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The Permanent Magnet Azimuth thruster is a new addition to the Kongsberg Maritime family of thrusters, building on a completely new approach to thruster design and motor integration. The AZ-PM meets operational requirements with focus on performance and reliability.

The azimuth PM thruster is the latest environmentally friendly thruster from Kongsberg Maritime. The highly efficient PM motor, with no requirement for an internal cooling system and no lubrication pumps results in a highly energy efficient thruster. The thruster is approved for EAL (Environmentally Approved Lubricant) and the lubrication oil volume in the thruster is reduced by more than 50% compared to other azimuth thrusters.


AZ-PM is suitable for applications requiring high thrust and up to 16 knot transit speed. Other applications will be investigated on request.

Technical data

AZ-PM 1900 AZ-PM 2600
Power (kW) 500 - 1100 1100 - 2600
Thruster (kN) 191kN at 0knot 440kN at 0knot
RPM 252 200
Propeller diameter (mm) 1900 2600
Propeller type Monobloc/FP Monobloc/FP
Direction of rotation CW/CCW CW/CCW
Drive AFE or 12-pulse drive AFE or 12-pulse drive
  • Approximate values, provided for information only. Actual thrust may vary for given applications.
  • De-rating may be required on 12-pulse drive installations.
  • All data is subject to change without prior notice.

• Compact design

• Permanent Magnet motor

• Steering machine

  • • Compact design

  • • Permanent Magnet motor

  • • Steering machine

  • Compact design
  • High energy efficiency
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Low maintenance requirements
The AZ-PM consist of:
Underwater unit:
  • Permanent Magnet motor
  • Monobloc fixed pitch propeller
Inboard unit:
  • Steering machine
  • Slip ring unit