September 2015

Svitzer opts for 6 SCHOTTEL propelled tugs


Svitzer has again opted for SCHOTTEL propulsion. 6 terminal tugs will be built at Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey. The delivery of the first tug is to be expected in Q4 2016.

Svitzer says, the new fleet will consist of 70 Tonne bollard pull RAstar 2800-E Class ASD tugs, which are terminal tugs with escort capability and accommodation space for eight crew members. The tugs are equipped with 2000 KW MTU engines driving SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers of type SRP 1515. The vessels will be purpose-built for hot climates.

Svitzer is known for their state-of-the-art fleet. Currently there are 8 further SCHOTTEL driven Svitzer tugs under construction, four of them soon to be commissioned.