1000th ROLLS-ROYCE AZIMUTH THRUSTER

February 13, 2017

The 1000th Rolls-Royce azimuth thruster has been delivered to Damen in what marks a milestone achievement in a relationship that spans more than 30 years; the 1000th and 1001st US 255 FP azimuth thrusters, each with a power of 2525 kW, will be installed to a new Damen ASD2913 tug, meeting customer demands for high bollard pull and cost efficiency. Damen’s first ASD tug design with Rolls-Royce US azimuth thrusters was delivered in 1993 but the relationship between Rolls-Royce and Damen goes much further back.
Ronald Lindeman, Rolls Royce, Marine Head of Sales, Central Europe West, said: “In 1983, before its acquisition by Rolls-Royce, Rauma-based Aquamaster supplied the first retractable thruster for installation to the anchor handling tug Damen Dragon Fly. Ronald Lindeman, Rolls Royce, Marine Head of Sales, Central Europe West, said: “In 1983, before its acquisition by Rolls-Royce, Rauma-based Aquamaster supplied the first retractable thruster for installation to the anchor handling tug Damen Dragon Fly.In 2002 the ASD 2810 tug design was introduced and is today one of the world’s most popular tug designs. More than 420 Rolls-Royce azimuth thrusters have been delivered to this series.”