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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 

Sanmar Shipyards of Turkey and the German propulsion supplier Schottel have signed a new two-year framework agreement, making Schottel the exclusive supplier of thrusters for Robert Allan Ltd (RAL)-designed 90t BP Bigaay class tugs built by Sanmar.

“The agreement puts Sanmar in a position of a contractual partner offering the latest propulsion technology with Schottel exclusively providing our shipyards with two 2,700 kW rudderpropellers type SRP 560 CP for each vessel of the Bigaçay tugboat class,” said Hakan Tunc, Head of Procurement, Sanmar.

Schottel CEO Stefan Kaul said: “Sanmar has placed various orders with Schottel in recent years to equip vessels with high quality propulsion systems. This trusted partnership is going from strength to strength.”

The collaboration between Sanmar and Schottel dates back to 2004. Milestone orders have included Schottel propulsion systems for the Sirapinar class ASD terminal tugs, 17 of which are already in operation, for example, for Svitzer of Denmark. Recently, Sanmar awarded Schottel a contract for two 90t BP tugboats with the SRP 560 CP configuration for the Turkish Directorate General of Coastal Safety. Both companies are in the project planning phase for fitting hybrid tugs with Schottel Rudderpropellers.

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