Stationed at Tromsø, located in the northernmost part of Norway, 350 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, where the sun doesn’t peak above the horizon for two months in the winter and does not set for two months of midnight sun in the summer, “My job is to transport maritime pilots to and from ships in an efficient and safe manner,” says Knut Charles Olsen, who works as a skipper at Buksér og Berging. “I deliver pilots who board the ships and provide expert knowledge on our waterways to the vessels that come to Tromsø, such as cruise ships, cargo vessels and fishing boats. This is a job where you need to be at exactly the right place at exactly the right time.” Thanks to Volvo Penta IPS, the job is made easier, more reliable and efficient. In this episode of Mighty Jobs we get to meet the piloting crew of Buksér og Berging in Tromsø, Norway. Their Volvo Penta-powered piloting boat covers around 42,000 nautical miles every year. That’s the equivalent of traveling around the world twice. The Volvo Penta IPS system makes it possible to pilot ships under all weather conditions. Watch Volvo Penta Mighty Jobs Here > Volvo Penta Powers the Arctic Circle
Facts: Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance System) : Volvo Penta IPS is a complete propulsion system that’s integrated from the helm station down to the propellers. The unique, type-approved Volvo Penta IPS system
improves productivity and performance for operators who value maneuverability, fuel efficiency and on-board comfort. The key to these exceptional qualities lies in the forward-facing, twin counter-rotating propellers with individually steerable pods under the hull.
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