MAPALU, memeber of the Baltic Sea & Space Cluster presented Circumferential Manoeuvering Ship Thruster. Two Manoeuvering Ship Thrusters were mounted on the ship and tested in operation.
“The idea of a rudder was born as an idea to eliminate the biggest disadvantage of existing tunnel thrusters, namely the lack of thrust force during the movement of the unit” – explained Włodzimierz Hebel, Technical Director of MAPALU.
“5 rudder variants were tested. Variants 4 and 5 showed high efficiency when working “forward”, reaching 96% and 128% efficiency, respectively” – said Sebastian Bielicki, Deputy Head of the Ship Hydromechanics Center for Research, CTO.
The project can operate on ships of approximately 100,000. t. The project was checked at the Ship Technology Center (CTO). The Manoeuvering Ship Thruster was presented by its designer, Włodzimierz Hebel, Technical Director of MAPALU. Model tests in the CTO basin were presented by Sebastian Bielicki, Deputy Head of the Ship Hydromechanics Center for Research, CTO.
The presentation took place at the Water Sports Center on Lake Brodno Wielkie, near Brodnica Górna. The presentation is organized by the National Chamber of Maritime Economy.