ship pod drive / azimuth / electric
Azipod® VI propulsion is a unique azimuthing solution for ice applications in power range 5-17MW. With a built-in high-efficiency AC motor and fixed-pitch propeller mounted directly on the motor shaft, it stands out from other thruster solutions. While mechanical thrusters have complex transmission with gears and shafts, the Azipod propulsion has only electrical cables between the power source and the thruster unit. This makes it possible to build an extremely robust propulsion device with the simplicity, strength and reliability for the most challenging ice conditions, and to any ice class.