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Contra Rotation Azimuth Thruster

Contra Rotation Azimuth Thruster

Higher efficiency with the Contra Rotation Azimuth Thruster

ZF Azimuth Thrusters allow unmatched maneuverability for all types of ships in commercial applications. The Contra Rotation Azimuth Thruster is a rudder propeller with contra rotating propellers. The lower blade load leads to reduction in noise and vibrations and ensures high sailing comfort. The thruster can be found in high performance applications as river going passenger vessels. The thruster is designed with a performance range of 150-770 kW.


  • Higher efficiency with same propeller diameter
  • Same efficiency with reduced propeller diameter
  • Full thrust throughout 360˚
  • Improved sailing comfort
  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Compact and solid design though ZF ease-off gear concept
  • Beneficial for shallow-draught applications
  • Reduced noise due to lower blade load
  • Possibility to operate the thruster with biodegradable lubrication oil
  • Available with Condition Monitoring System

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