Two Tidewater PSV newbuilds will have Thrustmaster propulsion systems

Two 92.4 m platform supply vessels ordered from Fincantieri Marine Group's Bay Shipbuilding by Tidewater Marine (see earlier report) are to have Thrustmaster of Texas Inc. propulsion systems.

The main propulsion system in each PSV will consist of two Thrustmaster model TH2500MZ Z-drives rated at 2,700 horsepower each.  In the bow will be one Thrustmaster model TH1000MLRN retractable azimuthing thruster rated at 1,150 horsepower and one Thrustmaster model 66TT1000ML tunnel thruster rated at 1,000 horsepower.  The Z-Drives and thrusters are designed and being built to ABS Polar Class 7. 

The two PSVs will be based on the MMC 887 LH PSV Design from MMC Ship Design of Poland to be Diesel Electric and built to ABS Polar Class 7 and DP-2 class.

Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. worked closely with Tidewater Marine and Bay Shipbuilding in defining a propulsion system that is ideally suited for this vessel which will be equipped with the latest and most technologically advanced equipment available today.  Along with other services such as training and spare parts Thrustmaster's engineering services include custom thrusters and propulsion designs.

These vessels will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the  second quarter of 2013.

August 1, 2011