PropulsionThruster SystemsWell Mounted Azimuth Thrusters

Well Mounted Azimuth Thrusters

Well Mounted Azimuth Thruster Z-Drive
Well Mounted Azimuth Thruster L-Drive

Highest maneuverability

Offering steerable thrust in all directions, ZF Azimuth Thrusters allow unmatched maneuverability for all types of ships in commercial applications. Customized propeller design ensures the highest efficiency. The thruster can be supplied with electric-, diesel- or hydraulic drive system. Typical applications for Well Mounted Azimuth Thrusters can be tugs, offshore supply vessels, passenger or cargo vesels as well as crane pontoons.


  • Application customized and fully integrated propulsion solutions
  • Tailor made well and stem design to suit the hull design
  • Full thrust throughout 360°
  • Compact and solid design
  • Available as L- and Z-Drive
  • Highest reliability
  • Ease of installation and maintenance
  • Possibility to operate the thruster with biodegradable lubrication oil