Ferries are an important part of the infrastructure in many areas of the world. And this is no different on Lake Victoria in East Africa. In order to reliably carry people and supply them with goods, one of the ferries has been fitted with new SCHOTTEL propulsion systems.With an area of nearly 69,000 square metres, Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and a vital resource for around 30 million people who live on its shores. It is not only a source of water and fish but also provides them with transport routes. Every day, almost 40 ferries travel across the lake between Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. One of these ferries is the MV Sengerema. Built in 1985, the vessel transports passengers and cars across the southern part of Lake Victoria seven days a week.After more than 30 years of use, the existing propulsion units reached their end of life. The operator TEMESA, which is responsible for the maintenance of the country’s ferries, had them modernized by the Songoro Marine Transport Boatyard, which chose SCHOTTEL without hesitation: “We have been successfully working with SCHOTTEL for many years and always experience good working relations, reliable propulsion systems and professional contacts who provide us with guidance and support throughout our projects”, explains Major Songoro, General Manager of Songoro Marine.Accordingly, new machinery was installed with two SCHOTTEL RudderPropellers type SRP 90 that could be adapted to the existing vessel structure.