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3 September, 2020

Turnkey project on the Mestre Jaime Feijó ferry

ferry Mestre Jaime Feijó

The Mestre Jaime Feijó ferry was built at Armón Shipyards in Navia, Asturias, commissioned by the Portuguese company Atllânticoline. It is authorized to transport 333 passengers and 15 vehicles in a 41.20 m hull and has diesel propulsion that allows it to maintain a speed of 14 knots.

From Núñez Vigo we supply the hydrostatic transmission for the drive of the transverse propellers. Other companies of the Emenasa Group such as Baliño, VICUSdt and Main Solutions also participated in this project and others in the series, who designed and manufactured the propulsion system as a whole.


Characteristics of the electrohydraulic system supplied by Núñez Vigo:

  • High power density closed circuit hydraulic drive in compact dimensions for maximum efficiency and performance.
  • PTO anchored axial piston pump sized for maximum power on transverse propellers with main engine idling.
  • Axial piston hydraulic motor and adjustable displacement for fine setting during start-up.
  • Maximum hydraulic power at 280L / min @ 350bar with a torque consumed at PTO of 1800Nm.
  • Safety valves and proportional control solenoid valves integrated in the pump assembly.
  • Tanks in compact sets with all accessories and ready for anchorage suspended in bulkhead.
  • Electronic control with custom designed control panels for the operation of a pair of propellers.
  • Modular system for use of up to 3 double control panels.
  • Programmable controller to adjust the response to suit the client.
  • Push power indication display for maximum control of the ship's maneuvers.
  • VDR interface and interconnection with the ship's integrated alarm system.
  • Remote pump clutch control integrated in the control panels.
  • Indication with alarm code for quick fault identification.

ferry Mestre Jaime Feijó 


Baliño supplied the complete line of shafts, in which VICUSdt performed the optimization and design of the propeller using a methodology based on CFD tools.

The propeller design goals were to achieve maximum efficiency at a service speed of 14 knots, reaching the maximum speed of 16 knots and combined with a low level of pressure pulses transmitted to the hull at 14 and 16 knots.

Technical characteristics of the propellers:

  • HTT-1/900 transverse thruster with 150 kW power
  • Drive by bevel group
  • Four-blade bronze propeller rotating at 568 rpm.
  • Thrust 26 kN

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