The Switch and Steerprop join forces for new propulsion unit





Azimuth propulsion specialist Steerprop has unveiled its new CRP ECO LM propulsor featuring permanent magnet (PM) technology from The Switch.

The CRP ECO LM propulsor utilises a vertical PM motor, allowing it to sit inside a vessel hull. When the motor is placed on top of the thruster, the unit size can be more compact.

“Steerprop’s contra-rotating propeller (CRP) units are well known for their excellent hydrodynamic efficiency, in some cases delivering up to 25% less fuel consumption than single propeller, traditional electric alternatives,” said Mika Koli, business development manager, The Switch.

According to Steerprop, the CRP ECO LM propulsor is “especially suited to harsh-environment operation and the demands of ice breaking, having received the highest ice classification”.

- July 2017

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