Products for Marine Propulsion Systems

Contra Rotation Azimuth Thruster

Higher efficiency with the Contra Rotation Azimuth Thruster


Full power

From 100 to 997 kilowatts

Low noise

Reduced noise due to lower blade load

Green propulsion

Suited for biodegradable lubrication oil

What can Contra Rotation Azimuth Thruster provide?

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 100-997 kW.



All ZF Azimuth Thrusters are developed and produced in-house and thus, can be customized according to the customer’s wishes.
• Z-drive or L-drive
• Control system ThrusterCommand is integral part of the propulsion system
• Possible Mounting configurations
• Well mounted from top
• Well mounted from bottom
• Weld-in
• Well shape and height can be chosen to best suit the vessel design
• Standard well shapes
• Round
• Rectangular
• Hexagonal
• Drive options
• Diesel engine, using upper gearbox and wet or dry clutch (Z-drive)
• Electric motor, both horizontal (Z-drive) and vertical (L-drive)
• Hydraulic motor (L-drive)
• Steering of the thruster
• Electric or hydraulic steering
• Cooling
• Sea water
• Fresh water
• Propeller
• Counter rotating fixed pitch propellers
• Rope cutters
• Anodes on underwater gearbox to protect the thruster
• Resilient suspension to reduce vibrations
• Suction tube – e.g. oil sampling from under water gearbox of oil flushing system
• Classification by all major classification societies
• Available with Condition Monitoring System

Product Configurator

Here you can find technical information to define the product best suited to your application with the
Marine Product Selection Guide.


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