New SCHILLIG replaces three vessels

By Peter Pospiech at March 12, 2013 07:46
Filed Under: Company News, Shipyards

The Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Wilhelmshaven (Wilhelmshaven Waterways and Shipping Office) is pleased about an additional ship.  In the presence of the secretary of states of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Enak Ferlemann, the naming ceremony of the new bouy laying vessel took place. Goodmother of the 11,9 Mio Euro newbuild is Ulrike Wagner, wife of Wilhelmshaven Lord Mayor Andreas Wagner. She named the new ship SCHILLIG after a famous small township at the coast of the Northsea. The new SCHILLIG replaces the more than 40 years old same name SCHILLIG, the sounding ship MINSENER OOG and the boat BLAUE BALJE. Shipyard was the well-known Fassmer Yard in Berne, next to the city of Bremen.

Main works of the new SCHILLIG, with length of 43,85 m and a displacement of 456 to, is the distribution, collection, transportation and works on more than 400 sea marks, e.g. navigable water bouys etc, in the area of the flat tidal bay Jadebusen and the East Frisian Coast Line.

One of the particular features of the vessel is that it also can be used for hydrographic duties, surveillance and hydraulic constructions. The ship has a draft of only 1,6 m and can therefore work on sea as well as in the flat tidal areas. The ship reaches with its power output of 2 x 375 kW a maximum speed of 11,5 knots. Because of its two Voith Schneider Propellers the ship has a very good manoeuvrability. SCHILLIG is a twin propeller drive. Main drive consist of 2 x MAN engines type D2842 LE 419 with each 375 kW at 1522 rpm as well as two reduction gear boxes of type ZF 3000 combined with two Voith Schneider Propellers of type R16.

On board power supply comes from two onboard gensets of MAN type D2866 LXE with 244 kW at 1500 rpm. The electric driven Schottel bow thruster, type STT 110 FP, provides power of 27 kN. The classification society Germanischer Lloyd stamped the SCHILLIG with class GL + 100 A5 RSA (50) MC+ AUT.

The new bouy laying ship MV SCHILLIG during test trial

Side view of the SCHILLIG

Images / graphs: PPM archive, courtesy of Fassmer Shipyard

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