Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has selected SCHOTTEL to supply a range of propulsion systems for its service operations vessel (SOV) Wind of Hope.

The propulsion system of Wind of Hope is powered by four diesel generators, which drive the electric motors of the SCHOTTEL propulsion package.

Two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers type SRP 430 FP, each with an input power of 1,660 kW and a propeller diameter of 2.4 meters, are installed at the stern.

According to the company, two Transverse Thrusters type STT 6 FP, 1,400 kW each, at the bow, and one 880 kW Retractable Rudderpropeller type SRP 260 R FP, will allow for better maneuverability during dynamic positioning.

To remind, LDA placed an order with Salt Ship Design in 2018 for the new wind farm SOV, which is being built at the Cemre Shipyard in Turkey.

Once delivered in 2021, Wind of Hope will service Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK.

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