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.
USACE Launches Towboat M/V Dan Reeves with Thrustmaster Z-Drives
Friday, February 5th, 2016
The newly built M/V Dan Reeves was commissioned in January of 2016 for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Little Rock District.
Built by Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., overseen by the USACE Marine Design, the 95-foot-long vessel is designed to comply with proposed USCG Subchapter M Requirements.
Power and propulsion is provided by tow Cat C32 WOSR “C” Rated main engines, giving 1,300 HP Each at 1,800-2,100rpm, along with two Thrustmaster TM1500MZ Z-Drives with 5.74:1 Reduction Gear Ratio.
Vessel Owner: United States Army Corps of Engineers
Vessel Builder: Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL
Project Delivery Team: USACE Marine Design Center and Little Rock District
Vessel Operation Team: USACE Little Rock District, MKARNS
Year Built and Classed: 2016
Vessel Certification: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class
✠A-1 Towing Vessel, River Service with ✠ AMS
Designed to Comply with Proposed USCG Subchapter M Requirements
Vessel Particulars Machinery, Equipment and Special Features
Length Overall: 95’
Hull Depth: 10’
Draft (full load): 8’-6”
Air Draft: 47’-10”
Displacement: 657 long tons
Fuel Capacity: 22,800 Gal.
Potable Water: 7,500 Gal.
Ballast Capacity: 19,400 Gal.
Waste Water Sys: Type II MSD / Capability to Operate as “Zero” Discharge Vessel
Main Engines: (2) Cat C32 WOSR “C” Rated, 1300 HP Each @1800-2100rpm
Z-Drives: (2) Thrustmaster TM1500MZ with 5.74:1 Reduction Gear Ratio
Propellers: Hung Shen Propeller – 4 Blade, 67.75 inches Dia. Set in Nozzles
Generators: (2) John Deere 6068AFM85 – 150 kW, 480V
Electronics: Complete Furuno Integrated Electronic and Navigation Package
Barge Winches: (4) Patterson WWP 65E-7.5 14
Capstan: Schoellhorn- Albrecht In-Line, 10 HP / 14,000 lbs Line Pull
Deck Crane: RAPP HYDRA PRO HP-18/2F, 4,000 lbs Capacity at 10’ Radius
Environmental: Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) in z-drive systems
Accommodations: 8 Crew
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.