Seawork exhibitor Veotec Ltd was chosen to design and supply the engine and control room air intake solution for the Mainstay Marine-built Isle of Wight floating bridge; a type of chain ferry that runs regularly between East and West Cowes.

Mainstay Marine built IOW floating bridge

Mainstay Marine built IOW floating bridge

The new vessel, which is yet to be named, is a direct replacement for the ageing vessel Bridge No5 which has been in service for over 40 years.

The solution incorporates Veotec's two stage filtration system (SE2) combined with an electronically actuated fail safe integrated airflow damper. The System provides incoming combustion and cooling air ensuring the engine room temperature is maintained within the manufacturer’s specifications. Moisture and salt is removed from the incoming air to ensure the engine room remains dry and free from salt.

"Veotec have been very responsive in providing a bespoke solution to our ventilation needs, whilst utilising their proven Spray Eliminator technology in the design“, said Mel Lewis – Director, Mainstay Marine.

"We were pleased to be selected to provide equipment for this next generation vessel which will continue to provide a vital service for residents and visitors to the Isle of Wight”, added James Parr - Sales Manager, Veotec.

Visit Veotec at Seawork International 2017 on stand PG51.

By Jake Frith