Schottel propels North Carolina ferries

Schottel is providing propulsion for a pair of North Carolina ferries Photo: Schottel Schottel is providing propulsion for a pair of North Carolina ferries Photo: Schottel
Industry Database

Schottel has secured a contract to provide propulsion units for two new vehicle ferries ordered by North Carolina’s Department of Transportation.

The vessels are designed by C. Fly Marine and will be equipped with a total of nine Schottel twin propellers type STP 150 L. Construction is taking place at Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana, United States.

“This project involves close cooperation with Schottel in order to identify highly reliable innovations for sustainable propulsion systems. Schottel's international network and knowledge have made the Schottel offering an ideal solution for us,” said the future owner.

Each of the electrically driven ferries will be equipped with four twin propellers type STP 150 L with a propeller diameter of 1.05m. Schottel’s twin propeller concept increases propulsion efficiency and reduces fuel consumption thanks to its load sharing across the two propellers. Furthermore, the low-loaded propellers lead to reduced noise emissions and pressure pulses, making the system ideal for passenger vessels.

Both ferries will also be equipped with the Schottel condition monitoring system - S-COM SMART -enabling condition-based maintenance, which can lead to significant cost savings compared to conventional maintenance methods.

About 800,000 vehicles and 1.8 million passengers cross the rivers and sounds of Eastern North Carolina each year. The 59m by 14m vessels will replace the smaller Hatteras-class ferries currently in service and are capable of carrying 40 vehicles, seven-person crews, and 300 passengers.

The ferries are scheduled for delivery in 2020.

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

Making hard choices for materials that last the distance

DESMI has gained a solid reputation over the years for selecting exactly the right materials for its... Read more

Leading the way in lube oil pumps

Leading the way in lube oil pumps Read more

Chevron Marine Lubricants to put Global Sulphur Cap and cylinder oil lubrication in the spotlight at Nor-Shipping 2019

Chevron Marine Lubricants will use this edition of the Nor-Shipping international maritime trade sho... Read more

DESMI Ocean Guard wins Frame Agreement for Supply of Ballast Water Management Systems for the Existing Fleet of French Company Sea Tankers

Aalborg, DK, May 7, 2019 – DESMI Ocean Guard A/S is pleased to announce that Sea Tankers have select... Read more

Vickers Oils Site Development

Vickers Oils has opened its 1,700 square metre state-of-the-art R&D laboratory, as well refurbishing... Read more

Gloryholder LGM to supply the LNG bunkering system for Damen 6000m3 Bunkering vessel

Gloryholder has been awarded the contract to design and supply the LNG cargo handling and fuel gas s... Read more

View all