SCHOTTEL Propulsion Package for Damen Multibuster

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 24, 2019

Photo: Damen

Photo: Damen

During the Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats 2019 in Dubai, SCHOTTEL  welcomed Lars Seistrup, Managing Director of Albwardy Damen, to its booth to sign a contract agreement for a full propulsion package for a new type of vessel. 

The Damen Multibuster 8020 (DMB 8020) is designed with extreme shallow draft for applications such as pipe laying and cable laying works, the upgrading, installation and decommissioning of platforms as well as well stimulation projects.

Full propulsion package for reliable DP performance
The DMB 8020’s tasks require reliable DP performance, maximum thrust and high maneuverability. As a result, Albwardy Damen opted for a propulsion package that comprises two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers type SRP 360 FP (with a power input of 1400 kW each), one retractable Rudderpropeller SRP 260 RT FP (with a power intake of 800 kW that serves as a transverse thruster in the retracted position), plus a SCHOTTEL Tunnel Thruster type STT 2 FP (with a power intake of 765 kW). The package is rounded out with steering and control systems as well.

Various fields of application for the Damen Multibuster 8020
With the DMB 8020, SCHOTTEL propulsion will be part of Damen’s new generation of shallow draft vessels. The vessel is designed as a flexible platform for O&G and EPC-related duties and is able to operate safely in very shallow water. Thanks to its very flexible basic design, final adjustments to meet the requirements for the vessel’s future operation can be carried out prior to delivery and are possible throughout the vessel’s service life. The Damen Multibuster 8020 will be built to stock and will be ready in early 2021.The Damen Multibuster 8020 will be built on speculation and will be ready in early 2021.

Albwardy Damen is a joint venture established in 2008 between Albwardy Investment in Dubai and Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands. It has operations in Dubai and well as Fujairah and Sharjah in the UAE.



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