Clements Engineering has built a strong relationship with Egyptian marine propulsion specialist Mapso over the last few years. An initial enquiry 4 years ago has led to a long standing association with multiple sterngear boat sets being supplied on a regular basis.
As a further commitment to the customer, Clements Managing Director, Paul Williams and Sales Manager, Michael Major visited the Mapso site to oversee the installation of the latest batch of sterngear supplied. The order was complete sterngear sets for 12 identical 24m single screw fishing vessels.
Mapso was established in 1976 following the Suez Canal re-opening in 1975 and since that time they have supplied complete propulsion systems for many of the tugs, ferries, pilot vessels and floating cranes used by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA). They remain a key supplier to SCA and are involved in the New Suez Canal project in progress.
Mapso have a busy order book currently, and it is expected that there will be more sets of sterngear in the coming months. For these identical fishing vessels the propellers being supplied are 57”, 4 bladed Hyperform propellers, fitted to 120mm diameter shafts made from F51 duplex. This order was particularly time critical, with all 12 sets of gear being manufactured within 7 weeks, and half of the order was completed within 5 weeks of receiving the order.
The team at Mapso were very happy that Clements Engineering had attended to oversee the installation and are pleased with the performance of the products supplied to date. Clements Engineering are looking forward to continuing to build on the relationship in the future.
Since the visit by Clements, two vessels have successfully completed their sea trials and achieved 11 knots of speed, which the client is very pleased with.