Thrustmaster Brings Water Jet Manufacturing to the US

Posted by Eric Haun
Thursday, June 19, 2014
200 series (Image: Thrustmaster)

Thrustmaster brings water jet manufacturing to the United States, becoming the nation’s only manufacturer of commercial water jet propulsion.

DOEN, a designer and manufacturer of waterjet propulsion systems based out of Australia, is one of five marine waterjet manufactures in the world building waterjets up to 5,364 hp (4,000 kW).

With a history that spans over four decades, DOEN has a proven record that will be incorporated in to Thrustmaster’s propulsion product lineup.

The manufacturing of the Thrustmaster DOEN waterjet product range in Houston is a key element in this joint strategy, Thrustmaster said, and the move in manufacturing has fostered a growth in the job market for the U.S.

To meet the demands of large scale, commercial vessel applications Thrustmaster has introduced two new models to the DOEN waterjet product lineup. The 400 / 450 series Thrustmaster DOEN waterjets will extend the power range 8,582hp (6,400kW) to accommodate vessels over +45m with stainless steel jets using DOEN’s proven axial flow design.

Thrustmaster’s 2009 investment of $40 million in to a 200,000 sqft, dedicated propulsion manufacturing facility laid the ground work for the latest agreement between the two companies to produce large orders of waterjets.

As Joe Bekker, President of Thrustmaster, explained during the opening ceremony of the facility,“What you are looking at is a large plant to build large thrusters. We are in the thruster business and we mean to stay here in the thruster business for the long haul.”

Thrustmaster’s agreement with DOEN enables Thrustmaster waterjets to be sold in Europe, North America and South America. Each water jet benefits from the support of Thrustmaster’s established global network of sales, spare parts, service and support that includes Houston, Louisiana, Brazil, Europe, Dubai and Singapore.

For more than 30 years, Thrustmaster has been providing heavy duty thru-hull azimuthing thrusters, deck-mounted propulsion units for barges, retractable thrusters, transverse tunnel thrusters and the patented Portable Dynamic Positioning System to the offshore and marine.

The entire product lineup is designed and manufactured in-house by a complete engineering department for mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical design.

Thrustmaster DOEN waterjet lineup includes:

  • 100 Series Waterjets are available in seven model sizes ranging from 134 hp to 900 hp (100kW to 900kW) to accommodate vessels from 6m up to 20m. Supported by simple mechanical and electronic control system options.
  • 200 Series Waterjets are available in four model sizes ranging from 536 hp to 3,352 hp (400kW to 2,500kW) to accommodate vessels from 15m up to 45m with stainless steel jets supported by a complete range of electronic controls with joystick docking.
  • 300 Series Waterjets are available in two model sizes ranging from 1,743 hp to 5,364 hp (1,300kW to 4,000kW) to accommodate vessels from 30m up to 60m with stainless steel jets supported by a complete range of electronic controls with joystick docking.
  • New 400/450 Series Waterjets are available in two model sizes up 8,582hp (6,400kW) to accommodate large vessels with a complete range of electronic controls with joystick docking.


 

  • Retractable hydraulic tunnel thruster (Image: Thrustmaster)

    Retractable hydraulic tunnel thruster (Image: Thrustmaster)

  • 300 series (Image: Thrustmaster)

    300 series (Image: Thrustmaster)

  • 100 series (Image: Thrustmaster)

    100 series (Image: Thrustmaster)

  • TH2500RN with support components (Image: Thrustmaster)

    TH2500RN with support components (Image: Thrustmaster)

  • Retractable hydraulic tunnel thruster (Image: Thrustmaster)
  • 300 series (Image: Thrustmaster)
  • 100 series (Image: Thrustmaster)
  • TH2500RN with support components (Image: Thrustmaster)
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