When:  Mar 22, 2023 from 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  New York Metropolitan Section


5:00 PM – Social Hour6:00 PM – Dinner7:00 PM – Technical Session & Webcast

Topic: Electrical Voith Schneider Propulsion (eVSP) - The Efficient and Safe Thruster

Abstract: Efficient Dynamic Positioning (DP) requires a fast and safely reacting propulsion system. The Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) has proven itself for decades as a safe maneuvering device for DP vessels. Currently, Voith is taking the VSP one step further and is introducing the electric Voith Schneider Propeller (eVSP) to the market.This opens a new option for Dynamic Positioning. In addition to the fast control according to an XY-logic of the VSP, the RPM can also be changed extremely quickly now. This is made possible by the fact that a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) directly drives the thrust-generating blades. This new technology renders gear boxes now obsolete, which has a very positive effect on efficiency and maintenance costs.In April and May 2022, the sea trails of the first DP vessel (a Service Operation Vessel) with the eVSP were successfully completed. These results will also be presented.


Dipl. Ing. Ivo Beu, Voith Marine

Ivo Beu studied Naval Architecture at the Institute of Naval Architecture of the University of Hamburg, Germany from 1994 to 2000. He began his career in the theory department of a shipyard and since then he is working in the marine propulsion business. He can look back to a history of over 20 years now. After his time at the shipyard, he worked for engine and propeller manufacturers. Today he works as “Director of Sales Marine Americas” for Voith Marine covering North and South America. He is a member of SNAME since 2022.

This presentation is expected to be accredited for 1 PDH. To obtain PDH credit, participants must attend the meeting and submit a completed Learning Assessment and Application Form directly to SNAME.

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White Horse Tavern – Financial District
25 Bridge Street
New York, NY 10004

Pricing Information

Registration Early Bird Regular
Students $20.00 $20.00
Member $45.00 $50.00
Non-member $75.00 $75.00
Guest $75.00 $75.00


Anthony Nigro
(516) 721-5744