Sanmar Orders Rolls-Royce’s Steerable Propellers
- Business & Finance
UK-based developer and builder of marine engines Rolls-Royce has signed a contract for the delivery of 12 azimuthing thrusters to Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey, with an option for additional 30 units.
The azimuth thrusters from Rolls-Royce will provide propulsion for 6 tugboats, rising to 21 if the option is exercised. Each tugboat has a bollard pull of 60 to 80 metric tons.
“This year we delivered our 150th thruster to Sanmar and the announcement of this further contract extends our long standing and continued cooperation,” Helge Gjerde, Rolls-Royce, President Commercial – Marine, said.
The contracted thrusters will be delivered during 2016, to be installed on vessels for European and Middle East tug operators. The deliveries from Rolls-Royce include a thruster control system. Thrusters are manufactured at the company’s Rauma site in Finland.