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Maritime Propulsion

September 22, 2022

Steerprop, Med Marine Ink Deal for New "T Propulsion" Units

The Robert Allan design RAscal 2100-Z & RAscal 2100-TS series are Med Marine’s 21m ASD & 21m conventional tugboat series with maximum 50 tons of bollard pull. Image courtesy Steerprop/Med Marine

Steerprop signed a contract with Turkish Med Marine shipyard to deliver the propulsion units for two RAscal 2100 harbour tugs designed by Robert Allan. The contract is the first for the new Steerprop T product line.

The growth of global trade and marine transport has brought about larger vessels and a need of more powerful and manoeuvrable tugs, with increased bollard pull for ship assistance and harbor operations. Steerprop developed the Steerprop T azimuth propulsion product line as a robust and hydrodynamically efficient propulsors, able to adapt to changing configurations and versatile operations with mechanical, hybrid or electrical prime movers.

”The Steerprop T design features improved flexibility, increased modularization and scalability, while maximizing the bollard pull per engine’s power input,” said Donato Agostinelli, Sales Manager at Steerprop.

The four SP 175 T propulsion units have 1.80 m propellers in nozzles and provide the power of 1080 kW per unit to deliver 35 TBP. The delivery is scheduled for January 2023.

L to R: Mete Tarihmen – Nemomarin, Ertuğrul Çetin - Med Marine and Donato Agostinelli – Steerprop. Image courtesy Steerprop/Med Marine