Fleet of New Schottel-propelled Tugs for Med Marine Completed
With the new tug MED XXIX, which was recently put into service, Turkey-based Med Marine’s new fleet of six Schottel-propelled vessels is now complete. The ASD-type tugs are designed for harbour and terminal operations as well as for coastal towing.
The main propulsion for the RAmparts 2300-MM consists of a pair of Caterpillar CAT 3512C engines, each rated with 1,380bkW at 1,600rpm, and each driving a Schottel SRP 340 azimuthing stern drive unit with fixed-pitch propellers of 2,100mm diameter enabling a free sailing speed of 12 knots. A diesel-driven fire-fighting (FiFi) pump for the tugs’ FiFi E system is mounted on one of the main engine.
Med Marine relies on SCHOTTEL propulsion
“As can be seen throughout the fleet, the reliable Schottel Rudder propellers have proven to be suitable for many applications, as they come in a robust design and offer easy handling for manoeuvring. That is why we rely on Schottel for propulsion,” says Muhammet Gökhan, Business Development Manager at Med Marine.
The principal characteristics of the SRP derive from the combination of propulsion and azimuth steering. There is consequently no need for a rudder, and the engine power is optimally converted into thrust. The 360 degrees rotation of the Rudder propeller means that the full input power is available for manoeuvring.
Robert Allan design exclusively for Med Marine
RAmparts 2300-MM is an exclusive Robert Allan design for Med Marine. Each of the six vessels has alength of 23.00m, abeam of 10.90m and a draught of 4.40m. The six vessels were designed and constructed to satisfy all applicable RINA Register rules and regulations.