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.
- 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
|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|
|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|