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SCHOTTEL supplies 72 propulsion systems for Kazakh module carriers

Vard order has now been extended

Having already secured the contract in early summer to fit 15 Vard design 9 21 module carriers, propulsion specialist SCHOTTEL has now also received a follow-up order to fit three further Vard design 9 28 vessels with 12 main and auxiliary units.
For the Norwegian Vard Group, who are building the first-mentioned 15 vessels for Topaz Energy and Marine, UAE, and the later three for KMTF, the National Maritime Republic of Kazakhstan, it was SCHOTTEL’s experience and service in the Caspian Sea that made all the difference.

Many years of expertise in the Caspian Sea
In these waters, that are clogged with mud, fishing nets and fishing lines, as well as being extremely shallow in places, SCHOTTEL can look back on many years of experience with its service-proven sealing systems and product variants in other customer fleets. A further argument that also carried weight with the operator was SCHOTTEL’s on-site service, enabling downtime to be kept as short as possible.

18 carriers for transporting factory modules
A total of 36 special variant SRP 340 Rudderpropellers (formerly SRP 1012) were ordered as the main propulsion units for all 18 carriers. Along with them, 30 STT 1 CP transverse thrusters are being used as well as six SPJ 132 Pump Jets as an additional manoeuvring aid in the three wider vessels. The delivery period is scheduled for the twelve months leading up to the end of 2017.

 - VARD 9 21 - Module Carrier Vessel for Topaz Energy and Marine
 - VARD 9 28 - 3 Module Carrier Vessels for KMTF


Please see SCHOTTEL GmbH company electronic office

Christine Graeff, Head of Marketing & PR

Phone: +49 26 28 / 61-487
Fax:   +49 26 28 / 61-5404

Christina Teuert, Marketing & PR
Phone: +49 26 28 / 61-404

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 60 years. Around 100 sales and service locations worldwide ensure customer proximity.

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