Bow thruster installed!Posted: September 23, 2013
This is part of the series to update you…
Do you remember last year how we showed you this video of the bow thruster (its noisy, so make sure your sound is down)?
It’s an impressive piece of machinery:
- Maker – Thrustmaster
- Model – Retractable Thruster type TH1500MLR
- Electric Motor power – 1200kW at 900 rpm
- Electric Motor Maker – Indar Electric S.L.
- Motor Model – ACP-450-M/06
Here are some photos to show you the bow thruster, first being assembled and undergoing the Factory Acceptance Testing. Then there’s an image of it arriving in the shipyard, followed one of the space built for it in the bow, and finally its lifted into place onboard RV Investigator.