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Thrusters - High performance station keeping and manoeuvrability

Station keeping and manoevrability are key requirements for safety and operating for all marine vessels and Wärtsilä thrusters are designed to fit all vessel applications from merchant, offshore and cruise to tugs, fishing vessels and everything in between.  ​

For over 40 years Wärtsilä has been a market leader in delivering high performance thruster solutions that you can count on to ensure your vessel can operate, no questions asked.

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    The world’s largest retractable thrusters

    Performance of the propulsion solutions supplied by the technology group Wärtsilä exceeded the design specification and contributed to the success of the sea trials for the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV).

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    El Coquí and Taíno

    El Coquí and Taíno will be the very first LNG powered, American flagged, container RoRo ships. They will operate between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico on a weekly rotational basis.

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  • Stena Polaris

    Stena Polaris

    The Stena Polaris is a P-MAX tanker owned by Concordia Maritime. The vessel combines transport economy and flexibility with the very highest safety level. The vessel has been built to ice class 1 A specification, which means that it is well equipped to sail in ice-covered waters where broken ice can be up to 0.8 m thick.

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  • Gaschem Nordsee

    Gaschem Nordsee

    Wärtsilä supplied the complete propulsion systems for the Gaschem Nordsee designed for the transportation of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) or (LEG) liquefied ethylene gas.

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  • Stadt Valiant

    The Valiant is a 90 BP escort tug powered by two Wärtsilä 8L26 engines, and is well suited for missions such as offshore terminal assistance and coastal towing.

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  • RRS Discovery

    RRS Discovery

    The Royal Research Ship Discovery is designed to support the multidisciplinary research required for the 21st century. The ship is the fourth vessel to bear the name and continues the tradition of oceanographic research at sea.

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  • Reynaert

    Reynaert

    The Reynaert entered service in 2007. The major part of the pumping power is delivered by the three Wärtsilä 6L26 engines. The ship is also equipped with two Wärtsilä controllable pitch propellers, one Wärtsilä transverse thruster and Wärtsilä propulsion controls.

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  • Nor Valiant

    Nor Valiant

    Delivered in 2008, the 78m ROV / Subsea Vessel Nor Valiant is a highly specialized vessel designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design for a wide range of subsea support work.

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  • Normand Installer

    Normand Installer

    Delivered in 2006, the Offshore Construction Vessel Normand Installer by Wärtsilä Ship Design is equipped with a complete Wärtsilä package.

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Upgrading OSVs to take advantage of wind farm growth

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Innovating to solve problems: The case of the WST-24R retractable thruster

When the coronavirus prevented on-site installation of a Wärtsilä...
Wärtsilä’s new retractable thruster is an improvement across all parameters
19 JUN 2018 Article
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Wärtsilä’s new retractable thruster is an improvement across all parameters

The WST-24R thruster, with its eight-degree tilted propeller shaft...

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