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High-speed FIFI in Copenhagen

Effective fire response needs to be fast and reliable. A tough full-cabin multi-response high-speed vessel that can sail in all weather conditions is the new responder to emergency calls in the Harbor.

“The HBR 1 Copenhagen works for 12-hour shifts – with a crew of two emergency response specialists,” explains HBR’s Operational Planning and Analysis Manager, Claus Hjorth Christoffersen. “The crew has to be ready to move around the city quickly – with a response time of 10-15 minutes,” continues Claus. “As well as being fast, Volvo Penta IPS allows the vessel to be maneuvered in a very agile way.”

Equipped with the Volvo Penta IPS system, a complete propulsion system from helm to prop, the 15m long HBR 1 Copenhagen uses two Volvo Penta IPS450 to achieve a top speed of 29 knots (54km/h).

“Individually steerable Volvo Penta IPS drives are linked to the onboard Joystick Docking function,” explains Jonas Alkner, Area Sales Manager, Volvo Penta. “The joystick makes pulling up close to the source of a fire or navigating alongside other vessels easier and safer. Overall Volvo Penta IPS provides superior handling and performance when it’s needed most.”

Another key advantage of Volvo Penta IPS is its compact size. This leaves space in the vessel’s enclosed cabin for a reclined patient,10 seated passengers, a defibrillator, and oxygen equipment as well as first aid supplies. For firefighting, HBR 1 Copenhagen is also equipped with a pump, water cannon, two-ton crane, and diving platform. Below deck, in the storage room, there is 180 meters of fire hose along with an additional portable pump for on land use enabling the crew to respond to a multitude of different emergencies.

Tuco Marine specializes in the module-based design of light, durable, reliable workboats. The HBR 1 Copenhagen is the latest model in Tuco’s ProZero series of fast workboats.

“The ProZero-series offers user-specific designs”, says Managing Director of Tuco Marine, Jonas Pedersen. “HBR 1 Copenhagen is a prime example of this – everything is designed and built-in full compliance with the specific requirements of HBR. We recommend the Volvo Penta IPS for this build because it delivers exactly what our customer needed.”

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