Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has ordered two more fire-fighting vessels with advanced propulsion technology for greater manoeuvrability and capacity than previous emergency response boats
Its subsidiary Flotte Hamburg will operate these two fire-fighting vessels after their completion by Netherlands-headquartered Damen Shipyards by the end of this year.
These two new vessels will primarily be used to fight ship fires in the Port of Hamburg and to supply fire-fighting water to industrial plants located at the port.
From Q1 2021, these vessels will also be used for HPA fleet management tasks, such as bridge inspections and material transports.
They will have a water cannon capacity of 30,000 l/min over 110 m distance and have accommodation for 16 fire-fighters.
Schottel is providing two rudderpropellers type SRP 150 L fixed pitch (FP) thrusters, rated at 380 kW each with a propeller diameter of 1.10 m and a transverse thruster type STT 60 FP for each vessel, each rated at 100 kW and driven by an electric motor.
This thruster configuration provides the fireboats with free running speeds of 12 knots.
Rudderpropeller SRP 150 are equipped with Schottel’s new highly efficient SDC40 nozzle.
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