Azimuth thruster
deck-mountedfor bargesZ-drive

azimuth thruster
azimuth thruster
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Application domain
for barges
Other characteristics

Min.: 180 kW (244.7 hp)

Max.: 1,200 kW (1,631.5 hp)


Turnkey containerized propulsion solutions Azimuth Thrusters combine propulsion and steering in one propulsion package. The Deck Mounted Azimuth Thruster with a containerized prime mover can be placed right on the deck of the vessel. The turnkey delivered propulsion unit is designed for barges, ferries, Jack-up vessels and many more applications. The product can be delivered in a performance range of 180-1200 kW. Advantages No in-hull engine room Modular and smart design Decrease in noise due to soundproof enclosure Easy installation or replacement on deck Remote or local control system for easy maneuvering Operation with biodegradable lubrication oil possible Available with Condition Monitoring System Function All ZF Azimuth Thrusters are developed and produced in-house and thus, can be customized according to the customer’s wishes. Z-drive Mounting on deck of the vessel Control system ThrusterCommand is integral part of the propulsion system Stem length can be chosen to suit the vessel design Work lights installed inside the enclosure Complete local controls insight the enclosure for both thruster and engine Cooling Radiator Keel Sea water Drive options Diesel engine Hydraulic motor Propeller Open type fixed pitch propeller Fixed pitch propeller with nozzle GS Nozzle - optimized for speed GT Nozzle - optimized for thrust Optionally with a nozzle grid Depth adjustment of the propeller can be controlled for various water depths Swing out functionality for maintenance of thruster in afloat condition either with external crane or via hydraulic cylinder Line (wire) cutters


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