SCHOTTEL to Propel Harbor Tug in New Zealand


By The Maritime Executive 2018-03-05 17:22:00

SCHOTTEL has received an order for thrusters for a new harbour tug to be built for Christchurch based Lyttelton Port Company Ltd. (LPC). The port holds the title as the largest port in the South Island of New Zealand.

“Long term partnership counts more than just a one-time sale”

The decision was made for a Robert Allan RApport 2500 design and the vessel will be built by ASL Marine Shipyard Singapore. She will enter operations and take over from LPC’s older tug “Purau”. She will be assisting in the safe and efficient berthing/departure of ships calling Lyttelton Port. In order to fulfil these duties, the tug will be equipped with two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers type SRP460 FP with an input power of 2,240 kW each. “It is a great honor for SCHOTTEL to be part of this project and we are proud that close collaboration with our customers shows that partnership counts more than just a one-time sale”, says Mohamed Ghonem of SCHOTTEL Australia.


The SCHOTTEL Group, with its headquarters in Spay/Rhine, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of propulsion and steering systems for ships and offshore applications. Founded in 1921, the company has been developing and manufacturing azimuth propulsion and manoeuvring systems, complete propulsion systems with power ratings of up to 30 MW, and steering systems for vessels of all sizes and types, for about 65 years. Around 100 sales and service locations worldwide ensure customer proximity.

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