Schottel fits new propulsion systems onboard Temesa’s Sengerema

Schottel fits new propulsion systems onboard Temesa’s Sengerema

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The new propulsion system was fitted onboard Temesa’s ferry, Sengerema, which operates on Lake Victoria, East Africa

German propulsion system manufacturer Schottel has fitted new propulsion systems onboard Temesa’s ferry, Sengerema, which operates on Lake Victoria in East Africa with transport routes between Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

Sengerema, which was built in 1985, was due a propulsion upgrade at Songoro Marine Transport Boatyard, which turned to Schottel for support.

“We have been successfully working with Schottel for many years and always experience good working relations, reliable propulsion systems and professional contacts who provide us with guidance and support throughout our projects,” said Major Songoro, general manager of Songoro Marine.

The vessel has been updated with two Schottel RudderPropellers, type SRP 90.

“Thanks to the customised concept, we were able to keep the effort as low as possible,” said Michael Heibel, team manager of modernisation and conversion at Schottel. “That translated into minimal downtime for the customer. As a result of this solution, the operator not only benefits from an efficient propulsion system right now but also from reliable service in the future.”

Schottel now has more than 60 ferries operating in the African ferry market with its propulsion systems installed.

“The work paid off: not only did we restore a reliable lifeline for the people who live by Lake Victoria, but following on from this project, we were also able to win two contracts for delivering multiple rudder propellers for two new ferries in the region,” said Dirk Wagner, general manager at Schottel Middle East.

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
08 August 2022

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