april 2018

New TRAMARSA tug with SCHOTTEL propulsion


Lima’s SRPs 490 FP will be equipped with the SCHOTTEL ProAnode that sets new standards in corrosion protection, thereby extending the lifecycle of the thruster. It contributes to the optimal hydrodynamic flow of the nozzle. Photo source: SCHOTTEL

SCHOTTEL has secured a contract with Peruvian tug operator TRAMARSA to provide propulsion units for a new escort and harbour tug which is under construction at Chinese Jiangsu Wuxi Shipyard. The new vessel will be equipped with two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers of type SRP 490 FP and an input power of 2240 kW each, delivering a bollard pull of around 78 tonnes.  

 

Lima will operate at Peruvian port of Callao

Lima will be the name of the 24.4 m long and 11.25 m breadth tug that will join two other tugs in Tramarsa’s fleet in Peru. The tugs are operating at the Peruvian port of Callao. The newbuild will be a Ramparts 2400-W series model designed by Canadian Robert Allan with a FiFi 1 fire fighting system. It will be classed by ABS for unrestricted navigation and towage. Lima is planned to be delivered in autumn 2018.

 

Trustful partnership between SCHOTTEL and TRAMARSA

Tramarsa and SCHOTTEL have been working together since 2000 when the Peruvian operator ordered its first Rudderpropellers with the RM KUELAP, the first azimuthal tug that operated in Peru. Since then, all in all seven vessels have been equipped with SCHOTTEL propulsion systems. “We are building on positive experiences with SCHOTTEL propulsion for several years now. The thrusters allow our tugs to be more efficient and execute their escort and harbour operations on the highest safety standards”, says William Revilla Valdivia, Ships and Tugs Manager.