Having already secured the contract in early summer to fit 15 Vard design 9 21 module carriers, propulsion specialist SCHOTTEL has now also received a follow-up order to fit three further Vard design 9 28 vessels with 12 main and auxiliary units.
The Norwegian Vard Group is building the first-mentioned 15 vessels for Topaz Energy and Marine, UAE, and the later three for KMTF, the National Maritime Republic of Kazakhstan
A total of 36 special variant SRP 340 Rudderpropellers (formerly SRP 1012) were ordered as the main propulsion units for all 18 carriers. Along with them, 30 STT 1 CP transverse thrusters are being used as well as six SPJ 132 Pump Jets as an additional maneuvering aid in the three wider vessels. The delivery period is scheduled for the 12 months leading up to the end of 2017.