In November 2011 Fassmer Shipyard, Germany, and Fugro N.V., Netherland, signed the contract for the new 40m „Fugro Helmert”, a new Offshore Survey Coastal Vessel for hydrographic and geotechnical tasks in worldwide operation. Fassmer was assigned to design and build the vessel in a time period of 20 months. The delivery is scheduled for August 2013.
On 8th of July 2013 the new Fugro Survey Vessel was christened by godmother Mrs. Irmgard Jeuken, in the presence of more than 140 guests, on the Fassmer Shipyard Berne. Directly after the naming ceremony the vessel was launched. During the following weeks all remaining works will be finished. On 8th of August 2013, after completion of all final tests and trials, the vessel will be handed over in time to Fugro.
This vessel is designed for worldwide operation, means well insulated against high temperatures, air conditioned and with a total accommodation for crew and guest of 20 persons. A maximum of 12 guests are allo... [More]
Offshore vessels, tugboats and ferries all have a common need – to turn in their own length, even move sideways at times – and German propulsion specialist propulsion manufacturer, Schottel, specialises in meeting that need.
'ESVAGT Aurora' (2x SRP 3030 CP): Photo courtesy of Schottel
A company whose corporate roots go way back to 1921 continues to lead through its ongoing investment in R&D, now unveiling a new generation of their larger thruster units with their housings hydro-dynamically optimised using CFD techniques. These new thrusters well-known as SRP (Schottel Rudder Propellers) and STP (Schottel Twin Propellers) are available with a variety of reduction ratios to suit all common input speeds whether diesel engine or electric motor driven, and Schottel add that they are more compact in size than existing thrusters in the range.
Hydraulic clutch drives thruster hydraulic units The new thrusters come with an independent, hydraulically operated m... [More]
German propulsion specialist Schottel extends his product range with a RIM Thruster (SRT)
Noise and low-vibration drives, highly efficient, space-saving, weight-reduced and eco-sensitive are particularly requested at ships, which are operating very often in DP mode or if special comfort is required. With the Schottel RIM Thruster (SRT) the German propulsion specialist extends his product range with four sizes (200 – 800 kW).
The SRT is an all electrical drive system without gear or drive shaft. The stator of the electric motor is mounted into the outer part of a tunnel. Blades are attached to the inside of the rotor. According to Schottel the SRT is a drive propulsion system capable of transmitting the electric power directly into propulsion without any transfer loss of gears and without noise emission caused by a gear box. The optimized hydrodynamic design, with the blades inside, results into a remarkable reduction of cavitation.
The design of the Schottel RIM thruster ... [More]