Schottel control upgrade offers 1998-built ASD pull brand-new lease on life


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Schottel GmbH has actually effectively executed a control upgrade on the seagoing and also nurture pull Wulf 9, outfitted with azimuth thrusters from an additional vendor

NOVEMBER 28, 2018– Schottel GmbH has actually effectively executed a control upgrade on a 1988-built pull outfitted with azimuth thrusters from an additional vendor. Instead of changing the whole propulsion system (consisting of technicians and also hydraulics), just the out-of-date controls were exchanged out.

The Wulf 9, constructed at Norwegian shipbuilder Båtservice Verft A/S in 1988, is just one of 5 pulls in the Otto Wulf GmbH & & Co KG fleet. With a bollard pull of 54 lots, the 33.3 m long and also 10.0 m large pull uses a wide variety of solutions– such as harbor and also deepsea towage, salvage, tugboat and also pontoon chartering along with sea transport of hefty products.

However, in order to follow the most recent course needs, the proprietor was compelled to improve the 30-year-old ASD tugboat. Since the called for extra components were out-of-date, a choice needed to be discovered.

“Instead of offering intensive and expensive complete rebuilds, Schottel proved convincing with a customized solution,” claims proprietorAndreas Wulf “In addition to the comparatively low conversion costs and the short downtime, it was above all the cooperative partnership and the regional proximity between our location and the Schottel production site in Northern Germany that proved decisive. Within two weeks, the lifecycle of the vessel’s electric components was extended by up to twenty years – always safe in the knowledge that Schottel, as an OEM, is able to equip the Wulf 9 for the next decades.”

The Schottel option guarantees that it will certainly be feasible usage the Wulf 9 dependably in future. As substitute of the out-of-date electronic devices might be executed by a regional electronic devices business, it was feasible to considerably lower expenses. Thanks to the reduced cost for setup, the conversion time and also hence the downtime might be considerably reduced. Another significant benefit is the lasting accessibility of extra components, which Schottel guarantees for the coming years– hence minimizing the off-hire danger considerably.

Along with the brand-new control devices, the pull was likewise offered brand-new driving settings. These settings make it possible for the pull proprietor to enhance the vessel’s procedure. This permits procedures to be carried out much more successfully and also pleasantly.

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