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Thursday, November 28, 2019 

Schottel has once again been awarded orders in the Norwegian fishery segment; the world’s largest live fish carrier (LFC) as well as a 67m longliner will feature thrusters from the German propulsion company.

Both vessels are under construction in Turkey and will be delivered to Norwegian owners. The LFC will be built at Sefine Shipyard for Norwegian company Frøy Rederi. The Møre Maritime-designed vessel will provide space for 7,500m3 of water in its fish tanks. The 83.2m long and 30.9m wide LFC is powered by an advanced diesel-electric propulsion system. Schottel will supply two rudderpropellers type SRP 460 L CP (1,800kW each) with a propeller diameter of 2.6m and one transverse thruster type STT 4 CP (1,000kW). This combination will help the LFC achieve optimum propulsion efficiency and manoeuvrability.

To be environmentally compliant, the LFC will be equipped with Schottel's patented and DNV-GL type-approved Leacon sealing system. Through the use of separate seals on the seawater side and on the gearbox side, the sealing system ensures that, in case of leakage, seawater entering the system or gear oil escaping from the system are collected in an intermediate chamber. This prevents water from entering the gearbox and, of even greater importance, oil from escaping into the seawater.

The second vessel is a Marin Teknikk-designed longliner for Norwegian fishing company Østerfjord and is currently under construction at the Tersan Shipyard. This vessel will be driven by a hybrid propulsion system featuring a Reintjes gearbox. Here, the Schottel scope of supply consists of a two-speed propulsion system – combining a retractable thruster, a tunnel thruster and a CP propeller. Thanks to the adjustability of the pitch of the propeller blades, the SCP 77 4-XG (2,550 kW) is suited for a wide range of operating conditions such as manoeuvring, berthing, casting or hauling nets. As a result, the operator benefits from a high degree of efficiency – leading to lower operating costs and reduced fuel consumption. Beyond this, a Schottel Retractable Rudderpropeller type SRP 190 RT (460 kW) and an STT 170 FP (335 kW) ensure maximum manoeuvrability during fishing.

The new 67m long and 14.6m wide longliner is scheduled to start fishing in the Atlantic in mid-2021. The design includes an automated longline system with capacity for 76,000 fly shooting hooks / Danish seine netting. It features a factory deck equipped with automated filleting and H&G production on board.

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