Azimuth thrusters are for main propulsion
of displacement vessels. They are available from 75 to 10,750
HP (55kW to 8.0MW) to replace conventional propulsion and rudder
steering systems to perform both the propulsion and steering
Azimuth thrusters are used when enhanced
maneuverability is required in applications such as dynamic positioning,
ship escort and ship docking services.
Azimuth thrusters are available in Z-drive
configuration with direct diesel engine drive or in L-drive configuration
for electric or hydraulic drive from overhead.
Azimuth mechanical, electric, or hydraulic
Other types of thrusters