VEEM Ltd has successfully constructed the world’s largest and most powerful gyrostabilizer, the VG1000 SD.
The VG1000 SD weighs 20 metric tonnes, generates 1000kN.m and has been designed to stabilize large vessels, in particular commercial, defence vessels and luxury mega-yachts that do not have a current gyro stabilizing option.
The first VG1000 SD will be installed on European shipbuilder, Damen’s revolutionary new Fast Crew Supplier, FCS 7011, which is currently under construction and expected to launch later this year.
At the launch of the VG1000SD, VEEM’s Managing Director, Mark Miocevich said: “The successful completion of the VG1000 SD is the culmination of significant research and development investment into the product.
“The VG1000 SD has a broad potential market, with the product best suited to vessels 60 metres to 90 metres in length, which encompasses luxury and superyachts, defence and civil vessels, and has further commercial applications including windfarm services, oilfield services, crew transfer and ferries.”
For vessels with displacement between 300 – 900 tonnes, the VG1000 SD can be installed as a single unit installation and for larger vessels (up to 3000 tonnes) multiple units can be installed.