New Tramarsa Tug Provided with Schottel Propulsion
Schottel has secured a contract with Peruvian tug operator Tramarsa to provide propulsion units for a new escort and harbor tug which is under construction at Chinese Jiangsu Wuxi Shipyard. The new vessel will be equipped with two Schottel Rudderpropellers of type SRP 490 FP and an input power of 2240 kW each, delivering a bollard pull of around 78 tons.
Lima will be the name of the 24.4m long and 11.25m breadth tug that will join two other tugs in Tramarsa’s fleet in Peru. The tugs are operating at the Peruvian port of Callao. The newbuild will be a Ramparts 2400-W series model designed by Canadian Robert Allan with a FiFi 1 fire fighting system. It will be classed by ABS for unrestricted navigation and towage. Lima is planned to be delivered in autumn 2018.
Tramarsa and Schottel have been working together since 2000 when the Peruvian operator ordered its first Rudderpropellers with the RM Kuelap, the first azimuth tug that operated in Peru. Since then, all in all seven vessels have been equipped with Schottel propulsion systems. “We are building on positive experiences with Schottel propulsion for several years now. The thrusters allow our tugs to be more efficient and execute their escort and harbor operations on the highest safety standards”, says William Revilla Valdivia, Ships and Tugs Manager.
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