GEAR | Suderman and Young’s newest tugs to be fitted with Schottel propellers, monitoring systems

Photo: Master Boat Builders

Schottel has been awarded a contract from Master Boat Builders of Alabama for the supply of four rudder propellers for two newly built tugs of US-based operator Suderman and Young.

The tugs will also feature Schottel’s IoT gateway and monitoring solution.

The propellers on each tug will be connected to two Caterpillar 3512E 2,213hp (1,650kW) engines to deliver a bollard pull of over 57 tons (52 tonnes).

See more stories from this month’s Tug and Salvage Week here.

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