to 15 knots. A twin-in single-out gearbox will enable the main propulsion units to achieve propeller speeds of 160 rpm.
The company said the propulsion system was chosen in keeping with a cruise vessel’s requirements to increase comfort on board by reducing noise and vibration levels and is one of a series of ice-strengthened propulsion systems the company offers.
The 107.6 m by 17.6 m Janssonius is designed for polar voyages throughout the Arctic, Antarctica, and the sub-Antarctic. The vessel will have a protected loading area that can also be used for sea-based activities such as kayaking. Two separate gangways will further facilitate ship-to-shore operations. The ship will be able to accommodate 196 passengers in 85 cabins and offers accomodation for 70 crew members.
Following the delivery of Hondius in 2019, Oceanwide Expeditions ordered a second vessel from Balkan based Brodosplit. Janssonius is scheduled to be delivered for the end of 2021.
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