PropulsionThruster SystemsStern Mounted Azimuth Thruster

Stern Mounted Azimuth Thruster

Stern Mounted Azimuth Thruster

Flexible in use, easy installation at the stern of the vessel

Azimuth Thrusters combine propulsion and steering in one propulsion package. Offering steerable thrust in all directions, ZF Azimuth Thrusters allow unmatched maneuverability for all types of ships in commercial applications. The Azimuth thruster is mounted at the stern of the vessel. The propulsion concept can be found in pusher tugs, work barges, crane pontoons as well as split hopper barges and many more applications. The thruster can be delivered in a performance range of 180 – 1200 kW.


  • Compact and solid design
  • Full thrust throughout 360° steering function
  • Ease of serviceability
  • Ease of installation against the stern of the vessel
  • Thruster can swing out of the water for easy propeller inspection
  • Optional depth adjustment available
  • Possibility to operate the thruster with biodegradable lubrication oil
  • Optional with Condition Monitoring System