Schottel supplies propulsion gear for SOV

'Wind of Hope'Louis Dreyfus Armateurs’ ‘Wind of Hope’ vessel will feature Schottel propulsion equipment. Photo: Schottel/ Louis Dreyfus Armateurs

Schottel will supply a range of propulsion systems for Louis Dreyfus Armateurs’ second wind farm service operation vessel (SOV).

Walk-to-work vessel Wind of Hope, the sister vessel of Wind of Change, is currently under construction at Cemre shipyard in Turkey and is due to enter service in 2021, operating under a long-term contract with Ørsted to support the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm off the coast of England.

The propulsion system of the 83m long Salt Ship Design vessel is powered by four diesel generators, which drive the electric motors of the Schottel propulsion package. Two Schottel Rudderpropellers type SRP 430 FP, each with an input power of 1,660kW and a propeller diameter of 2.4m, are installed at the stern.

Two Schottel Transverse Thrusters type STT 6 FP (1,400kW each) at the bow and one Schottel Retractable Rudderpropeller type SRP 260 R FP (880kW) will allow for better manoeuvrability during dynamic positioning of the DP 2-compliant vessel.

Technicians on the Wind of Hope will be safely transferred to the wind turbines by means of a daughter craft in good weather. A dynamic motion compensated gangway will allow for a fast and secure transfer of the personnel in heavy seas.

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