Our propulsors adapt to specific needs, ensuring efficient and economical operation. We also offer various control systems. When bollard pull is your main focus, a ducted propulsor with a high-performance Steerprop nozzle is your best choice. This increases pull and improves high-speed efficiency compared to traditional nozzles. When your emphasis is on free-running efficiency, look to our contra-rotating propulsors (CRP). 


Innovative design

Unsurpassed efficiency

  • Power range 800–3,500 kW
  • Z-drive and L-drive configuration
  • LM-drive available (integrated vertical permanent magnet (PM) motor)
  • Modern electrical azimuthing
  • Electric motor prime mover or direct diesel drive (with certain limitations)
  • Steerprop technology: dual-end push-pull contra-rotating propellers

Steerprop dual-end CRP offers several benefits:

  • Unsurpassed efficiency due to hydrodynamic qualities of underwater body
  • Low vibration and cavitation
  • Increased fuel savings and lower emissions
  • Low pressure pulses and noise levels
  • Optimized for a wide array of operational profiles without compromising efficiency

Steerprop dual-end CRP has evolved CRP technology past the limitations of the pushing-only CRP solution. It combines the outstanding maneuverability of azimuth propulsors with the excellent efficiency of our CRP technology. The design has been tested and verified in action worldwide for decades.


SP 10-80

Faithful to tradition

Time-tested technology with a modern design

  • Power range 800–7,000 kW
  • Z-drive or L-drive configuration
  • Open or ducted propeller
  • Modern electrical or hydraulic azimuthing
  • Direct diesel engine or electric motor prime mover

The basic line of Steerprop azimuth propulsors is designed by combining proven technologies with the latest 3D-design software and calculation methods. The result is superior quality azimuth propulsors with an excellent lifetime economy.

DUCTED UNITS IN CONFINED SPACE – Steerprop shallow draft solutions

  • Special structure in a large mounting arrangement
  • Allows the top of the duct to be at or even above the hull surface level
  • Makes larger ducted units available, also in shallow draft applications

Our shallow draft option for ducted units allows larger propellers and ducts to be applied in limited space, without going below ship baseline. Serviceability is maintained and thrust is hardly impaired, as only the less effective top of the nozzle is lost in the shallow draft version.

SP 35 W D