Newbuild Russian cargo vessels opt for SCHOTTEL propulsion systems

Newbuild Russian cargo vessels opt for SCHOTTEL propulsion systems

Russian company Marine Engineering Bureau has selected propulsion units from German firm SCHOTTEL for nine more newly built cargo vessels. Each vessel is equipped with two rudder propellers. 

The main propulsion of the multipurpose dry cargo vessels consists of a pair of diesel-driven SCHOTTEL Rudder Propellers type SRP 340, each with an input power of 1,200 kilowatts at 1,000 revolutions per minute. With this thruster configuration, the vessels reach a free sailing speed of approximately 10 knots.

Including this order, more than 50 carriers of the RSD 32 and RSD 59 series are driven by SCHOTTEL propulsion systems. This equates to more than a hundred installed rudder propellers. The vast majority of the dry cargo vessels also use SCHOTTEL Transverse Thrusters to achieve maximum manoeuvrability.

The 141-metre-long and 16.9-metre-wide vessels each have a capacity of 11,200 cubic metres as well as 7,445 deadweight tonnage at sea (draught 4.5 metres) and 5,112 deadweight tonnage in rivers (draught 3.6 metres). Moreover, the new vessels are characterised by a particularly high block coefficient, ensuring the best combination of speed, load capacity and required propulsive power.

The series is set to be completed later this year.