H861 - General course for deck staff

The goal of the course is to familiarize the participants with ABB diesel electric Azipod® propulsion basic features including remote control system, power plant and distribution to Azipod® units.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand and effectively utilize the technical capabilities of the propulsion system.
  • Communicate in a clear and concise manner the technical and operational features of the system.
  • Understand the operational envelope and limitations of the system.


  • Diesel electric Azipod® propulsion system main components and their functions.
  • Power generation, distribution and consumers.
  • Azipod® propulsion system terminology.
  • Frequency converter propulsion with power plant overview.
  • Azipod® units technical overview:
         -Azipod®  unit user recommendations.
         -Steering gear mechanics and actuation technology.
  • Alarm conditions:
         -Emergency actions in the Azipod® unit space.
         -Bridge operator safety signals and alarms.
  • Remote control units and operation.
  • Bridge backup/emergency operation.
  • Azipod® propulsion occupational safety basics.


  • Lectures and demonstrations.
  • Visits to machine factory and Azipod® assembly factor.

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 4 days
Venue: Helsinki


Additional information: Minimum 6, maximum 8 participants
Modified on-site training is available on request 
Student profile:

Deck personnel at support, operational and management level

Download: Course description as a pdf

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