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SCHOTTEL PROPULSION FOR SOUTH ATLANTIC TRAWLER

Thursday, February 28, 2019 

A recently delivered trawler from Nodosa shipyard in Spain is equipped with Schottel propulsion systems: one controllable pitch propeller and one transverse thruster, which enable the vessel to achieve optimal manoeuvrability and propulsion efficiency.

With a length of 74m and a width of 14m, Argos Cíes is the largest fishing vessel built at the Galician shipyard. Operated by Jupiter Fishing Company, the newly built trawler is mainly used to fish for squid in the South Atlantic. The project was realized in close cooperation with Reintjes España, Schottel's partner in the Spanish maritime market.

Argos Cíes is powered by a 3,000kW Wärtsilä 6L32 main engine which drives a Schottel CP Propeller type SCP 100 4-X with a diameter of 4,000mm. In addition to this, the stern trawler is equipped with an electrically driven Schottel Transverse Thruster type STT 1 FP which provides an input power of 400kW. In combination, the systems offer best propulsion efficiency by matching the respective operation profile of the fishing vessel.

Schottel CP Propellers are said to meet the demands of the fishing industry; thanks to the adjustable pitch of the propeller blades, they are ideally suited for a wide range of operating conditions, such as manoeuvring, berthing, casting or hauling nets. Design calculations ensure that each SCP is optimally adapted to the hydrodynamic conditions. In this way, the operator benefits from a high degree of efficiency – leading to lower operating costs and reduced fuel consumption. In addition, the robust design of the SCP keeps maintenance requirements to a minimum and ensures a long service lifetime.

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