Crossing Lake Victoria with SCHOTTEL

Crossing Lake Victoria with SCHOTTEL

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Revealed
Aug 2, 2022 5:03 PM by

The Maritime Government

[By: SCHOTTEL]


Ferries are an essential a part of the infrastructure in lots of areas of the world. And that is no totally different on Lake Victoria in East Africa. With a view to reliably carry individuals and provide them with items, one of many ferries has been fitted with new SCHOTTEL propulsion programs.


With an space of almost 69,000 sq. metres, Lake Victoria is the most important lake in Africa—and an important useful resource for round 30 million individuals who stay on its shores. It isn’t solely a supply of water and fish but additionally offers them with transport routes. 

Day-after-day, virtually 40 ferries journey throughout the lake between Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. One in all these ferries is the MV Sengerema. In-built 1985, the vessel transports passengers and vehicles throughout the southern a part of Lake Victoria seven days per week. 


Dependable Partnership

After greater than 30 years of use, the present propulsion items reached their finish of life. The operator TEMESA, which is accountable for the upkeep of the nation’s ferries, had them modernized by the Songoro Marine Transport Boatyard, which selected SCHOTTEL with out hesitation: “We have now been efficiently working with SCHOTTEL for a few years and at all times expertise good working relations, dependable propulsion programs {and professional} contacts who present us with steerage and assist all through our initiatives”, explains Main Songoro, Common Supervisor of Songoro Marine. 


Lifelong Help

Accordingly, new equipment was put in with two SCHOTTEL RudderPropellers sort SRP 90 that might be tailored to the present vessel construction. Michael Heibel, Workforce Supervisor Modernization & Conversion at SCHOTTEL feedback: “Because of the custom-made idea, we have been capable of maintain the trouble as little as attainable. That translated into minimal downtime for the shopper. Because of this resolution, the operator not solely advantages from an environment friendly propulsion system proper now but additionally from dependable service sooner or later.”


Chief within the African ferry market

SCHOTTEL has at all times been a pacesetter within the African ferry market. Greater than 60 ferries with the German propulsion programs are in operation on the continent as an entire. Dirk Wagner, Common Supervisor SCHOTTEL Center East and accountable for gross sales and repair within the English-speaking international locations of Africa, is especially happy that this place might lately be additional improved by way of the modernization of the MV Sengerema: “The work paid off: not solely did we restore a dependable lifeline for the individuals who stay by Lake Victoria, however following on from this mission, we have been additionally capable of win two contracts for delivering a number of rudder propellers for 2 new ferries within the area.”

 

The services herein described on this press launch will not be endorsed by The Maritime Government.

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