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Mermaid ICE / HICE podded propulsors

The ice and high ice (HICE) class podded propulsors are designed for heavy duty ice applications and provides excellent hydrodynamic performance.

For the toughest arctic conditions

Mermaid ice-strengthened pods are specifically designed for all vessels that operate in the toughest arctic conditions. Mermaid ICE units are designed to IACS PC4 and provide excellent hydrodynamic performance for open sea voyages for fuel savings in a mixed operating profile. The HICE pods for heavy duty ice applications are designed for ice classes to IACS PC1. Both types are equipped with robust heavy duty induction PWM motors with high torque at low rpm suitable for tough ice milling conditions.


Key features

  • Power range 5 to 18MW
  • Induction PWM motor
  • High torque at low shaft speed for good ice milling capability
  • Stator shrink fitted to pod housing for efficient cooling
  • Stainless steel fixed pitch propeller with bolted blades for simple change out

Technical data

Pod size 185 210 232 250 277
Bollard pull (MW) 4-7 6-11 8-13 10-15 12-18
Shaft speed (rpm) 110-170 105-155 100-147 95-140 90-132
Weight (t) 80-145 70-115 110-155 145-190 250-325
Prop. dia (m) 3.2-4.5 3.7-5.0 4.5-5.65 4.7-6.0 5.2-6.6
Bollard pull thrust (kN) 450-850 950-1200 1000-1500 1200-1650 1300-2050
Open water speed (knots) Up to 20 Up to 20 Up to 20 Up to 20 Up to 20

Mermaid pod HICE chart


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