Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. manufactures heavy duty commercial marine propulsion and thrusters. The factory and production of all thrusters is based out of Houston, Texas with a global network of sales offices in Rotterdam, Singapore, Dubai, Brazil and India. A service office is located in Houma, Louisiana to assist offshore clients.
All thrusters are developed in-house by a complete engineering department for mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic design. Tooling includes machining and measuring equipment, CAD, vessel resistance and propulsion, 3D modeling and ANSYS Finite Element Analysis. The application of modal analysis, stress and strain analysis as well as rotor dynamic analysis of drive trains and transmissions are fundamentals towards the reliability and quality of Thrustmaster’s products.Learn More > | Our History > | Our Facility >
360 degree Azimuth thrusters are for main propulsion and steering of displacement vessels. They are available from 75 to 10,750 HP (55kW to 8.0MW) to replace conventional propulsion and rudder steering systems to perform both the propulsion and steering functions. Azimuth thrusters are used when enhanced maneuverability is required in applications such as dynamic positioning, ship escort and ship docking services. Azimuth thrusters are available in Z-drive configuration with direct diesel engine drive or in L-drive configuration for electric or hydraulic drive from overhead.