Two Schottel RudderPropellers will be installed on a new salvage tug at Turkish shipyard Med Marine
The two type SRP 710 RudderPropellers, with an input power of 3,700 kW each at an input speed of 1,000 rpm, will be installed aboard a salvage tug ordered by Kenya Ports Authority.
The azimuth thrusters will be powered by diesel engines and a hydraulically driven transverse thruster type STT 170 (250 kW) will ensure maximum manoeuvrability.
With input powers of up to 3,750 kW and propeller diameters of up to 3.6 m, the SRP 710 is one of the larger RudderPropellers in Schottel’s portfolio. They are manufactured at the Wismar production site in Germany.
The vessel will now achieve a bollard pull of over 120 tonnes. Schottel said the Robert Allan RAstar 4200 (MED-A42120) design vessel is the largest tugboat on the east African coast of the Indian Ocean.
This propulsion system will enable the 42 m by 16 m tug to provide more efficient ship handling and coastal towing services. The state-of-the-art salvage tug is equipped with extensive towing facilities, extinguishing monitors for firefighting, external bilge systems for leak detection, workshops, ship cranes and dinghies and will operate in the port of Mombasa, east Africa’s largest port.
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