Wärtsilä WTT11 tunnel thruster gains LR Type Approval

JUNE 30, 2015 — Wärtsilä’s WTT11 tunnel thruster has successfully passed the final step of the Lloyd’s Register Type Approval process. Type Approval demonstrates that the WTT11 conforms to recognized industry quality

Rolls-Royce marks azimuth thruster milestone

MAY 13, 2015 — At an event in Rauma, Finland, Rolls-Royce this week celebrated the 50 year anniversary of its first azimuth thruster delivery. Rotating through 360 degrees and providing propulsion and

Rolls-Royce delivers 1,000th drillship thruster

MAY 6, 2015 — Rolls-Royce reports that it has just delivered its 1000th UUC underwater mountable thruster. It is the third unit in a series of six being installed on a Seadrill

ABB adds to Azipod line

MARCH 24, 2015 — ABB has expanded its line of Azipod electric propulsion systems. Its new Azipod D thrusters cover the power range from 1.6 MW to 7 MW per unit and

Project aims to create Extreme Value Thruster for arctic

MARCH 18, 2015—Wärtsilä and VTT, the Technical Research Center of Finland, will be the main contributors to a new EUR 7.5 million technology research program aimed at developing propulsion products specifically for

DNV GL approves design of new steerable thruster

OCTOBER 24, 2014 — Classification society DNV-GL has approved the design of the Wärtsilä WST-14 thruster, indicating that the design fully complies with classification rules. This is an exceptional case since the

Wesmar bow thruster picked for Newfoundland ferry upgrade

AUGUST 8, 2014 — Woodinville, WA, headquartered Wesmar (Western Marine Electronics, Inc.), reports that another ferry, the 70 passenger, 20 car MV Norcon Galatea, has installed Wesmar commercial bow thrusters. The 387-ton,

WESMAR bow thruster does the job for Turkish research vessel

MAY 12, 2014 —Woodinville, WA, based WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) reports that a V2-12 commercial bow thruster performing well as part of the propulsion equipment of the 60-ft Turkish research vessel Beluga.

Wärtsilä introduces two new thruster series

OCTOBER 2, 2013 — Wärtsilä has introduced two new series of thrusters. A new Wärtsilä Steerable Thruster series (WST) is being introduced to replace the company’s Modular Thruster and Compact Thruster series,

Wärtsilä opens new workshop in Brazil

FEBRUARY 27, 2013 — Wärtsilä is opening a new services workshop in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, today. It says that the new facilities will strengthen its presence in Brazil and enable