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Omnithruster Chosen For 16,000-dwt Chemical Tanker

Omnithruster, Inc. won a contract by United Tankers AB of Gothenburg, Sweden to install its Gamma III 950WP Jet Thruster system with "take-home" auxiliary propulsion on a SK 50/54, 16,000-dwt chemical tanker. The Gamma III features an exclusive "propulsor" jet nozzle positioned flush with the bottom of the ship, which when added to the system's inherent ability to side-thrust underway or in a current, reportedly provides basic "get-home" capability in case of main propulsion failure. The Gamma series offers a high-efficiency waterjet system for sidethrusting, fore and aft propulsion and 360-degree steering. Available in sizes from 300 to 3,000 hp per thruster, the Gamma Series is designed to Drawing of a United Tankers' chemical tanker to feature Omnithruster Gamma 111 950WP Jet Thruster system.

operate with any DPS or automatic pilot system, in combination with any power rating.

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