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.
Semi-submersibles are used in deep water applications they are either towed or self propelled to the drilling site. They are either anchored, or moved by and kept in position by their own azipod thrusters with dynamic positioning. Semi-submersible drilling platforms include a submersible hull and an above-water deck that are interconnected.
These semi-submersible platforms are moored over the drilling site and are normally provided with a central opening through which the drilling rig is operated. Semi-submersible rigs make stable platforms for seeking and drilling for offshore oil and gas
The need for anchorless or thruster assisted positioning and station keeping of semi-submersibles, and offshore rigs has become greater than ever. Driven by deep water exploration Thrustmaster has built a global network of agents and opened new offices in Europe and Asia to address customer needs.
Azimuth steering fixed or retractable Thrusters are available up to 8 MW for installation in sponsons or as main propulsion. Thrustmaster also delivers bottom mount, thru-hull mount, and underwater mount thrusters to meet the needs of drilling operations regardless of the type rig used. Thrustmaster can also provide the prime mover, steering power, and a full assortment of drive solutions.