Two tractor pulls as well as one ASD yank presently incomplete at ASL Shipyard, Singapore for Svitzer will certainly be geared up with rudderpropellers from Spay, Germany, based Schottel, the German propulsion professional. All 3 pulls will certainly be released at Mid West Ports, Western Australia, to give risk-free towage as well as emergency situation action solutions.
“We are building on positive experiences with Schottel for over ten years now. With more than 50,000 tug movements a year, our vessels have to be equipped with extremely reliable propulsion systems,” claims Svitzer Australia Managing Director, Nicolaj Noes.
The pulls are developed by Robert Allan with a cost-free running rate of concerning 12 knots. The propulsion system contains 2 Schottel Rudderpropellers kind SRP 460 with 2.6 m repaired pitch props, each driven by a PET CAT 3516 engine with a result of 2,240 kW. In this mix, the pulls will certainly accomplish a bollard pull of as much as 70 tonnes.
Svitzer Australia will certainly bring the brand-new pulls to the port of Geraldton as component of a non-exclusive permit for towage solutions with Mid West Ports.
Gerladton is just one of Australia’s busiest local ports as well as the portal to Western Australia’s Mid West area. The port of Geraldton is a vital solution as well as logistics centre for the local mining, angling, wheat, animals as well as tourist markets.