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Berg Propulsion Secures BAT Order For Chinese Shipyard

Posted on October 19, 2009

Berg Propulsion has signed a contract with Singaporean oil and gas field support and logistics contractor Teras Offshore to deliver its Berg Azimuth Thruster (BAT) unit consisting of two 2500kW output BAT 730 units, as well as two BTT 519 tunnel thrusters. This is the first order to involve installation by a Chinese yard.

"Having already secured orders covering a survey vessel rebuilt in Sweden, and a smaller offshore vessel to be built in Dubai, we now have moved on to the larger end of the BAT capacity scale with this order for Teras," said Berg Propulsion sales director for Asia, Aloysius Hendricks. The BAT 730 unit worked with propellers of up to 3 meters in diameter and is now available in power ranges of up to 3200 kW.

Aimed at the tugboat, workboat and specialized vessel sectors, the BAT can be delivered in both CP and FP propeller versions. Available in L-Drive and Z-Drive versions, it is suitable for either electric motor or diesel engine drives and work with either an electric or a hydraulic turning mechanism.

Berg Propulsion Singapore Production Facilities will deliver all units in August 2010 to CCCC Bomesc Marine Industry Co., Ltd in Tianjim, China, for installation on board a 13000 dwt deck cargo vessel, to work in combination with electric motors.

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