The Azipod mid-range podded gearless propulsion systems covers three frame sizes in the power range from 7.6 MW to 14.5 MW per propeller, and is based on the straightforward, robust and easy to maintain design principles that have seen Azipod propulsion selected across 25 vessel types over close to three decades.
These propulsion systems are equipped with ABB’s fourth generation permanent magnet motors that draw on proven Azipod propulsion technologies and have been refined to further increase power and maximize efficiency.
The mid-power range propulsion units have been designed for low onboard height, which allows placing the Azipod system under the car deck of RoPax vessels, ensuring smooth loading and unloading of vehicles, as well as allowing for maximizing the deck space. The design simplicity of the propulsion system provides increased robustness and reliability, at the same time allowing for ease of maintenance.
In addition to ferry and RoPax vessels, this power range will also be applicable for larger offshore construction vessels, midsize cruise ships and shuttle tankers.