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Azipod® electric propulsion

The driving force behind safe, efficient and sustainable operations

Azipod® propulsion is a gearless steerable propulsion system where the electric drive motor is in a submerged pod outside the ship hull. Azipod® units can rotate 360 degrees to increase maneuverability and operating efficiency, with the proven ability to cut fuel consumption by up to 20 percent compared to traditional shaftline propulsion systems. Launched in 1990, Azipod® technology marked a new era in ship propulsion. Since then, ABB’s Azipod propulsion system has inspired naval architects to create more efficient and sustainable vessel designs.

Azipod® propulsion and beyond



Azipod® propulsion family

Azipod® propulsors for highest ice classes

Azipod® propulsors for open water

Azipod® propulsors for high thrust and DP vessels




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