In Russia want to create a unique passenger hydrofoil

0
7 years ago
In Russia want to create a unique passenger hydrofoil

For the first time in the last 20 years, namely in July of this year, the shipbuilding plant Vympel in Rybinsk will host the laying of a new-generation hydrofoil vessel — the Kometa-120M.

Even in the Soviet Union, civilian hydrofoil ships Meteor and Kometa, as well as hydrofoil ships, were designed and built. Miracle technology was created under the leadership of Rostislav Evgenievich Alekseev.

To date, the Central Design Bureau for Hydrofoil Vessels. R.E. Alekseeva in Nizhny Novgorod is headed by Sergei Vyacheslavovich Platonov. To a large extent, thanks to his hard work and very principled position, Russia, having nearly lost, shipbuilding on hydrofoils, managed to revive it on a qualitatively new level.

Need to mark, that there are simply no alternatives to high-speed vessels in very many regions of the planet, since the island states prefer to operate high-speed hydrofoils for the transport of passengers and goods. If you take into account the great Russian rivers, then there is nothing more profitable and convenient for transportation of people, than high-speed vessels. It would seem that if it is so profitable, then under the laws of the market, hydrofoil ships should have filled the whole world long ago. The problem is that the design of a submarine wing is much more complicated than an aircraft wing that works in the air. And after calculating the cost of design, and then construction, Western ship owners decided not to invest in underwater wings.

In the USSR, the costs were not considered. Back in the middle of the twentieth century in the Soviet Union began to develop high-speed vessels, which in the third millennium will allow to lead.

In the new project of the hydrofoil Comet-120M wireless communication and control communications are widely used. This allowed us to save a few tons of weight by weight, since thick copper cables were used before, even in the lead shell. Plus to this — composite materials. Reducing the weight of the vessel made it possible to reduce the draft, which made it possible to make the wings of a new profile,and hence — to increase speed and seaworthiness. The noise of the engines is reduced at times.

The hydrofoil vessel Kometa-120M is designed to carry 120 passengers in salons equipped with aviation type seats, and designed in two versions — for use in river and sea water.

Structurally high-speed vessels are similar, but they will differ in anti-corrosion protection and in size of the wings — in the marine version they are larger in area. The ship's speed will reach 60 knots. Shipbuilders say that the payback period of passenger ships of this project is not more than 5 years, and the service life is not less than 25.

Technical characteristics of the hydrofoil vessel Kometa-120M:

  • Full displacement — 73 tons
  • Draft overall draft 3.5 m
  • Speed is 35 knots
  • The range is 200 miles
  • Crew — 5 people
  • Passenger capacity — 120 people
  • Seaworthiness (wave height) with the wing wings — 2.0 m
  • Seaworthiness in displacement position — 2.5 m

Probably, in the near future it will be possible to start construction of a small hydrofoil vessel of the Valdai project with a capacity of 40 passengers. Unfortunately, even deep-water rivers have recently melted, and the Valdai will safely pass at a high speed where the waterway is already closed to the ships of old projects.

A more powerful hydrofoil with a capacity of 250 people was also developed — the Cyclone. This is the nearest prospect.

In addition to hydrofoil ships in the Central Design Bureau R.E. Alexeyeva is designing unique high-speed vessels on the air cavern. Speed, payload, safety and cost-effectiveness are their key indicators.

At the international exhibition in St. Petersburg in 2013 were presented models of several promising projects of high-speed vessels in the air cavern.Several of them can carry 120 passengers and 70 tons of cargo.

Impressive line of models of ekranoplans of new generations, intended for use in purely civil purposes. In an initiative and at their own expense in Nizhny Novgorod, the ekranoplane topic was continued. Very many experts are sure: flying ships over the water with aircraft speeds are combat and transport means of the XXI century.

See also:
Unique container ship
The race of sea transportation forces the company to come up with new ways of delivering goods, cheapening both the transportation itself and the value of the imported goods.
Shipbuilding in 2016 - results
Summarizing the results of the outgoing year, I would like to note that 2016 can be considered a year of gas powered vessels. The editorial staff of the Shipshub constantly monitored the descent of ships with bi-fuel power plants, so this year we rightly consider the most productive in the construction of gas-powered vessels.
Liner-giant Oasis of the Seas passed the cruise company Royal Caribbean International
After six years of creating a unique vessel, the management of Royal Caribbean International took on October 28, 2009 its most revolutionary and the world's largest cruise liner Oasis of the Seas from the shipbuilders of STX Europe, which was signed by the relevant documents in the Finnish city Turku. From this moment, the debut flight of the line...
New cruise liner Carnival Magic for the Carnival Cruise Lines company
The American group Carnival Corporation and the shipyard Fincantieri recently reached an agreement on the construction of a new cruise liner with a displacement of 130,000 tons for the Carnival Cruise Lines brand. Passenger ship will be called Carnival Magic. The liner will be built at the shipyard in Monfalcone and is scheduled for commissioning ...
The newest liner Britannia
In September 2013, at one of the press conferences with the participation of CEOs of P & O Cruises and Carnival Corporation & PLC, the name of the new cruise liner for the British company was announced.
No comments yet. Be the first to add a comment!