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SCHOTTEL PROPELS MED MARINE DELIVERY

Thursday, November 1, 2018 

Turkey-based Med Marine’s new fleet of six Schottel-propelled vessels is now complete, with the last in the series, MED XXIX, put into service. The ASD-type tugs are designed for harbour and terminal operations as well as for coastal towing.

The main propulsion for the RAmparts 2300-MM consists of a pair of Caterpillar CAT 3512C engines, each rated with 1,380kW at 1600 rpm, and each driving a Schottel SRP 340 azimuthing stern drive unit with fixed-pitch propellers of 2100mm diameter enabling a free sailing speed of 12 knots. A diesel-driven fire-fighting (FiFi) pump for the tugs’ FiFi E system is mounted on one of the main engines.

“As can be seen throughout the fleet, the reliable Schottel Rudderpropellers have proven to be suitable for many applications, as they come in a robust design and offer easy handling for manoeuvring. That is why we rely on Schottel for propulsion,” said Med Marine’s Muhammet Gökhan, Business Development Manager. 

 The principal characteristics of the SRP derive from the combination of propulsion and azimuth steering. There is consequently no need for a rudder, and the engine power is optimally converted into thrust. The 360° rotation of the Rudderpropeller means that the full input power is available for manoeuvring.

RAmparts 2300-MM is an exclusive Robert Allan design for Med Marine. Each of the six vessels has a length of 23.00 m, a beam of 10.90 m and a draught of 4.40 m. The six vessels were designed and constructed to satisfy all applicable RINA Register rules and regulations.

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