CJR Propulsion has announced the signing of a exclusive distributor agreement with Sea-Tek of Norway, establishing CJR as the sole distributer of Doen Waterjets in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
Sea-Tek supplies high-quality mechanical, electronic, and hydraulic systems for controlling propulsion systems to the marine industry across Europe and holds the global distribution rights to Doen Water Jets. Doen Pacific, a leading designer and manufacturer of waterjet propulsion systems for the past 48 years, is one of only a handful of marine waterjet manufacturers capable of building waterjets to match engines from 100 to 4,000kW, with some 4,000 applications already on the water in more than 30 countries.
Waterjet propulsion offers advantages for high-speed vessels and specialist applications, such as wind farm vessels where lower engine load factors and the ability to push against the turbine are critical.
Waterjets are also well-suited where extra safety, as well as the ability to operate in shallow waters without risk of damage, is required. This is combined with excellent manoeuvrability including an emergency stop system, together with station keeping and dynamic positioning features.
CJR Propulsion will supply the full range of Doen waterjets from its factory in Southampton, enabling it to provide complete propulsion solutions to an even greater range of vessels.
“We have long admired the opportunities that waterjets can bring to projects where specific requirements need to be met. For example, 80 per cent of the wind farm service industry currently uses waterjets, so we felt it was important that we filled this gap in our product offering to ensure that, no matter what the project is, CJR can be relied upon to provide the most appropriate and effective solution available,” said Belinda Russell, CJR Director.
Another satisfied customer
Customer feedback is key to highlighting the genuine difference that CJR is able to make to a vessel’s performance. One recent project with Genoa Pilots required CJR to use its extensive CFD knowledge to design the optimal propulsion package for the Nelson 40, as Stephen Thomas, MD of the Boat Development Co Ltd explains:
“The latest Nelson 40 delivered to Genoa Pilots this May is the most efficient that we have ever built. We optimised the angle of the drive-line and the position of the engines which, combined with the excellent design and execution of the CJR propellers, contributes to fulfilling our aim of constantly improving the breed.”