Transforming amphibious vehicles
On-water testing game changing amphibious capabilities of the state-of-the-art Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
As part of the composite component development program of the next generation Landing Craft, Air-Cushion (LCAC), we have designed and are delivering advanced components for the Ship-to-Shore Connector series.
Critical components from Umoe Mandal include all-composite propeller ducts, rudders and lift fan volutes with transition ducts and air thruster nozzles are part of the delivery package signed with Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems in 2012, which has begun on-water testing in April, 2018.
Light weight, robustness and non-corrosive qualities of our all-composite components will ensure reliability and maintainability of the craft, as well as meet requirements for rapid deployment, high speed, increased payload, availability, fuel efficiency and lower life-cycle maintenance costs.
Umoe Mandal’s components package will contribute to this evolutionary craft’s cutting-edge capability for transporting personnel and material “feet dry” onto shore during defense, humanitarian and disaster relief missions.
Read more about on-water trials
Other news from Umoe Mandal
Voyager 38X incorporates proven air-cushion catamaran and Surface-Effect-Ship (SES) technologies with a sophisticated motion control system, which compensates for vertical wave motion, offering comfortable transit and safe access to other vessels and installations offshore. The vessel may be outfitted with a gangway and a SeaSpyder personnel transfer system. With a sleek composite hull design and
“We are constantly working to improve the technologies that we use when operating our windmill parks. A faster service vessel means shorter transit time, and therefore, technicians get more work time at windmill parks. When operating windmill parks, we have days where we can’t get access to the field due to weather; a more robust craft
Umoe Mandal will focus on optimizing total vessel concept by conducting a parameter sensitivity study on the most important hull parameters in order to design an even lighter hull construction, which will result in more fuel reduction and lower CO2 emissions. Other focus areas will include enhanced propulsion solutions and fire restriction. Various calculation and