Schottel has added a new, state-of-the-art shallow water thruster, the Schottel Pump Jet type SPJ 30, to its product line Available in the power class up to 150 kW, the azimuth thruster is suitable for a wide range of different vessel types, including passenger vessels, ferries, work vessels and freighters.
Schottel says the SPJ 30 extends its power range with a highly efficient azimuth thruster that is ideal for retrofits as well as newbuildings,
The compact design of the Pump Jet means that space-saving installation is possible with minimal displacement loss.
The thruster is also extremely versatile: the above-water gearboxes are available as Z and L variants, and diesel engines, electric or hydraulic motors can be used as power sources.
Since the Pump Jet is installed flush with the hull of the vessel, the vessel’s resistance is not increased and the risk of collisions with flotsam is greatly reduced with further protection against damage being provided by the protective grille on the inlet. Even in the event of grounding, the risk of damage is considerably reduced.
The thruster is optionally available with elastic mounting, which further reduces noise levels and vibrations.
The Schottel Pump Jet has proved its worth over many years as a reliable maneuvering system, take-home device and main propulsion unit on a wide range of watercraft. Its power range is from 50 to 3,500 kW. Supplying full thrust at a minimum immersion of 150 to 750 mm (depending on the specific model), it can also be used on vessels with a very shallow draught.
The new SPJ 30 will be available from the end of the year.
The thrust and propulsion efficiency of the Schottel Pump Jet type SPJ 30 have been further enhanced, particularly by means of CFD optimizations.
Thanks to the flush installation in the ship and the flat downstream angle, the Schottel Pump Jet is ideal for applications with shallow drafts