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New HYDROMASTER High Speed Azimuth thruster revealed at EUROPORT

Tuesday, 5th October 2021

Hydromaster Propulsion, a manufacturer of Azimuth thrusters based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, recently released a new product which is a revolutionary development in the field of Azimuth Propulsion Units for High Speed vessels. Hydromaster designed and developed their High Speed Azimuth thruster targeting commercial vessels operating in a speed range beyond 20 knots. The thruster features a hydrodynamically optimized underwater thruster body making it possible to enter speeds up to 30 knots and combines high propeller efficiencies with outstanding maneuverability due to its full 360˚ steering abilities. Designed and built in compliance with the rules of all major classification societies makes it a highly durable thruster suitable for commercial applications with a typical lifetime in excess of 30.000 hours at full continuous duty. 

HYDROMASTER will showcase one of their Series D thrusters on their booth at the EUROPORT show in Rotterdam next month in November. The unit, featuring a 350 kW electric PM motor mounted on top, is an L-drive type thruster built for one of the six new 23 knots design Commuter Ferries being built by DAMEN for ‘Blue Amigo’, and are due to commence operation between Centre of Rotterdam and Dordrecht in 2022. 

HYDROMASTER stand no. is 4212 in Hal 4 of the EUROPORT.
 

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