The Schottel Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of propulsion and steering systems for ships and offshore applications. Founded in 1921, the company develops and manufactures azimuth propulsion and maneuvering systems, complete propulsion systems with power ratings of up to 30 MW and steering systems for vessels of all types.
Since the 1950’s, Schottel has propelled inland vessels with Z-drives and individually fitted thruster concepts. The firm’s expertise is well represented by strong pushboats in Brazil, river cruise vessels in Europe and at home on U.S. inland rivers. Schottel now offers even more robust Rudderpropellers thanks to optimized coating processes. The result is maximum corrosion protection due to optimized resistance to abrasion and greater adhesive force in combination with thicker coats of paint. The environment benefits because paints contain lower quantities of volatile organic compounds and are harmless to aquatic organisms. The smooth surface inhibits adhesion of marine organisms, thereby contributing to improved durability and efficiency. If requested, a self-polishing, antifouling final coat can be applied.
Mainzer Straße 99, 56322 Spay
Tel: 49 2628 610
CEO Schottel GmbH: Dr. Christian Strahberger
(As published in the August 2016 MN100 edition of Marine News)