Marine bow thruster is one kind of the tunnel thruster, as well as an manoeuvring device installed at the bow of a vessel.
Fountom is design and manufactures different types of bow thrusters for shipbuilders, it's smooth ans strong thrust helps the vessel to be more safe, time and fuel efficient while docking or sailing through narrow waters.
Main Specification And Scope of Fountom Bow Thrusters
Fountom can offer you reliable performanced bow thrusters in following scope and competitive price,
- Thruster Diameter: 550~3000mm;
- Thruster Power: 75kw~2500kw;
- Propeller Type: fixed pitch, or controllable pitch;
- Propeller Blade Number: 4 blades;
- Structure Type: L-drive, or Z-drive;
- DP System Support: optional;
- Power Source: electric powered, hydraulic powered, or diesel engine powered.
- Shipping Class: ABS, BV, CCS, DNV-GL, RINA, NK, KR;
- Vessel Types: container vessels, tankers, bulk carriers, dry cargo vessels, passenger ship, rig platform, etc.
Standout Features Of Fountom Electric Powered Thruster
Hydrodynamic is the key technology of marine thruster. With an advanced computational fluid dynamics software to complete emulation calculation and use advanced pool testing method to precisely measure the hydrodynamic performance of blade and underwater mechanism, which greatly improve the propeller efficiency and reduce noise and vibration of the thruster.
The Optimized combination of diameter-rotate speed of propeller can improve propulsion efficiency, in the same thrust force Fountom makes the whole thruste unit smaller in diameter to improve the ratio of utilization of cabin.
Superior Thrust Force, Less Noise And Vibration
By Employing thicker duct plate, developing higher propeller area ratio, that allows the thruster to move in less noise and vibration. Strong and durable driving shaft and seal are adopted for longer operation.
Easy Installation and Periodical Inspection
Underwater structure are optimized so that it have rational construction, which convenient for maintenance and repairing, On the periodical inspection, the thruster is durable, almost no need to change major parts except seals.
Assured Crucial Parts Selection
Gear and bearing have high strength and long longevity, and dipped into oil to got better lubrication and cooling effect, which improving the reliability of TP. Excellent tail shaft sealing that can meet the strict requirements on anti-pollution law of sea and ocean environment.
The DP (Dynamic Positioning) System Support
Thrusters supplied by Fountom can work with the DP (Dynamic Positioning) system.
DP system is an advanced propulsion manoeuvring system implemented for offshore operations. By enabling the propellers and thrusters on the vessel, it allows the vessels to maintain its position or course against currents, waves and winds.
Key Factors You May Consider Before Ordering Fountom Electric Thruster
The tunnel thrusters can be classified into two types by its on-board arrangement: L Type and Z type, Fountom design and manufacture both of them, please contact our team to choose the right type for your vessel.
Also Fountom electric motor driven side thrusters can be used on vessels of: container vessels, tankers, bulk carriers, dry cargo vessels, passenger liners, fishing trawlers, tugboat.
Most of the IACS certificate is available for Fountom thrusters including ABS, BV, CCS, DNV-GL, RINA, NK, KR.
Assistance For Installation, Test Running
Qualified and experienced electric, mechanical Engineers can be sent to your shipyard or possible workplaces to attend to supervise the installation and commissioning as well as training for operation.