Fincantieri Marine Systems introduces new generation of thrusters
By creating a new state of the art in terms of comfort, reliability, environmental protection and energy efficiency, the Fincantieri Marine Systems Business Unit has introduced an innovative family of tunnel thrusters.
The company also reported that the hydrodynamic optimization results have been verified and approved by a leading maritime classification society, indicating that the Fincantieri thrusters have achieved the lowest levels of vibration and noise available on the market.
With a fuel saving of between 5% and 10%, a new proprietary system of tunnel closure elements ensures a substantial reduction in hull drag and total needed propulsion capacity.
The solution consists of high performance transversal thrust (optimized hydrodynamic flow), mechanical propeller safety (grid assembly) and compactness.
The design approach adopted paid the most attention to the requirements of maintenance, enabling the time of drydock operations to be reduced and floating ship maintenance to be carried out.
The reduced interface ensures that new developments are conveniently arranged and existing tunnels are retrofitted.
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