mei 2005


SCHOTTEL GmbH & Co. KG in Spay on the River Rhine in Germany is the headquarters of an international Group of Companies with a world-wide sales and service network. Besides azimuthing propulsion systems and manoeuvring devices, SCHOTTEL also supplies conventional propulsion packages with a power rating of up to 30 MW for vessels of all kinds and sizes. SCHOTTEL is showing its range of innovative products and services on stand C 03-01A within the German Group where an experienced sales and service team will be on hand. SCHOTTEL is represented since 1954 by the company William Knudsen AS in Skedsmokorset 25 kilometres north east of Oslo .


The current SCHOTTEL range of products and services encompasses in particular: Rudderpropellers (SRP) up to 6000 kW, Twin-Propellers (STP) up to 3500 kW, Navigators (NAV) up to 1000 kW, Combi Drives (SCD) up to 3800 kW in single propeller version with nozzle or twin propeller version, Podded Drives (SEP and SSP) up to 20 MW, Pump-Jets (SPJ) up to 3500 kW, Transverse Thrusters (STT) up to 1400 kW, controllable-pitch propeller plants (SCP) up to 30,000 kW, including shafting, rudder systems, and remote control devices, as well as tailor-made steering and control systems.

SCHOTTEL has recently secured the order for five 129.5 m double-ended LNG ferries which will be built by AKER Brattvaag AS for Fjord1 Fylkesbaatane, Norway . They will operate between Bergen and Stavanger . The vessels were designed by LMG Marine in Bergen , and extensive model testing was carried out by Marintek, Trondheim .

Three ferries will be equipped with four gas-electric SCHOTTEL Combi Drives of type SCD 2020 each ( 4 x 27 50 kW, twin propeller version). They are designed for a speed of 21 kn. The other two ferries of identical design will be equipped with four mechanical SCHOTTEL Twin Propellers of type STP 1515 (1600 kW each), giving the vessels a cruising speed of 17 kn.

With this order, SCHOTTEL is continuing a long line of successful applications of its propulsion systems in Norwegian ferries. These include the IVAAR AASEN, the first ferry to be equipped with SCHOTTEL Twin Propellers, and the LNG ferry GLUTRA, which was elected “Ship of the Year 2000” in Norway for its innovative propulsion concept.