STX, Schottel to Produce Propulsion Systems

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Jensen (CEO of Schottel) and Kang-Sik Rhee (President and CEO of STX Heavy Industries) after signing the agreement.

The South Korean company STX Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. and Schottel will be cooperating in the area of large rudder propeller systems for underwater installation, as used on drilling rigs, for example. Within the framework of a corresponding licence agreement, STX will manufacture rudder propellers covering a power range from 2000 to 5800 kW, while Schottel will supply the core components for these systems in the form of the L gearbox. The first STX-Schottel Rudder propellers are due for delivery in the second half of 2010.

Following the decision of the Spay-based propulsion specialist several years ago, for reasons of capacity, to cease production of large propulsion systems for drilling rigs and to concentrate on steerable propulsion systems, particularly for passenger vessels, ferries, tugs and offshore supply vessels, Schottel is now re-entering this arena with a strong partner at its side. STX is responsible for the project management and sales.

The licence agreement signed on 28 January 2009 at the Schottel headquarters in Spay/Rhine by Kang-Sik Rhee, President and CEO of STX Heavy Industries, and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Jensen, CEO of Schottel GmbH, covers South Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and India, as well as all shipyards owned by the STX Group. According to Professor Jensen, an extension of this licence to cover large retractable systems is conceivable.

(www.schottel.de)

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Propulsion

SevenCs Supports MariGreen Project

SevenCs is part of the EU INTERREG V A cross-border project “MariGreen” to support the maritime industry in the transition towards more efficient, greener and more sustainable shipping.

Australian Navy Commissions HMAS Adelaide

Royal Australian Navy commissions second LHD HMAS Adelaide powered by GE LM2500 marine gas turbines   GE Marine reports that its LM2500 gas turbines now power

LNG Bulker Cements Thordon's Green Future

Sea trials aboard Greenland, the world’s first LNG-fuelled short-sea dry bulk vessel, have validated the performance of Thordon Bearings COMPAC propeller shaft solution,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0602 sec (17 req/sec)