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Kort Propulsion now in their 83rd year

Friday, 13th July 2018

“UK based Kort Propulsion” established in 1935 and now in their 83rd year, is pleased to announce this week that they have signed a new contract with Shipbuilding Asia UK.  The new contracts are for a 19m Trawler Fishing Crabber, delivering a full set of Propulsion equipment including Sterngear, Propeller, Kort Tunnel Thrusters and Steering gear from Wills Ridley.  The vessel is scheduled to go into production within 2 months.  Vessel completion will be finished within 10 months.  This is one of many contracts being signed by SBA who are building for several fishing owners in the UK.  The quick delivery and immediate start, high quality shipbuilding standards under Bureau Veritas Class is the key to SBA’s business model with modern, trendsetting, high quality and competitively priced vessels”
Kort Propulsion are proud to announce a contract signing with 2 of the most important shipyards in Romania: ATG Shipyard, located in Giurgiu, in the southern part of the country and Navrom Shipyard, established in 1890 in Galati.

With direct access to the Danube river, ATG Shipyard has a steel manufacturing capacity of approximately 10,000 tons of steel per year.  The new 32m “Semnal” multipurpose boat will be fitted with Doosan engines supplied by Watermota Romania and Kort Sterngear, Propellers and Nozzles.  A KT200 Tunnel Thruster will also be supplied.  Weka will supply Boxcoolers for the new vessel that will be finished in the first quarter of 2019.
Port of CNFR Navrom SA group, Navrom Shipyard have selected Kort Propulsion for a 500TDW Coastal Tanker project being built in Galati.  Navrom SA is one of the most significant inland operators on the Danube, with over 10 million of the most diverse goods being transported: ore, charcoal, cement, limestone, grains, fertilizers, rolled steel, parts and equipment.  The cargo shipping fleet of the Company includes covered and uncovered barges ranging between 1000-3000 tons capacity, 1000-1100 tons crewed barges and 1300 tons tank barges.  For their propulsion and handling C.N.F.R. Navrom S.A. has got pushboats ranging between 800-3500 HP and 400-550 HP tugboats.  Kort will supply the Sterngear, Propellers and Steering for this tanker project which is already in production.

Over the past 10 years Kort Propulsion has built up a good reputation with Romanian Shipyards and developed an exclusive partnership with Watermota Romania and Diesel House.”
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