Podded azimuth propulsors
We offer podded azimuth propulsion systems optimised for specific operations
Our electrical podded azimuth propulsion systems, type Mermaid has steadily evolved over the last decade. The range offers five fame sizes from 1,850mm to 2,770mm motor stator diameter, with five powers from 5 to 27MW. Advances in design have increased the power density, which means for a given power the pod diameter can be reduced allowing a more streamlined form for the underwater unit for improved efficiency. Both induction and synchronous motors are offered. For ice-going vessels induction motors are normally specified due to their good torque characteristics at low speed. The application of Mermaid pods is not restricted to passenger vessels or ice going ships. Underwater mountable units are available for rigs, and Mermaid pods are also powering naval vessels.