The general trends of the last few years have highlighted the demand for ships of constantly increasing dimensions. For Navim, these trends translate into the demanding design, conception and construction of more and more increasingly powerful innovative original and safe solutions.
The Funnels Handling System responds to this logic and it is the result of our designers’ expertise.
Conceived to meet logistical technical needs, it is a revolutionary hydraulic solution for big dimensions Cruise Ships allowing the lowering and the translation of the funnels during their passage under different bridges, among which the Verrazano Bridge in New York, the Stanley Bridge in Vancouver and others.
Often Navim brand-new products are born in this way: an experimental project tailored for a specific customer where a successful outcome leads to ordinary production.
So far we have installed the FHS system on the MSC Seashore and we are at the moment engineering and completing the supply on the Norwegian Prima.
Characteristics of Funnels Handling System
The entire system consists of some sub-systems, according to the characteristic of the supply, which can be single with a double translation for each pipe, or triple with double translation for each pipe or even quadruple with a single translation system for each pipe.
The supply is completed by the the Hydraulic Power Unit dimensioned to complete the pipes extension of each system in abt. 4 minute, for a total ca. 16 minute. This new state-of-the-art plant designed specifically for cruise ships takes us higher and higher in the true sense of the word.