Voith Turbo Fin
More safety and steering power while escorting: Voith Turbo Fin
The steering forces applied to a ship are increased considerably when using the Voith Turbo Fin. This increases safety while escorting without having to use larger tugs. The system needs only a little extra power and can be retrofitted.
The Voith Turbo Fin increases forces by up to 25% with the same size tug
The VTF, designed for the Voith Water Tractor (VWT), is a rotating cylinder at the leading edge of the fin. The rotation improves the flow around the fin on the low pressure side and allows greater operating angles without flow separation. The results are greater steering forces and an improved performance of the tug.