3 September, 2020
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.
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.