Island Venture manoeuvres with SCHOTTEL thrusters
The Norwegian Ulstein Verft shipyard has now commissioned an offshore construction vessel, the Island Venture, which sets new standards in terms of multifunctionality. SCHOTTEL supplied three powerful SCHOTTEL Combi Drives of type SCD 710 (formerly SCD 3040) in the Rudderpropeller version with an input power of 3,300 kW each. They give the vessel, which is 160 m long, 30 m wide and designed to allow a change in use, increased manoeuvrability for a wide range of different applications.
Preparations for change in use
The Island Venture was the product of a European joint venture with building work carried out at two different locations. While the stern was produced at the Crist shipyard in Poland, the bow was built at Ulstein in Norway, where both parts were also assembled. The vessel is designed for operation as an offshore construction vessel with multifunctional applications. Its equipment includes a 400 t crane for deep-sea drilling operations down to a depth of 4,000 m, a 140 t crane with 3,000 m cable capacity and three moon pools. Preparations have already been made to enable a subsequent changeover to passenger and cargo operations, including special measures for use as a module carrier.
Image: SCHOTTEL Combi Drives give increased manoeuvrability for a wide range of different applications.
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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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