A unique permanent magnet propulsion motor with integrated pitch and thrust mechanism for CPP applications
Thorque™ is available in single screw and twin screw configurations.
- High efficiency
- Compact design
- Reduced emissions
- Robust construction
Thorque™ is also available in fixed pitch configurations.
Thorque™ is patent protected.
Thorque™ is the most efficient motor for converting electric power into propulsion power, either the power comes from a power storage or an electric power production unit.
Thorque™ is the ideal propulsion system for vessels with a wide and varied range in propulsion power. Thorque™ keeps high efficiency in the entire speed range, which results in huge differences in efficiency in lower speed compared to electric systems with gearbox and asynchronous electric motors.
The difference is visualised in the diagram with reference to the below coloured illustrations.
Thorque™ with VFD
Asynchronous Motor + Mechanical Gear + VFD
In vessels with electric power generated from diesel fuel oil, the efficiency of the Thorque™ allows for reduced fuel oil consumptions and thereby reduced emissions to air. Thorque™ propulsion system meets requirements for Clean Design and Green shipping.
High power density
The high torque/power density in Thorque™ allows for a compact configuration with great arrangement flexibility and better utilisation of the vessel. The high power density enables an immense reaction force and acceleration from zero rpm.
Thorque™ is a new concept in a combination of well-known and proven technologies carefully selected from the permanent magnet (PM) motor and gearbox industries.
Reliable conventional CP propeller and shaft line directly connected to the Thorque™ with integrated thrust and pitch mechanisms – makes this a unique propulsion system.
Each Thorque™ is designed to meet the requirements of the specific vessel with regard to power/rpm and class society regulations. Thorque™ is normally designed for a lifetime of 30 years.
The MS Multi Green of FSV Group is the first vessel in operation with a Thorque™ and CP Propulsion system.