German supplier will deliver the thrusters to the World’s largest wellboat

Schottel supplies the propulsion system for Frøy Rederi’s new ship.

The shipyard Sefine in Turkey has won the contract for the construction of the largest wellboat in the world. The vessel is designed by Møre Maritime, commissioned by Frøy Rederi, and will have a capacity of 7,500 cubic meters.

The 83.20 meter long and 30.90 meter wide wellboat will be powered by an advanced diesel electric propulsion system. The delivery to Schottel consists of two SRP 460 L CP (1,800 kW) trusters with a 2.60 meter propeller diameter and a STT 4 CP (1,000 kW) tunnel thruster. This combination will help achieve optimal propulsion efficiency and maximum maneuverability, Schottel writes in a press release.

From 2018, the companies Schottel Norway and Frydenbø Schottel Nordic have been merged into Schottel Nordic.

The Schottel Group, headquartered in Spay on the Rhine, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of controllable propulsion systems for use in ships and offshore. Founded in 1921, the company has developed and produced azimuthal propulsion and complete propulsion systems with a nominal power of up to 30 MW for vessels of all sizes and types, for nearly 70 years. Around 100 sales and service locations worldwide bring the company to customers.


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