The combination of high thrust values with compact dimensions provides additional thrust for a wide range of vessels types. In auxiliary applications, transverse thrusters support the mooring or harbour operations of merchant cargo vessels. When applied in Dynamic Positioning systems, transverse thrusters extend the DP capability of, for example, offshore supply vessels.
Wärtsilä transverse thrusters are available in a range from 400 kW to 3550 kW for applications in numerous types of ships, including merchant vessels, offshore support vessels, and offshore construction vessels.
Transverse thrusters, also known as bow thrusters, stern thrusters or tunnel thrusters, provide a side force, or transverse thrust, to support mooring operations or position keeping.
Transverse thrusters are available for auxiliary or AUX usage, which is mostly applicable with merchant vessels to support harbour manoeuvring and mooring operations. Where the transverse thruster is part of a dynamic positioning (DP) system, the rating for DP use applies.