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Retractable Azimuth Thruster

Retractable Azimuth Thruster
Retractable Azimuth Thruster

High maneuverability and station-keeping capability

The Retractable Azimuth Thruster operates in full azimuth mode when deployed as part of an auxiliary propulsion system to increase the vessel’s station-keeping capabilities. A tunnel can be incorporated in the design of the outer well so that the thruster can be used as bow thruster as well. Typical applications for the propulsion system are OSV, research vessels, jack-up, stand-by and rescue vessels. The thruster is designed with a performance range 200-2000 kW.


  • Highest reliability
  • Ease of installation and maintenance
  • Highest maneuverability
  • Reduction in fuel consumption
  • Improved station keeping of the vessel
  • Function:
    • Retracted: usable as tunnel thruster
    • Deployed: operated in full azimuth mode
  • Operation with biodegradable lubrication oil possible
  • Available with Condition Monitoring System