mei 2007

Offshore decision makers count on SCHOTTEL

SCHOTTEL offers azimuth propulsion and manoeuvring systems which are particularly suited for vessels and rigs working in oil, gas and other seabed exploration and drilling as well as for pipe and cable laying, assistance and supply vessels.

One offshore supply vessel will enter service in 2009 fitted with SCHOTTEL Twin-Propellers and a SCHOTTEL retractable Rudderpropeller. The 69-metre OSV designed by Multi Maritime AS, Norway, will be built by Westcon Contractors AS in Norway for RUE Riise Underwater Engineering. Main propulsion will be provided by two SCHOTTEL Twin-Propellers of type STP 1010 with 1,100 kW each. As a retractable bow thruster, a SCHOTTEL Rudderpropeller of type SRP 550 ZSV (800 kW) was chosen. Commissioning is scheduled for 2009.


Two AHTS for Tidewater Marine LLC.,USA, will enter service in 2009. The 51-metre vessels of Conan Wu design are to be built by Yuexin Shipbuilding in China. To realize a bollard pull of 100 t the vessels will each be equipped with two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers of type SRP 3030 CP, each with a designed output of 2916 kW.


SCHOTTEL is to supply propulsion equipment for three 78.5-metre PSVs designed by Havyard, Norway, of which one will be owned by Havila Shipping ASA and another by P/F Supply Service, Faroe Islands. The chosen propulsion systems are two SCHOTTEL Twin-Propellers of type STP 1212 with 1,600 kW each. Two vessels will be built by Fjellstrand AS, one by Solstrand Verft AS (both by Norway). The vessels will enter service in 2009.


SCHOTTEL has also been chosen as propulsion supplier for a diving support vessel destined for service in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean from 2008. The owner, Shark S.R.L. (Romania), opted for a propulsion package comprising two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers of type SRP 330 with 375 kW in the aft and one SCHOTTEL Transverse Thruster of type STT 110 LK with 125 kW in the bow. The responsible shipyard is Dolphin SRY in Romania.


The SCHOTTEL Pump-Jet, which also represents a convincing take-home device solution, has been selected by Thor Shipping in Denmark for a 45-metre stand-by vessel. An SPJ 82 RD-L with 350 kW will assist the dynamic positioning manoeuvres. Faroe Yard will deliver the vessel in 2008.