Thrustmaster Corporate Brochure
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, China, Dubai, and Brazil. 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.
A Drill ship is a vessel designed for drilling in deep water without legs or anchors holding it to the sea floor and using dynamic positioning to hold it over the subsea wellhead.
Dynamic positioning (DP) is a system to automatically maintain a ship’s position and heading by using her own propellers and thrusters.
This allows operations at sea where mooring or anchoring is not feasible due to deep water, congestion on the sea bottom (pipelines, templates) or other problems.
The vessel is fitted with an oil and gas drilling platform. It is normally used for exploratory deep water drilling of new oil fields or gas wells. A Drill ship has a larger deck carrying capacity than a semi submersible but is not as stable.