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SCHOTTEL TO PROVIDE DAMEN WITH SHALLOW-DRAUGHT PROPULSION SYSTEM

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 

Schottel has signed a contract with Albwardy Damen for a full propulsion package for a new type of vessel, the Damen Multibuster 8020, which is designed with extreme shallow draught for applications such as pipe laying and cable laying works, upgrading, installation and decommissioning of platforms as well as well stimulation projects.

“Schottel is one of the valued suppliers that we have relied on for decades already. We are very pleased to be starting this exciting project here in Dubai with a long-term partner offering best product quality and local support in the Middle East,” said Lars Seistrup, MD Albwardy Damen.

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

Schottel says that its propulsion will be part of Damen’s new generation of shallow draught vessels, including the DMB 8020. The vessel is designed as a flexible platform with the ability to operate safely in very shallow water. The DMB 8020 will be built for stock 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, Fujairah and Sharjah in the UAE.

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