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 enhances 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.