The Anping, a 600-tonne class twin-hulled catamaran commissioned for the Taiwanese Coast Guard (TCG), is nearing completion. Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Group expects the vessel to be completed in October 2020 ready for sea trials before being deployed for protection and fishing control rights in the southern waters.
Powering the vessel are 4x MTU engines with a combined total power of over 15,000kW and quad HT900s waterjets from HamiltonJet, operated using HamiltonJet’s Modular Electronic Control System. The HT900s waterjets feature a mixed-flow pump that provides high efficiency at medium to high speeds and retains the high thrust at zero speed required for dynamic positioning in high sea states.
The expected top speed of this impressive vessel is 35 knots compared to 30 knots for a current 600-tonne craft.
The design is based on the Tuo Jiang-class stealth missile corvette in service with the RoC Navy. The Anping carries a high-pressure water cannon which can convert to carrying anti-ship missiles in wartime. The Tuo Jiang-class features an advanced optimised twin-hulled catamaran design configuration to enable smooth operations in harsh sea conditions.
The HamiltonJet team jumped at the opportunity to work on this challenging project and eagerly await the upcoming sea trials.
“This project is the result of a great team effort across the whole company, as there were significant challenges in winning the tender, designing the project-specific components, sourcing parts from all over the world and manufacturing the entire system to a very tight timescale. The result is a credit to everyone involved,” says HamiltonJet CEO, Ben Reed.
The launch of the Anping marks the first of a potential new fleet of 12 TCG 600-tonne patrol vessels.
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