12 March 2012

ABB Azipods ~ Flexi Propulsion & Steer Controls

Maritime industry supersite gCaptain spots new ABB Azipod video explaining this flexible ship propulsion and steering system. ABB describes it as an...
"...electric propulsion unit where the variable speed electric motor driving the fixed pitch propeller is in a submerged pod outside the ship hull, and the pod can be rotated around its vertical axis to give the propulsion thrust freely to any direction. Thus the ship does not need rudders, stern transversal thrusters or long shaftlines inside the ship hull."

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