At SMM 2014 the German propulsion specialist Schottel presents new solutions focusing on offshore applications and hybrid concepts.
The new underwater mountable azimuth thruster SRP 9000 LSU (4,800 – 5,500 kW) takes especially into account the tough conditions offshore and helps reduce docking times. The SRP 9000 LSU is an utmost robust and reliable drive allowing easy and cost-efficient mounting and dismantling offshore.
Cost efficiency is also an asset of the SRP 3000 and 4000 PTI. The thruster is a mechanical drive with a PM motor as PTI (power take in) mounted on the upper gearbox of the SRP opposite the input power train. The system allows for simple switching between the diesel engine and PTI during operation. The power of the PTI can easily be added to that of the diesel engine in the boost mode for maximum bollard pull or high torque requirements at partial loads. The electric mode is ideal for transit and idling.