Thrusters & Propulsors

  • The new order in chemical shipping on the Rhine system.
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    Diesel-Electric Drive For Inland Trade

    2022-06-21T09:32:00Z

    Encapsulating the innovative spirit behind new developments in the European inland shipping fleet, the diesel-electric Type C tanker Synthese 18 was formally named in Rotterdam last week.

  • Brunvoll has introduced a condition-based monitoring solution, BruCon Condition Monitoring, into its product portfolio.
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    Brunvoll adds remote CBM solution to product portfolio

    2022-05-06T10:48:00Z

    Norway-based propulsion specialist Brunvoll has introduced a condition-based monitoring solution, BruCon Condition Monitoring, into its product portfolio.

  • Castoldi has added a larger waterjet to its portfolio, the Turbodrive 600 H.C.T.
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    Castoldi expands offering for offshore and passenger markets

    2022-04-22T09:46:00Z

    Castoldi is extending its product portfolio, introducing a larger version of its waterjet for the high-speed ferry, crew transfer vessel and offshore patrol vessel segments.

  • SCHOTTEL has partnered with Lyon Shipyard to offer maintenance for omnidirectional propellers.
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    SCHOTTEL expands US offshore wind services

    2022-03-24T10:05:00Z

    SCHOTTEL has partnered with Lyon Shipyard in Virginia to support the servicing of vessels in the US’s emerging offshore wind industry.

  • FPT Industrial and Sealence have launched an integrated electric propulsor for the leisure and workboat markets.
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    New hybrid electric jet system offers low-noise propulsion

    2022-01-17T11:30:00Z

    Italian companies FPT Industrial and Sealence have developed a hybrid electric jet propulsion system for the leisure and workboat markets which externally resembles an aviation jet.

  • Havila Kystruten will deploy Havila Capella on a new route along the Norwegian coast between Bergen and Kirkenes
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    New Havila Kystruten cruise vessel to enter service

    2021-12-14T15:11:00Z

    Havila Capella, the latest in a series of battery-hybrid LNG-fuelled cruise ferry newbuildings ordered by Havila Kystruten, will enter service operating along the Norwegian coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. The vessel was delivered on 9 November from Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard. 

  • Wärtsilä will supply a comprehensive package of propulsion machinery for a new asphalt carrier being built at Wuhu Shipyard in China.
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    Wärtsilä wins repeat propulsion package order from Wuhu for asphalt carrier

    2021-10-28T12:01:00Z

    Wuhu Shipyard in China has selected Wärtsilä to provide a comprehensive package of propulsion solutions for a new 11,700cbm asphalt carrier for Canadian operator McAsphalt Marine Transportation. 

  • GE SeaJet TM Podded Propulsion Unit (copyright: 2021 General Electric Company)
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    GE SIMPLIFIES KEY COMPONENTS TO BOOST POD EFFICIENCY AND AVAILABILITY

    2021-04-16T12:21:00Z

    GE Power Conversion claims an increase in fuel efficiency of up to 7% for its SeaJetTM VRK series of electrical podded propulsors through newly updated induction motor technology and system simplifications which also reduce maintenance needs and boost system availability.

  • An Azipod® propulsion unit destined for Wasaline’s new ferry (credit: ABB)
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    Electric propulsion for Wasaline's new ice-class ferry

    2020-09-14T12:14:00Z

    Wasaline”s new ferry, Aurora Botnia, was floated out at Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard on 11 September. The vessel will operate on the world’s northernmost all-year passenger route between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden when it enters service in 2021.

  • Schottel is supplying the propulsion systems for two AHTS for operation in the Caspian Sea Photo: Schottel
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    Schottel to propel Russian AHTS

    2020-09-03T11:13:00Z

    Schottel has been awarded a contract to supply a total of eight propulsion units to the Turkish Atlas Shipyard.

  • The new AG Mcilwain-designed tug features a pair of Veth Z-drives. (Image: Cummins)
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    Veth Z-drives for new North Arm Transport tugs

    2020-08-05T12:05:00Z

    When Canadian fuel distributor North Arm Transportation decided to order a new tug, it opted for a pair of Veth Z-drives.

  • Schottel plans to launch smaller sized variants of its M-series of medium-sized azimuth thrusters (Image: SCHOTTEL)
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    Schottel launches medium-size azimuth thrusters

    2020-07-22T17:01:00Z

    German propulsion specialist Schottel is launching a range of medium-size azimuth thrusters. With the M-series, Schottel expects to meet the different challenges of shifted engine power classes, updated ice class rules and an ever-increasing number of electric or hybrid-driven vessels.

  • The ‘Kryssholm’ is being upgraded by Schottel Photo: Schottel
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    Schottel modernises Norwegian bulk carrier

    2020-07-17T09:48:00Z

    A Norwegian bulk carrier owned by Bio Feeder will soon be able to take on new assignments thanks to a customised upgrade by the Schottel Modernisation and Conversion Team.

  • Brunvoll's new ducted azimuth thruster AUP115 (pictured) is available with a power range of up to 3,500kW. (Image courtesy of Brunvoll)
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    Brunvoll receives thruster order for DP2 shuttle tankers

    2020-07-03T17:18:00Z

    Brunvoll has won a large contract for thrusters from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea. The Norwegian propulsion specialist also noted that it had extended its product portfolio in 2020.

  • SCHOTTEL has launched a new retractable variant of its rim thruster (SRT). (Image courtesy of SCHOTTEL)
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    Schottel launches retractable variants of SRT

    2020-06-23T16:10:00Z

    German propulsion specialist Schottel has launched a retractable variant of its rim thruster (SRT). The solution is available in a retractable (SRT-R) variant, in which no additional flow resistance is generated when withdrawn, as well as an RT variant, in which the unit can be used as a transverse thruster ...

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    Wärtsilä to power zero-emission ferries

    2020-06-19T17:00:00Z

    Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to design and equip two zero-emission battery powered ferries for Norwegian operator Boreal Sjö that will be built at Holland Shipyards in the Netherlands.

  • Voith's new eVSP uses a permanent-magnet synchronous motor as its main drive. (Image courtesy of Voith)
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    Voith launches innovative eVSP solution

    2020-06-17T15:22:00Z

    German propulsion specialist Voith has launched its new electric Voith Schneider Propeller (eVSP) propeller drive. The innovative solution uses a permanent-magnet synchronous motor as its main drive, and represents a significant advance in Voith''s electrification of its drive technologies.

  • The new ‘Olympic Class’ ferry Photo: ABB
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    Zero-emissions Washington state ferry plan

    2020-06-05T15:03:00Z

    ABB has been selected by Vigor Fab as the hybrid-electric propulsion and energy storage system provider for the newest additions to the Washington State Ferry fleet.

  • Brunvoll's thruster portfolio include the thruster nozzle AUP115 (pictured). (Image courtesy of Brunvoll)
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    KNOT order strengthens Brunvoll's position in DPST segment

    2020-06-03T18:01:00Z

    Brunvoll has won a large contract for thrusters from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea.

  • The all-aluminium ‘Nairana’ Photo: Schottel
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    Schottel propels all-aluminium ferry

    2020-05-29T12:59:00Z

    Schottel is to provide propulsion solutions for a new all-aluminium ferry designed by Australian shipbuilder Richardson Device Marine for Sealink Tasmania.