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Azimuth thrusters

Rolls-Royce is a global leader in the supply of azimuth

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thrusters. In an azimuth thruster the propeller rotates 360°
around the vertical axis so the unit provides propulsion,
steering and positioning thrust for superior manoeuvrability.
Designs have been developed for propulsion and dynamic
positioning in response to market requirements. As a result
there is a design available to suit virtually any application.
Simple and robust construction provides high operational
reliability together with simple maintenance for low through
life costs. Units can be supplied for diesel or electric drive
together with a remote control system.
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azimuth thruster range Fixed mounted thrusters
The Rolls-Royce US range comprises standard
Z-drive units with input powers from 250 – 3,700kW
US type Azipull to deliver a bollard pull for tug applications ranging
Powers: Powers:
from 11 to over 120 tonnes. Modular design allows
250 - 3700kW 900 - 5000 kW the configuration, mounting type and size to be
closely matched to user requirements. They are
available with contra-rotating propellers for high
propulsive efficiency with shallow draft or FP/CP
propellers, open or ducted, with diameters to suit
the vessel application

Mounting options
Weld in spider: The thruster is mounted in two stages: upper assembly
with the hull fitting is raised/lowered into position and welded in place.
The underwater assembly is then bolted to the thruster.
Weld in basic: The upper assembly is welded into the hull. The
Contaz Underwater propeller unit is then bolted to the upper section.
Mountable Bolt-in, top mounted: The casing plate is welded into the hull. The
Powers:
2200 - 3700kW
UUC type complete thruster unit is lowered onto the casing flange and bolted
Powers: into position.
3000 - 6500kW

Technical data
thruster Max Input Input speed Weight (t) Bollard pull Prop. Dia
type Power (kW) (rpm) two units (t) (mm)
US 55-P4 330 1500 - 2100 1.9 11 1050
US 105-P6 480 1500 - 1800 3.6 17 1300

US 105-P9 725 1000 - 1800 6 24 - 25 1500


1600

US 155-P12 904 - 1065 750 - 2000 9.5 - 11 29 - 35 1600


1800
Retractable Swing-up/ US 155-P14 445 - 1280 750 - 2000 11.5 - 12.5 37 - 42 1800
UL type Combi 2000
US 205-P18 1500 750 - 1800 18 51 2200
Powers:

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440 - 3800kW Powers: 2300
US 20 1920 750 - 1800 19 - 20 61 - 63 2400
736 - 2000kW

US 25 2470 750 - 1800 29 - 30 79 - 82 2600


2800

US 35 2790 750 - 1800 36 - 37.5 88 - 92 + 2800


3000

US 305-P40 3050 - 3200 750 - 1600 41 - 43 98 - 106 + 3000


3200

US 355 3700 720 - 1200 54 - 56 120 - 125 3200


3500

For performance predictions please contact rolls-royce.

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Contaz® thrusters azipull thrusters
The Contaz® azimuth thruster range with contra-rotating propellers The Rolls-Royce Azipull is a low drag, high efficiency pulling thruster that
provide high propulsive efficiency and reduced vibration with shallow provides both steering and propulsion. It combines the advantage of
draught. Efficiency gains can be in the region of 10 – 15 per cent over the pulling propeller with the flexibility of using almost any type of drive
conventional azimuth thrusters. The aft propeller regains some of to suit specific vessel requirements. Azipull thrusters are designed for
the energy losses in the stream as well as significant rotational losses, continuous service speeds up to 24 knots, while maintaining excellent
therefore there is a lower installed power requirement that can release manoeuvrability. They offer high hydrodynamic and fuel efficiency
space on board and lowers fuel consumption. Contaz units have a with low noise and vibration levels. A substantial rudder area delivers
range of stem lengths and are ideal for passenger/car ferries and vessels excellent course stability. Azipull units also allow the aft end of the hull
operating in regions or rivers with draught restrictions. to be optimised for minimum resistance and simplified construction.

Model variations Model variations


• Each unit custom designed to • All Azipull units are available
suit the vessel with CP or FP propellers and
• Select from a wide range of can be delivered with remote
stem lengths control systems.
• Reduction ratios optimised for
application

Technical data Technical data


thruster Max Input Input speed Dry wt* (t) Max Prop. Dia thruster type Power MCR Input speed Dry wt Prop. Dia
type Power (kW) (rpm) (mm) (kW) (rpm) (kg) (mm)

CONtAZ 15 2200 750 - 1200 3.2 3200 AZP085 900 - 1600 1200 - 2000 13000 1900 - 2300

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CONtAZ 25 3000 750 - 1200 5 3700 AZP100 1400 - 2500 720 - 1800 31000 2300 - 2800

CONtAZ 35 3700 750 - 1200 7.3 4200 AZP120 1800 - 3500 720 - 1200 45000 2800 - 3300
*dry weight at shortest stem length
AZP150 3000 - 5000 600 - 1000 85000 3300 - 4200
All data subject to change without prior notice
All data subject to change without prior notice

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underwater mountable retractable thrusters
thrusters The retractable range uses components from the
Rolls-Royce standard azimuth thruster range and
A robust, heavy-duty L-drive azimuth thruster specifically designed provides fast hydraulic lifting and lowering of the
for extended and reliable DP operation on offshore rigs and drillships. unit, enabling it to retract into the hull when not
Compact construction affords advantages for mounting at the shipyard in use, reducing the vessel’s drag. The UL models
and during maintenance. UUC models have two ways of connecting are designed for horizontal drive with automatic
the lifting wires for underwater removal and mounting. From inside the drive shaft disconnection system. ULE models are
ship to the thruster flange or externally to the lifting lugs on the thruster designed for vertical drive. Both are available with
flange. Fixed and controllable pitch propeller options are available with CP or FP propellers.
closed loop hydraulics.
The lifting and lowering is activated by a push
Mounting options button on the bridge. Unlocking/locking in
• USE models for position and the engagement of the drive shaft
installation in dry coupling is automatic.
conditions,
mounting direct to the Drive shaft arrangement
hull or a container A complete assembly with a solid shaft including
• USL models with bearings and a remote controlled clutch and a
bottom well and flexible coupling for prime mover.
foundation for vertical
drive motor. Wet Technical data uL
mounting from the top thruster Max Input Input speed Dry wt Prop. type Prop. dia
through a wet casing type Power (kW) (rpm) (t) (mm)
UL 601 440 1500 - 1800 6 FP 1300
Technical data UL 901 660 1000 - 1800 12 FP 1600
UL1201 880 750 - 1800 16.5 FP / cP 1800
thruster type MCR Input Speed Prop. Dia (mm)
(kW) (rpm) UL 1401 1200 750 - 1800 24 FP / cP 2000

3000 UL 2001 1500 750 - 1800 27.5 FP / cP 2300


UUC 305 3200 720 UL 255 2200 900 - 1800 47 FP / cP 2800
3200
UL 305 3000 750 - 1600 66 FP 3000
3800 720
UL 355 3700 720 - 1200 97 FP 3500
UUC 355 3500
4000 750 All data subject to change without prior notice

4600 720 Technical data uLe

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UUC 405 3800
4800 750
thruster Max Input Input speed Dry wt Prop. type Prop. dia
type Power (kW) (rpm) (t) (mm)
5200 720
UUC 445 4100 ULE 1201 880 1000 21 FP 1800
5500 750
ULE 2001 1500 720 - 1800 32 FP / cP 2300
4200 ULE 255 2200 720 - 750 43 FP 2800
UUC505 6500 600
4500 UL 355 3700 720 - 1200 97 FP 3500

All data subject to change without prior notice All data subject to change without prior notice

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Swing-up/Combi thrusters Swing-up thrusters
tCNS/tCNC range - In the lowered tCNS/C range – These units can be
position these thrusters act as azimuth rapidly swung down and incorporate an
thrusters, vectoring thrust in any desired improved nozzle design with the thruster
direction for propulsion or station keeping. lower section angled 5° downwards
when fully deployed. This offset directs
When raised it swings-up into a garage the propeller slipstream to limit the
so that nothing extends below the ships Coanda effect, which can reduce effective
baseline. Combi units swing- up into a thrust. The angle of tilt can be manually
specially shaped recess in the hull so it can increased by 3.5° to obtain the best
function as a tunnel thruster in the raised thruster performance match to
position, and as an azimuth thruster when the hull.
lowered. They also function well as a ‘get
you home’ emergency propulsor. Units are supplied complete with a
small hull module carrying all the lifting,
Options locking, steering and transmission
• Available in powers from 880 to 3,000kW systems. This weld-in module has a
• Suitable for electric or diesel drive small footprint and can be trimmed by
• FP or CP propellers the yard to suit the installation. The yard
provides the rest of the garage so it can
be designed to match the hull lines.

Features
• High bollard pull
• Integral hull mounting module
• CP or FP propellers

Technical data
Unit type Max. Input Weight (kg) Main dimensions (mm)
power speed
(kW) (rpm) thruster w/ + Hull A B C D
steering gear Module Width Length Prop dia. Stem Length

tCNS/tCNC 73/50 -180

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880 1800 9500 10000 2529 2050 1894 2500

tCNS/tCNC 92/62 -220 2000 1800 17000 17000 2810 2856 2228 3127

tCNS/tCNC 120/85 -280* 3000 720 - 750 45000 50000 4238 3575 2800 4000

tCNS/C 075 1000 1500 - 2000 11100 16200 2670 2235 1700 5655**

tCNS/C 100 2000 1500 - 1800 19400 29100 2900 2807 2200 4246**

* delivery upon special request


** From top of hull module

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Propellers
Rolls-Royce is a world leader in propeller design and supplies

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controllable pitch propellers, fixed pitch propellers, and the
innovative adjustable bolted propeller. Unlike other propulsor
designers we have our own hydrodynamics research centre,
equipped with two cavitation tunnels. In over 40 years of
operation the centre has tested around 1,400 propellers and
waterjet pumps to perfect and prove the design. Rolls-Royce
propellers deliver good fuel economy, low vibration and noise
levels and minimal cavitation.

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Oil distribution systems
Controllable pitch propellers Kamewa CP propellers are available with three types of oil control
system, to match most vessel requirements.
A wide range of hub sizes is available for powers from around 500kW
up to 75MW for both four and five bladed propellers.

The Kamewa CP-A controllable pitch hub is an evolution of XF5 system,


System D-F: the oil Reduction gearbox
renowned for its high reliability and blade bearing arrangement designed
distribution box is
to avoid peak pressures and cavitation. Compared to its predecessor, the mounted on the forward
CP-A offers a 20 per cent improved power-to-weight ratio, a significant end of the reduction
increase in efficiency and a blade foot with decreased exposure to gearbox. Additional
intermediate shafts can
cavitation. Propellers can be supplied with four or five blades of high skew OD box in front of gear
be arranged between
or moderate skew type, conventional or nozzle design. The propeller is the propeller shaft and
also available as full feathering. the gearbox.

the cP-A hub is designed


for improved efficiency,
strength and cavitation
properties.

System D-M: A separate


shaft carries the oil
distribution box, and
additional intermediate
shafts can be arranged
between the propeller OD box in shaftline
shaft and the od
box shaft.

computational fluid dynamics (cFd)


and cavitation tank testing were
used to refine the contours of the
propeller hub and blade roots for
optimum performance.

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Key features: System I: oil distribution
integrated within the
• Two main hub types are avaliable: drag when not driving reduction gearbox, also
'standard' for speeds below 30 • Bronze or stainless steel blades part of rolls-royce Oil distribution
knots and 'H' for speeds above and hub can be specified supply. integrated in
30 knots • Open water, nozzle, and reduction gear
• The CP-A hub offers normal pitch ice-class options
control and can be supplied with • Full US Mil-Spec shock versions
full blade feathering for reduced are avaliable

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Fixed pitch propellers adjustable bolted propellers
Propeller designs are matched to the vessel's hull and its operating The adjustable bolted propeller (ABP) allows the most efficient blade
profile. The characteristics of our Bird Johnson and Kamewa range of matching for optimum efficiency while simplifying installation. It uses a
propellers are good fuel economy, low vibration/noise levels and no hollow hub with four, five or six blades bolted to it from the inside. The
harmful cavitation. special bolts used to attach the blades require only simple hand tools.
Slotted holes in the hub allow the blade pitch angle to be adjusted in
service to compensate for variations in hull resistance through life. The
propellers overall weight is reduced for easier shipment, handling and
mounting. Individual blades can be replaced without drydocking.

Key features:
• Spare propeller not needed • Hollow hub reduces weight and
Monobloc FPPs are • Stainless steel or NiAl-bronze extends bearing life
supplied with four, blades • Blade change possible without
five and six blades. • Slotted holes for step-less blade drydocking using simple hand
pitch adjustment tools
• Four to six blades

rolls-royce provides a complete package


• Custom designed for the vessel
• Monobloc and fixed bolted propellers of moderate or high-skew designs
for both open and nozzle applications
• Shafting with stern tube, bearing, seals etc
• SKF Propeller sleeve mounting, if required
• Full shaft calculations, including whirling and alignment
• Performance guarantees Blades are attached with
special bolts using only
• Promas optimised 5 Blade ABP. hand tools.

SKF propeller sleeve mounting


Propellers can be supplied with the SKF

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propeller sleeve. It is a keyless high-grade
steel sleeve with a cylindrical exterior
and tapered interior that simplifies
propeller removal and mounting. It offers
considerable cost savings in terms of
downtime, maintenance and repairs,
and allows full interchangeability with a
spare propeller. The SKF propeller sleeve the SKF propeller sleeve
also speeds up the installation process, simplifies propeller
eliminating match making or gauges. removal and installation.

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Waterjets
The Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjet range is the broadest in the
business. Manufactured in aluminium and stainless steel, they are
available in powers from 50kW to above 36MW. Using the latest
design techniques unit size, weight and life-cycle costs have been
reduced. The waterjet has many advantages over the propeller
for high speed vessels. They provide higher speeds with the same
power, or substantially lower fuel consumption at a constant
speed and lower power.

At constant rpm, a Rolls-Royce waterjet absorbs approximately the


same power regardless of the ship’s speed. The engine cannot be

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overloaded, which means less engine stress and longer service
life. Waterjets produce less noise and vibration than propellers.
At speeds over 20 knots it can be by as much as 50 per cent. No
reversing gearbox is required and craft can stop in a few lengths,
turn on the spot and even manoeuvre sideways.
courtesy of Austal

Interceptor trim tabs are used to achieve the optimum trim and
list angle when operating and help the vessel achieve the best
possible speed and comfort. A compact system is available for FF
and A3 aluminum waterjets.
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Waterjet range FF-series
The Kamewa FF-series waterjets are manufactured from strong,
corrosion resistant materials. Impeller, shaft and steering/reversing
rods are made of stainless steel and all other components are
aluminium for maximum strength and lightweight. Seagrade
FF-series aluminium is used to manufacture the inlet duct, so it can be directly
Medium and small-sized welded into the hull when required. The pump is a single-stage axial
aluminium waterjets with flow design, providing a high volume flow with good pulling thrust
axial flow technology, with at lower speeds. Waterjets in the FF-series do not normally require a
aluminium inlet duct/hydraulics. reduction gear.
Powers:
260 - 2000kW All FF-series waterjets can be supplied as a booster unit without
steering and reversing gear. The new FF jet models incorporate
improvements to pumps, reversing buckets and steering nozzles
and deliver the best size/weight-ratio in their class.

Kamewa A3-series
Medium-sized waterjets with
stainless steel mixed flow pump
technology with aluminium
inlet duct/hydraulics.
Powers:
450 - 2600kW Technical data
Waterjet Dimensions (mm) Power Weight (kg)
size (kW)*
A B C F G Dry wt. EW**
Kamewa S3-series FF-240 410 574 855 885 400 260 124 25
Medium and large stainless FF-270 430 541 1060 816 551 370 155 28
steel waterjets with mixed flow
technology and optimised inlet FF-310 520 651 1203 1065 626 500 242 40
duct design for a high degree of FF-340 650 700 1070 1107 676 530 270 52
customisation.
FF-37 750 724 1660 911 1144 585 380 138
Powers:
800 - 41000kW FF-41 860 803 1943 1049 1338 735 485 170

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FF-45 880 846 1827 1114 1081 885 520 209

FF-500 950 970 2200 1333 1525 1100 840 350


Key features: FF-550 1100 1045 2400 1265 1963 1390 960 395
• Best propulsive efficiency on the market
FF-600 1150 1150 2800 1552 1863 1800 1325 495
• Superior manoeuvrability at all speeds
• Low noise and vibration levels FF-67 1280 1287 3220 1592 1920 2000 1545 703
• Engineered for low life cycle costs
*classification power. Higher sprint powers can be confirmed case by case
** Entrained water inside transom
All data subject to change without prior notice

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a3-series
All Kamewa A3-series waterjets are supplied with an integrated and
high performance aluminium inlet duct, with the hydraulic valve
block and pipework mounted on it for simple and cost effective
installation. The compact reversing bucket is one of the most
efficient available, and delivers around 70 per cent of forward thrust
for quick stopping. A new stainless steel steering nozzle minimises
hydrodynamic losses and noise levels while providing superior
speed in turns. The A3-series offers seven different water outlet
nozzle diameters to provide a balance to the waterjet speed, and
five different impeller blade pitch angles for fine adjustment of the
rpm for optimum performance.
Recommended maximum displacement for planing hulls over 30 knots
250
F G A
208

200 Single installation

Twin installation
Displacement [t]

154
Triple installation
150 138

115 E
103
100 86 C
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69 B
58
50 51
44
50 38
33 38
28 25 29
20 19 22
14 13 17
7 9

0 25 28 32 36 40 45 50 56 63
A3-series Waterjet size [cm]

Technical data
Waterjet Dimensions (mm) Max. power Weight (kg)
(kW)*
A B C E F G Dry wt. EW**

A3-25 600 600 1200 266 1038 577 450 247 40

A3-28 672 672 1344 297 1132 686 570 346 57

A3-32 736 746 1911 320 1036 1187 750 450 119

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A3-36 796 836 2134 360 1166 1284 950 575 170

A3-40 850 912 2370 400 1275 1472 1320 780 233

A3-45 940 1005 2703 450 1433 1637 1670 1080 323

A3-50 1050 1120 2980 500 1591 1809 2060 1440 435

A3-56 1150 1234 3330 560 1773 2017 2580 1900 616

A3-63 1290 1450 3750 630 1995 2270 2600 2360 880

* classification power. Higher sprint powers can be confirmed case by case


** Entrained water inside transom All data subject to change without prior notice

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S3-series
The Kamewa S3-series waterjets are developed for the most
demanding applications. S3 and A3-series waterjets are fitted
with the market's highest performance mixed flow pump,
developed at our own hydrodyamic research centre. The Kamewa
S3-series is fully customized for each project in order to achieve
optimised performance. A screen-based CanBus system is used
for operating the vessel.

Key features: B
• Highest pump performance on the market D
• Stainless steel for maximum corrosion and wear resistance E
• Impeller, nozzle and inlet duct designs optimised to meet each
application's performance demands A

Technical data
Waterjet Dimensions (mm) Power range Weight (kg)
(kW)*
A B D (typical) E (typical) Steerable Booster EW**

S3-45 410 1318 2450 100 800 - 1790 725 453 577

S3-50 500 1455 2110 100 1000 - 2580 1004 600 750

S3-56 550 1630 2310 100 1200 - 3440 1385 865 1040

S3-63 600 1782 2510 100 1400 - 4300 1882 1172 1490

S3-71 650 2005 2600 100 1500 - 5100 2550 1596 2130

S3-80 700 2269 2800 100 1800 - 6500 3565 2180 3050

S3-90 800 2527 3180 100 2000 - 8500 4820 2940 4340

S3-100 900 2785 3560 100 2500 - 10000 6090 3700 5950

S3-112 1000 3119 3910 100 4000 - 12500 8360 5240 8370

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S3-125 1100 3487 4020 100 5000 - 16000 11720 7460 11630

S3-140 1232 3906 4503 100 6000 - 20000 16210 10360 16341

S3-160 1400 4462 5180 100 7000 - 26000 23670 10550 24400

S3-180 1600 5020 5770 100 8000 - 33000 33100 12650 34740

S3-200 1760 5580 6432 100 10000 - 41000 44720 28840 47633

* depending on speed and operating profile. For performance predictions please contact rolls-royce
** Entrained water inside transom All data subject to change without prior notice

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S3-series size selection
For most applications an S3 unit one size smaller than previously Alternatively, retaining an S3 waterjet of the same size will
specified will give the same performance, giving a 25 per cent offer a higher top speed or less installed power and lower fuel
reduction in the total unit weight plus entrained water, and a transom consumption for the same speed, or a larger payload.
flange diameter 12 per cent smaller.

Kamewa Waterjet Propulsion Kamewa Waterjet Propulsion


Size 45-112 S3 Size 80-200 S3
300 800

12000BkW

112
700 200

250

180
10000BkW 600
100
160 22
00
0B
200 kW
20
Ship resistance per jet

Ship resistance per jet


500 00
0B
Net thrust (kN)

Net thrust (kN)


8000BkW 140 kW
90
18
0 00
Bk
W
125 16
150 400 0 00
Bk
W
80 6000BkW 140
112 0 0B
kW
120
300 0 0B
71 5000BkW 100 kW

100 100
90 0 0B
4000BkW kW
63
3000BkW 800
200 0Bk
2000BkW 600 W
56 80
0Bk
1500BkW W
50 4000
BkW
50
1000BkW
100 20 0 0
45 BkW

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0 0
20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60
Ship speed (knots) Ship speed (knots)

*This table are for preliminary size selection only, in order to get an understanding of weight and size. For *This table are for preliminary size selection only, in order to get an understanding of weight and size. For
performance predictions for your specific vessel, please contact Rolls-Royce. performance predictions for your specific vessel, please contact Rolls-Royce.

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tunnel thrusters

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The tunnel thruster is designed to provide side force to the ship
to enhance manoeuvring capability in port or additional station
keeping power when dynamic positioning. Versions specified
should be matched to the vessel application. All are available
with CP or FP propellers, and for ships requiring maximum
passenger comfort, we have the ‘Super Silent’ range. A system
normally consists of the thruster unit with tunnel, hydraulic
equipment, remote control and electric drive motor with starter.
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Tunnel thrusters
Users can select from eleven diameters and four different models, in Key features:
each size designed to suit a specific application. • Available with FP or CP
• AUX: Standard type for auxiliary use only propellers
• ICE: High ice-class with stainless steel propeller blades • Skewed blades for
• DPN: Continuous DP service - shallower draught vessels efficiency/ low noise
• DPD: Continuous DP service - deeper draught vessels • Heavy duty propeller for
DP units
Units comprise standard tunnel, • Shaft seal pressure control
propeller unit, hydraulic system with drain connection in DP
and remote control thrusters B

• Mechanical locked bearings


in DP thrusters
Technical data A D

Main dimensions (mm) Weight (kg)* Motor input Propeller tip speed Maximum Power (kW)
(rpm) (rpm) (m/s)
D A B AUX/ ICE/ EIectric motor Diesel
(Dia) (Length) (Shaft AUD DPN/
length) DPD AUX ICE/DPN/ DPN/DPD AUX ICE/DPN/ DPN/DPD
DPD DPD
1100 1370 867 1150 1150
1465 - 1775 465 - 556 27 - 32 330 - 390 300 - 350 300 - 350 290 - 340 260 - 310 260 - 310
FP* 1223 867 1150 1150
1300 1540 1024 2000 2000
1470 - 1760 390 - 532 27 - 32 495 - 595 445 - 535 445 - 535 435 - 520 390 - 475 260 - 310
FP 1360 1024 2000 2000
1650 1850 1332 3550 3700
1180 - 1770 312 - 416 27 - 36 750 - 950 700 - 780 700 - 810 650 - 760 600 - 685 650 - 710
FP 1572 1332 3440 3440
1850 2000 1487 4600 4600
980 - 1480 250 - 374 24 - 36 900 - 1050 800 - 950 850 - 950 800 - 930 700 - 840 700 - 840
FP 1780 1487 4400 4400
2000 2100 1620 6100 6400
980 - 1480 245 - 335 26 - 35 1030 - 1295 925 - 1165 1205 - 950 905 - 1140 815 - 1025 700 - 840
FP 1830 1620 5900 5900
2200 2300 1805 8100 8500
980 - 1480 228 - 304 26 - 35 1240 - 1510 1115 - 1365 1180 - 1440 1090 - 1325 980 - 1190 1055 - 845
FP 1978 1805 7800 7800
2400 2550 1940 10500 10900
980 - 1480 211 - 286 27 - 36 1580 - 1910 1420 - 1720 1420 - 1710 1390 - 1680 1250 - 1510 1245 - 1510
FP 2263 1940 10000 10000

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2650 2800 2143 14050 14300
880 - 1190 194 - 262 27 - 36 2150 - 2400 1935 - 2160 2205 - 1980 1892 - 2110 1700 - 2000 1935 - 1735
FP 2483 2143 13300 13300
2800 2950 2253 16350 16500
880 - 980 199 - 222 27 - 33 2380 - 2650 2140 - 2385 2385 - 2140 2090 - 2330 1880 - 2095 2095 - 1880
FP 2617 2253 15500 15500
3000 3200 2451 20450 20750
710 - 980 165 - 228 27 - 36 2510 - 3350 2260 - 2700 2260 - 2700 2210 - 2640 1990 - 2370 1990 - 2380
FP 2834 2451 19500 19500
3300 3450 2710 27250 27500
710 - 880 149 - 212 27 - 37 3100 - 3700 2790 - 3300 2790 - 3330 2730 - 3250 2450 - 2930 2450 - 2930
FP 3069 2710 26300 26300
* Fixed pitch propeller
**includes std tunnel, propeller unit,hydraulic system and remote control

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Super Silent type permanent magnet
The Super Silent (SS) tunnel The Permanent magnet tunnel thruster
thruster has a modified hydraulic (TT-PM) is the latest tunnel thruster design
power pack for low noise. It from Rolls-Royce and has been engineered
has double walls through the with reliability and through life costs as the
full tunnel length and a flexibly focus. Using permanent magnet motor
mounted inner tunnel. technology increases efficiency and makes
the installation more compact, only the
Key features: variable frequency drive unit is housed
• Reduced tip speed in the thruster room, freeing up space
• Noise reduction of up to 10 dB on board. It also simplifies maintenance
compared to standard design as the patented mount means units
• Reduction of up to 25 dB can can be removed and replaced without
be reached in combination drydocking. PM thrusters are currently available in two sizes with powers
with floating floors and other of 1,000 and 1,600 kW. These thrusters have been developed for the
measures by shipbuilder most demanding applications such as DP.

Key features:
• Efficient and space saving PM technology
• Fast response times to full power
• Rugged design with high reliability
• Equal thrust in both directions
• Patented resilient mounting system reduces noise and vibration,
simplifies tunnel fabrication and removal/installation
• Oil filled stator for superior cooling and protection
Technical data • Robust centre shaft carries all propeller loads
thruster type Dia. Motor Propeller Max power
(mm) (rpm) output (rpm) (kW)

tt1850 SS 1850 1180 290 800

tt2000 SS 2000 1180 245 925


tt-PM thrusters are resiliently mounted in the tunnel to minimise noise and vibration.
Installation and removal can be carried out without drydocking the vessel.
tt2200 SS 2200 1180 276 1355

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tt2200 SS 2200 1180 243 1050 Technical data
thruster Dimensions Weight Performance Hull
tt2400 SS 2400 1180 257 1720 type (mm) (kg) mount
Prop. tunnel thruster Connection total dry Power Max Prop.
tt2400 SS 2400 1180 228 1350 Dia Dia Dia & mounts weight MCR thrust type
(kW) (kN)
All data subject to change without prior notice
tt PM 1600 2180 7250 1957 11730 1000 146 Mono 8 x rubber
1600 FP bushings

tt PM 2000 2600 12217 2540 18318 1600 229 Mono 8 x rubber


2000 FP bushings

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Promas
Promas offers increased propulsive efficiency and improved
manoeuvrability by adapting the propeller and rudder into
one propulsive unit. It is suitable for conventional single and
twin screw ships.

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Each installation comprises a twisted full spade rudder with a
Costa bulb that is smoothly connected to the propeller by a
hubcap, and a propeller design adapted to the rudder.

A well designed twist adapts the rudder to the rotation of


the propeller slipstream and reduces the angle of attack on
the rudder’s leading edge. This gives a more efficient rudder
profile with lower drag and better recovery of rotational
energy from the propeller slipstream.
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propulsive efficiency improved
promas In general, the Promas efficiency gain is in the region of 3 – 8 per
cent for single screw, and 2 – 6 per cent for twin screw vessels. A
good rudder design with optimised profile shape, positioning of the
rudder in the slipstream and skeg design can increase the propulsive
efficiency by an additional 2 per cent. Comparison tests between a
conventional propeller-rudder system and Promas are shown in the
graphs below.

relative power delivered vs. Ship speed - Single screw vessel


Promas + nozzle Promas 2%
conventional
Promas integrates the propeller, a hubcap, rudder bulb and the rudder 0%
itself into a single hydrodynamic efficient unit. -2%

∆Pd[%]
-4%
A tapered hubcap fitted to the propeller hub leads the waterflow onto
a bulb which forms part of the spade rudder. The rudder has a twisted -6%
Promas
leading edge, optimized for the flow from the propeller, which converts to -8%
into additional forward thrust some of the swirl energy in the slipstreams
that is normally lost. -10%

-12%
The result is an increase in propulsive efficiency of up to 8 per cent 10 12 14 16 18
depending on the application, leading to reduced fuel consumption and Ship Speed (kn)
emissions. Large steering forces can also be developed.

Promas has been developed using the latest CFD technologies. As The rudder area, profile shape and position are identical for the
the risk of hub vortex cavitation is removed., the radial distribution of conventional and Promas cases in the graphs below. So the increase
hydrodynamic loads on the propeller blades can be modified, reducing tip in efficiency shown is the pure effect of the bulb, hubcap, rudder
loading and helping to limit the intensity of blade pressure pulses (up to 25 twist and adapted propeller design.
per cent) and associated noise and vibration.

promas + nozzle relative power delivered vs. Ship speed - Twin screw vessel
Developed specifically for offshore vessels. A new nozzle, propeller,
2%
hubcap, bulb and rudder profile combine to maximise free-running conventional
efficiency and improve bollard pull, typically by 5 – 8 per cent. Water flow 0%
leaving the nozzle passes over the special profile rudder to provide high -2%

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steering forces yet minimum drag.
∆Pd[%]

-4%

Key features: -6%


Promas
• Propeller and rudder designed as a single system for optimum efficiency
-8%
• Propulsive efficiency increased by 3 – 8 per cent
• Improved low speed manoeuvrability -10%
• Improved possibility for low pressure pulse/low noise propeller design -12%
• Almost as easy to install as a conventional propeller-rudder system 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
• Nozzle option can reduce fuel consumption in transit by 15 – 20 per cent Ship Speed (kn)
• Simple and robust with short payback time
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improved manoeuvring at low speed
At low speed manoeuvring ie. harbour manoeuvring, a maximum promas Lite
side force and a maximum rudder drag is important. The graph below
shows the non-dimensional lift against rudder angle for a single
screw vessel.

rudder lift vs. rudder angle - bollard pull


(equivalent to low speed manoeuvring)
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0.6

0.5
Promas Lite is a version of the successful Promas system that can be
easily fitted to vessels already in service. The installation is simple with
only three areas of modification:
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• Welding a prefabricated bulb in position on the existing rudder
• Bolting the hubcap to the propeller hub
• Fitting of a new propeller or reblading the original one
c2[-]

0.3 Improving propulsive efficiency is key to reducing fuel burn and


emissions. Promas Lite installations on vessels operating significantly
off their original design speed should provide an efficiency
improvement in the region of 5 – 15 per cent. Recent installations
0.2 on twin screw cruise vessels have demonstrated efficiency
improvements within these guidelines giving a payback period of well
under two years. The improvement it delivers in propulsive efficiency
means that engine loads are reduced, which also helps to lower wear
0.1
and tear on the engine.

Key features:
0.0 • Reduced fuel consumption of • Short payback time
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 between 5 – 15 per cent • Simple and quick installation

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rudder angle (deg) • Lower exhaust emissions (7 – 10 days)

Before installation. After installation.

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Podded propulsors
MermaidTM pods have steadily evolved over the last decade.
The range offers five fame sizes from 1,850mm to 2,770mm
motor stator diameter, with five powers from 5 to 27MW.
Advances in design have increased the power density, which
means for a given power the pod diameter can be reduced

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allowing a more streamlined form for the underwater unit for
improved efficiency. Both induction and syncronous motors
are offered. For ice-going vessels induction motors are
normally specified due to their good torque characteristics at
low speed. Rolls-Royce and GE Energy Conversion combine
their resources and expertise on the electrical, mechanical
and hydrodynamic elements of the design. The application
of Mermaid pods is not restricted to passenger vessels or ice
going ships. Underwater mountable units are available for
rigs, and Mermaid pods are also powering naval vessels.
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podded propulsors
Mermaid™ pods offer flexibility in vessel design and machinery layout.
They combine the functions of a propulsion motor, main propeller,
rudder and stern thruster in a single unit. The integrated electric motor
drives the shaft, saving space on board and eliminates the need for
a gearbox.

The propeller is a fixed pitch high skew design for low noise and vibration.
It can be supplied as a monobloc or with separately bolted blades, that can
be simply changed in the event of damage. All seals are environmentally
friendly, with no oil release in the event of a failure.

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Key features:
• Powers from 5 to 27MW • Environmentally friendly sealing
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• Synchronous motor with arrangement
brushless excitation, or • Remote controlled brake and
induction motor locking unit 3
• Excellent manoeuvring • Pulling azimuth unit for maximum
capability propulsive efficiency.
• Flexible machinery arrangement
with simpler machinery
installation
• High efficiency with low noise
and vibration 4

Technical data
Standard Power Power Shaft Weight Prop. dia. Speed
Mermaid Synchronous Induction speed (t) (m) (knots)
sizes motor (MW) motor (rpm)
(MW)

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185 6 - 11 6 - 10.5 110 - 210 70 - 115 3.6 - 5.4
Main components
210 8 - 16 8 - 13.5 105 - 195 110 - 155 4.1 - 5.9 1. Cooling cubicle: Mounted on the 3. Pod seating: custom built for each
steering unit and contains the fans, hull. Is delivered fairly early to the
232 11 - 20 9 - 17 100 - 180 145 - 190 4.5 - 6.4 up to 24 coolers and air drying equipment. yard and becomes an integral part of
the hull.
250 13 - 23 11 - 20 95 - 170 185 - 220 4.9 - 6.9 2. Steering unit: the steering
machinery is mounted in the pod 4. Pod unit: rotates 360°, +/- 35° in
277 15 - 27 13.5 - 23.5 90 - 160 230 - 270 5.4 - 8.0 seat and contains the slewing transit. Equipped with slip rings
bearing, steering gear wheel and and fluid distribution swivel inside
steering motors. these can be either steering unit.
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Mermaid™ iCe and hiCe
Mermaid ice-strengthened pods are specifically designed for all vessels Key features:
that operate in the toughest arctic conditions. Mermaid ICE units are • Power range 5 to 18MW • Stainless steel fixed pitch
designed to IACS PC4 and provide excellent hydrodynamic performance • Induction PWM motor propeller with bolted blades for
for open sea voyages for fuel savings in a mixed operating profile. HICE • High torque at low shaft speed simple change out
pods (illustrated below) for heavy duty ice applications are designed for for good ice milling capability
ice classes to IACS PC1. Both types are equipped with robust heavy duty • Stator shrink fitted to pod
induction PWM motors with high torque at low rpm suitable for tough housing for efficient cooling
ice milling conditions.

2000

1800 12-18 MW

1600
10-15 MW
1400

Bollard pull thrust (kN)


8-13 MW
1200

1000

800 5-11 MW

600

400

200

0
0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000 16000 18000
Shaft Power (kW)
HIcE pods are designed for heavy
duty applications.
210 232 250 277

Technical data
Pod size Bollard pull Shaft speed Weight Prop. dia Bollard pull thrust (kN) Open water speed (knots)

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(MW) (rpm) (t) (m)

210 5 - 11 105 - 155 70 - 115 3.7 - 5.0 600 - 1200

232 8 - 13 100 - 147 110 - 155 4.5 - 5.65 1000 - 1500


14 - 19
250 10 - 15 95 - 140 145 - 190 4.9 - 6.0 1200 - 1650

277 12 - 18 90 - 132 250 - 325 5.4 - 6.5 1300 - 2000

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Mermaid™ puSh
The Mermaid pushing pods are designed for low speed, high load Key features:
and high bollard pull applications. Fitted with a hydrodynamically • Power range 4 to 11MW • Underwater mountable option
optimised nozzle for maximum efficiency, they enable offshore • Induction or Synchronous motor for most hull designs
operators to utilise the full benefits of space saving electrical pod • Excellent performance for • Choice of fixed pitch monobloc
propulsion. applications requiring high or bolted propeller
thrust and reliability

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1600

1400

Bollard pull thrust (kN)


7-11 MW
1200

1000

4-7.5 MW
800

600

400
0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000
Shaft Power (kW)

185 210

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Technical data
Pod size Bollard pull Shaft speed Weight Prop. dia Bollard pull thrust Speed
(MW) (rpm) (t) (m) (kN) (knots)

185 4-8 110 - 180 70 - 125 2.7 - 4.1 750 - 1150


up to 16
210 7 - 11 105 - 150 110 - 170 3.6 - 4.8 1200 - 1550

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