Thrusters have become an essential addition for manoeuvring today’s maritime vessels. To provide thrust in all directions we supply thrusters suitable for Offshore vessels, Navy vessels, Commercial Vessels and Yachts in three different models:

Deck Mounted Thrusters

Deck mounted thrusters are typically used in cases where machinery space inside the hull is not available, or in cases where temporary means of propulsion are required. These thrusters are purpose built to meet customer requirements and come with features such as 360 degrees azimuth function, a tilting function for propeller inspection and a retracting function for optimized thrust at varying draugths.

The thruster drive train can be configured as L-drive or Z-drive with E-Motor, H-Motor or Diesel engine power source. Interfacing systems such as Autopilot and Dynamic Positioning are available as option.  

Retractable thrusters

A thru-hull tunnel thruster which can be retracted into the hull after duty. We can supply electric driven and hydraulic driven retractable thruster from 20kW to 2000kW. The motor travels up and down with the thruster, so the drive line is never disconnected.

Depending on the vessel hull material the thrusters can be supplied in aluminium or in steel construction, depending on vessel hull material. A full plug & play hydraulic driven package consists of a retractable thruster with hydraulic motor, closed system hydraulic power pack with proportional valve control and a main control panel with proportional joystick for stepless control.

Azimuth thrusters

A 360 degrees’ rotatable thruster that is often used for main propulsion. They are available from 60kW to 2300kW. Every configuration can be optimized for vessel speed or for maximum bollard thrust. Azimuth thrusters are available in Z-drive configuration with direct diesel engine drive or in L-drive configuration for electric motor or hydraulic motor drive. The control system comes with an interface for the Auto pilot system. An interface for Dynamic positioning systems is optional.

Azimuth thrusters can replace conventional propulsion and rudder steering systems to perform both the propulsion and steering functions. When enhanced manoeuvrability is required in applications such as dynamic positioning, ship escort and ship docking services.

Tunnel thrusters

A bow thruster or stern thruster mounted in transverse direction of the hull. We can supply electric motor driven, hydraulic motor driven and diesel engine driven tunnel thrusters from 20kW to 2000kW. The tunnel structures can be executed in steel, aluminium and FRP depending on vessel hull material.

A full plug & play electric driven package consists of a tunnel thruster with electro motor, frequency drive with programmed factory settings and a main control panel with proportional joystick for stepless control. Interface for full integration with dynamic positioning systems is optional.