アジポッド推進システム -商船への搭載実績- [in Japanese] Experiences of Azipod Propulison Systems Onboard Merchant Vessels [in Japanese]
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The Azipod (Azimuthing Electric Propulsion Drive) propulsion system has been developed jointly by ABB and Kvaerner Masa Yards. The Azipod concept is a main propulsion system based on the ac-ac electric propulsion concept. Development work and references of ABB Azipod Oy are described. Also vessels ordered with the Azipod propulsion system are described.<BR>As an example of the concept the propulsion machinery of the earlier Fantasy-class vessels and the seventh vessel of the series, the M/S Elation, are compared. Practical experience of the system is presented in a description of the sea trial experiences.
- Marine Engineering
Marine Engineering 34(6), 358-362, 1999-06-01
The Japan Institute of Marine Engineering