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.
Two Fast Supply Vessels Launched in Brazil with Thrustmaster Tunnel Thrusters
Monday, December 28th, 2015
Two new UT4000 Monohull Fast Supply Vessels designed by Incat Crowther and built by ETP Engenharia Ltda have been launched. The new vessels, Baru Providencia and Baru Antares, are the third and fourth in a 12 vessel series, following on from Baru Gorgona and Baru Macura.
According to Incat Crowther, the vessel designs have been optimized to comply with the UT4000 Fast Supply Vessel specification. Ships fuel is in excess of 40,000 liters, with a cargo fuel load of 90,000 liters. There is also capacity for 90,000 liters of cargo fresh water.
The vessels are powered by a quartet of Cummins QSK 50 main engines, each rated at 1,800 horsepower at 1,800 revolutions per minute. Propulsion is by way of fixed-pitched propellers, with two 150 horsepower electric tunnel bow thrusters supplied by Thrustmaster. The vessel has a service speed of 21 knots.
The vessels feature 225 square meters of usable aft deck space, planked with hardwood and protected by cargo rails, the designer noted. An additional 30 square meters of cargo area is provided inside the main deck cabin, allowing for the carriage of items out of the elements, such as food and other supplies. Also housed in the main deck cabin are wet room and laundry facilities. Below decks are six cabins accommodating 11 crew, as well as a mess, galley and bathrooms. The upper deck wheelhouse includes an aft facing control station.
For over 30 years Thrustmaster has been a leading provider of propulsion systems
for use in the offshore, marine, inland waterways and military markets.
Thrustmaster has a growing global network customer base comprising of more than
Thrustmaster employs over 280 staff members located in offices, manufacturing and service
facilities in over 7 countries. 28 of which are engineers dedicated to
the design of advanced propulsion systems.
In 2013, Thrustmaster invested $200,000 on research and development in order to provide
efficent applications to meet growing market demands.