VEEM has completed building the world’s largest, most powerful marine gyrostabiliser. The VG1000 SD will be shipped shortly to a major European shipbuilder, which constructs more than 175 vessels annually for customers around the globe.
Marine propulsion and gyrostabilisation company VEEM has constructed the world's largest and most powerful gyrostabiliser for delivery to Europe's second-largest shipbuilder, Damen Shipyards (Netherlands).
Weighing in at 20 tonnes, the VG1000 SD is several times larger than the company's second largest product – the VG260. VEEM unveiled the gyrostabiliser on Friday afternoon at a launch function at the company's Canning Vale facilities. Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds oversaw the launch.
The VG1000 SD launch follows extensive sea trials in tandem with Damen, after which VEEM secured an order for the product in 2018. The trials involved fitting two model VG260 SD VEEM gyrostabilisers to a 50-metre test vessel in the Netherlands, which was subsequently evaluated by Damen management and current and potential Damen clients.
The model will be fitted into Damen's new Fast Crew Supplier, FCS 7011, which is expected to launch later this year.
VEEM managing director Mark Miocevich said, "The successful completion of the VG1000 SD is the culmination of significant research and development investment into the product. I would like to congratulate the entire talented VEEM team, who after years of hard work have delivered a gyro product, which is unrivalled anywhere in the world in terms of scale and quality.
"The VG1000 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."