SRP Retractable Thruster
The SCHOTTEL Rudderpropeller (SRP) sets worldwide standards as a main or auxiliary propulsion unit, even in the toughest offshore operation. By rotating the underwater part through 360°, the full propulsive power can also be used for manoeuvring and for dynamic positioning (DP) of the ship.
Sometimes thrusters below the hull are needed, which can interfere with operations in harbours or other applications. For this area of application, SCHOTTEL has developed hydraulically retractable Rudderpropellers. These are retracted into the hull for open-water service and lowered for manoeuvring and dynamic positioning at the place of operation.