Oceanwide opts for Schottel for its second expedition cruise vessel newbuilding
German propulsion company Schottel has won another order to supply main and auxiliary propulsion units for an Oceanwide newbuilding expedition cruise vessel.
The ’Hondius’ and her newbuilding sister ‘Janssonius’, are claimed to be the world’s first vessels to be built according to Lloyd’s Register’s PC6 class (Polar Class 6 vessels).
‘Janssonius’’ main propulsion system will include a Schottel controllable pitch propeller (CPP) type SCP 109 4-XG (4,260 kW) with a propeller diameter of 3.6 m. The CPP will be ice-strengthened according to Polar Class 6.
A Schottel transverse thruster type STT 1 CP (350 kW) at the bow and another type STT 2 CP (500 kW) at the stern will provide maximum manoeuvrability, the company said..
This propulsion system will be powered by two diesel engines delivering 4,260 kW, enabling a service speed of up to 15 knots. A twin-in single-out gearbox will enable the main propulsion units to achieve propeller speeds of 160 rev/min.
Like the ’Hondius’, ’Janssonius’ will be equipped with a number of systems and features specifically designed for safe, swift, and flexible Polar voyages throughout the Arctic, Antarctica, and the sub-Antarctic.
The vessel will have a protected indoor Zodiac loading area that can also be used for sea-based activities, such as kayaking. Two separate gangways will further facilitate ship-to-shore operations.
‘Janssonius’, named after a Dutch cartographer, will be of 107.6 m in length and have a beam of 17.6 m. The newbuild will be able to accommodate 196 pax in 85 cabins, plus 70 crew members.
The delivery of the new vessel is scheduled for the end of 2021.