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10 Nov 2014 22:11 (GMT+1)

Twin fin concept wins major maritime award

Innovative fuel-saving propulsion design earns international recognition

Many of today’s modern offshore vessels use azimuth thrusters as their preferred diesel-electric propulsion system.Azimuth thrusters feature marine propellers in pods which can be rotated to any horizontal angle. This eliminates the need for a rudder and provides greater manoeuvrability compared with a fixed propeller and rudder system.The downside is that azimuth thrusters can make a vessel more vulnerable, especially in tough Arctic seas and weather conditions, as a breakdown to the angle g...
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