Research project Elinova

The name ELINOVA is an acronym of “propulsionE navaLe elettrIca inNOVativa integratA”.

This project started in the 2013 and ended the last year. SeaNet Group worked in partnership with other research organizations and companies: Fincantieri, Teledata, Cetena, EEI. A prototype was developed: an electric thruster with a diameter of 600 mm and a power of 350 kW. The system has a thruster type Rim Driven Propeller (RDP); a propulsive system able to work without a shaft line. This system has some specific characteristics which represent a very advantageous alternative to traditional propulsion systems: it has minimum vibrations and noise emissions, minimal amount of space and weight.