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SCHOTTEL PROPULSORS PROVIDE 120t BP FOR SALVAGE TUG

SCHOTTEL PROPULSORS PROVIDE 120t BP FOR SALVAGE TUG

Monday, May 10, 2021 

Two Schottel SRP 710 RudderPropellers have been chosen for installation in a new salvage tug for the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) being constructed at Turkish shipyard Med Marine.

The Robert Allan designed RAstar 4200 (MED-A42120) vessel will be based at Mombasa, East Africa's largest port, and is believed to be the largest tugboat on the East African Coast of the Indian Ocean. With Schottel-supplied main and auxiliary propulsion systems, the vessel is expected to achieve a bollard pull of more than 120t. Main power comes from two diesel-driven RudderPropellers of 3,700kW at 1,000rpm input, while an additional hydraulically-driven Schottel STT 170 of 250kW will ensure maximum manoeuvrability.

With input powers of up to 3,750kW and propeller diameters of up to 3.6m, the SRP 710 is one of the larger rudder propellers in the SCHOTTEL portfolio. They are manufactured at the Wismar production site in Germany.

The propulsion system will enable the tug to provide efficient ship handling and coastal towing services. Measuring 42m in length at a width of 16m, the salvage tug is equipped with extensive towing facilities, extinguishing monitors for firefighting, external bilge systems for leak detection, workshops, ship cranes and dinghies.

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