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Brunvoll to power Silenseas

Chantiers de l’Atlantique has chosen Brunvoll as the supplier of main propulsion for Orient Express “Silenseas’s” new cruise ships. The order is for two vessels, with two additional as an option.

Brunvoll will deliver a propulsion system consisting of a twin-screw configuration with a controllable pitch propeller with a diameter of 3.9 meters. The propellers are designed to be fully feathering to limit drag while sailing. The propellers will have direct electrical drive and Brunvoll will supply their Thrust-OD Box, which works as a thrust bearing with a hydraulic system for the controllable pitch propellers.

Orient Express is known as a pioneer within luxury train travel but has now set out to conquer the seven seas with the “Silenseas”. The sailing cruise ships will have main particulars of a length of 220 meters, three sail masts with a height above 100 meters and a surface area of 1.500 square meters each, and 54 cabins with an average size of 70 square meters.

“This Project confirms Brunvoll being one of the front runners concerning Propulsion design and Main Propulsion efficiency where our skilled hydrodynamicists have been working closely together with Chantiers del’ Atlantique on the development and assessment of different propulsion solutions for these spectacular vessels.

A huge thanks from us at Brunvoll to Chantiers de l’Atlantique and the Orient Express for the good cooperation and team effort put into this project. We hope to see them sailing in the Norwegian Fjords sometime!”, says Arnfinn Brautaset, Sales Manager at Brunvoll AS.

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Caption: Brunvoll will power the Orient Express “Silenseas”