OVERHAULS, FAULT FINDING AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR FOR KAWASAKI PROPULSION SYSTEMS
SUPPORT RANGE FOR KAWASAKI PROPULSION SYSTEMS
Bartech Propulsion is able to bring it’s team’s extensive experience of Kawasaki thruster units to offer technical support, advise, consultancy and repair when needed.
This support is independent and based on years of experience including recent overhauls of the following units in yards across the world:
Kawasaki thrusters, also known as Kawasaki Steering Gear or Kawasaki Bow Thrusters, are a type of propulsion system developed and manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Kawasaki is a leading Japanese multinational corporation with a diverse range of products, including ships, marine equipment, and machinery.
Kawasaki thrusters are designed to provide enhanced manoeuvrability and control for ships, particularly in tight spaces and challenging maritime conditions. These thrusters are primarily used for lateral propulsion and steering, allowing vessels to move sideways, change direction, and maintain stability during various operations.
The history of Kawasaki thrusters dates back to the 1950s when Kawasaki Heavy Industries began developing steering gear systems. Over the years, the company refined and expanded its product line to include different types of thrusters to meet the specific needs of various vessels and applications.
Kawasaki offers several types of thrusters, including tunnel thrusters, azimuth thrusters, and retractable thrusters. Tunnel thrusters are mounted in tunnels or cavities in the ship's hull, typically located at the bow or stern, and provide sideways thrust for manoeuvring. Azimuth thrusters, similar to Schottel's propulsion systems, are capable of 360-degree rotation and provide both propulsion and steering functions. Retractable thrusters are designed to be retracted into the hull when not in use, reducing drag and improving vessel efficiency.
Kawasaki thrusters are used in a wide range of vessels, including ferries, cruise ships, offshore support vessels, and container ships. They contribute to improved manoeuvrability, safety, and efficiency during docking, berthing, and other critical ship operations.
In recent years, Kawasaki has focused on developing advanced thruster technologies, such as high-efficiency propellers, advanced control systems, and the integration of electric propulsion systems. These advancements aim to enhance energy efficiency, reduce emissions, and align with the industry's increasing focus on environmental sustainability.
Overall, Kawasaki thrusters have gained recognition in the maritime industry for their quality, reliability, and performance, offering ship operators greater control and manoeuvrability in a variety of operational scenarios.
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