Optimized for DP use

The new SRP-D

With the new SRP-D ("Dynamic"), SCHOTTEL is launching a rudder propeller that even better meets the increased requirements for the efficient operation of W2W vessels. Based on the proven principle of the rudder propeller, an economical yet powerful solution has been developed that greatly improves the positional accuracy of the vessel in DP operation. Operators benefit from the significant increase in performance and thus possible operating times in close proximity to offshore structures, especially in demanding weather conditions.

SRP-D Features

Fast-response steering system

In addition to reduced propeller acceleration/deceleration times, the SRP-D features a high-speed azimuth steering system with reinforced gear components. This enables faster thrust allocation, so that it is possible to react faster to external forces from wind, weather and currents, thus achieving a higher positioning accuracy of the vessel.


Despite its integrated design, the LE-Drive allows a free choice of motor for vessels with electric, ideally battery-supported energy supply. Due to its compact design, the LE-Drive opens up more freedom in vessel design. The SRP-D is optionally also available with drive train in Z-configuration.

98° lower gearbox

Thanks to the lower gearbox that has an additional eight degrees downward tilt, the interaction between propulsion unit and hull as well as the propeller flow interaction are reduced. This results in increased thrust efficiency in DP operation and minimizes “forbidden zones”.