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Start News Full Steam ahead for historic Motorship "Spiez" of Lake Thun in Switzerland

Full Steam ahead for historic Motorship "Spiez" of Lake Thun in Switzerland

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In 2006 the Swiss Ökozentrum Langenbruck, in cooperation with Utz Engineering and DLM, investigated the possibility to equip the screw ship "Spiez" with a steam engine again. The ship had been built in 1901 and was rebuilt and motorized several times during its interesting life. The study looked at the possibilities to burn biomass (pellets) instead of oil. The studies are attached, but only availabale in German, sorry for this.

Whilst the restauration has began, there is now a good chance for steam again, thanks to some significant donations. Keep your fingers crosssed!

DS Spiez 1901 mit Kohlefeuerung

MS Spiez wartet auf die Restaurierung und Revaporisierung

Download this file (Projektbeschrieb Pelletsschiff Spiez.pdf)Projektbeschrieb Pelletsschiff Spiez[Projektbeschrieb Pelletsschiff Spiez]429 Kb
Download this file (Schlussbericht Studie Ökozentrum DOC 103 SB 061222.pdf)Bericht Revaporisierung MS Spiez[Bericht Revaporisierung MS Spiez]1045 Kb
Download this file (Zürcher Herz für Thunersee-Dampfer - ThunerTagblatt 2013-07-19.pdf)Revaporisierung beschlossen[Revaporisierung beschlossen]239 Kb
Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2013 09:04