Germany’s Schottel has won a contract to supply rudderpropellers and transverse thrusters for eleven two-hold cargo vessels, currently under construction at Russia’s Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard.
The 141m-long ships will each have two SRP 340 FP rudderpropellers delivering 1,200 kW and one STT 170 FP thruster with an output of 230 kW.
Two diesel engines will provide the main propulsion power on each of the multipurpose vessels. They will be deployed in regional dry cargo trades and inland waterways including the Volga and Don rivers, the Mediterranean, Caspian and Black Seas.
Designed by the Russian firm Marine Engineering Bureau, the vessels have a capacity of 11,200m3, a 7,745 deadweight on a draught of 4.5m at sea, and a 5,112 deadweight on a river draught of 3.6m. A high block coefficient will provide a good balance of speed, load capacity and propulsive power, Schottel said.