Tunnel thrusters are considered one of the most effective devices for improving the manoeuvrability and position-keeping ability of a vessel
Tunnel thrusters are particularly useful when manoeuvring in ports, shallow and coastal waters and waterways. The use of tunnel thrusters shorten the time of manoeuvring and reduce costs of towage. Tunnel thrusters are also commonly used in dynamic positioning in offshore, fishing and research operations.
Scana Propulsion offers complete tunnel thruster systems
Standard units or optimised systems to meet individual requirements.
- CPT – Controllable pitch propellers
- FPT – Fixed pitch propellers
- Power : 100 – 3500 kW
- Diameter: 800 – 3250 mm
- Thrust : ~25 – 550 kN*
*The trust will vary with the tunnel length and the design of the tunnel inlets.
Integrated supply consists of:
- Thruster unit
- Tunnel section
- Flexible coupling
- Lubricating mechanism
- Electric motor
- Drive system
- Intermediate shaft between thruster and drive system when applicable
- Scana Remote Control System