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SCHOTTEL EcoPeller sets standards as a highly efficient thruster

By BCShippingNews 27 September 2015
Meets emission, safety and environmental standards...

Ship owners are facing big challenges to meet new international emission, safety and environmental regulations. Expanding environmental zones, minimized operating costs and pollution emissions as well as crew comfort play an important role here. At the same time technical aspects like a high overall efficiency, course keeping stability and precise positioning in the DP mode are significantly influencing the future of the shipping industry.

SCHOTTEL is meeting these developments with a highly efficient thruster optimized for open sea and coastal operating conditions: the SCHOTTEL EcoPeller (SRE).

The new SRE combines proven SCHOTTEL quality and technology with the latest, hydrodynamic insights from CFD simulations and model tests. As a result, the new EcoPeller offers top value for the overall efficiency and course keeping stability of the ship and thus enables future owners to achieve lower fuel consumption – not to mention low operating costs and low emissions.

The SRE is based on the SCHOTTEL SCD design principle: a vertical electric motor integrated into the Rudderpropeller. This eliminates the upper of the two angle gears as well as any necessary shaft lines. On board, the EcoPeller offers unbeatable comfort thanks to extremely low vibration and low noise levels.

Besides a plant-side, ready-for-installation assembly with a highly efficient electric motor from SCHOTTEL, the EcoPeller will optionally be available with additional electric motors according to customer needs

The EcoPeller will be available in mid-2016 in a variety of sizes for power ratings between 1,000 kW and approx. 5,000 kW, each as FP and CP variants.


The SCHOTTEL Group, with its headquarters in Spay/Rhine, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of propulsion and steering systems for ships and offshore applications. Founded in 1921, the company has been developing and manufacturing azimuth propulsion and manoeuvring systems, complete propulsion systems with power ratings of up to 30 MW, and steering systems for vessels of all sizes and types, for about 60 years. Around 100 sales and service locations worldwide ensure customer proximity.