Golden thruster

Veth Propulsion by Twin Disc, Inc. has delivered its 4,000th thruster. To commemorate the accomplishment, Tim Batten, managing director, and Erik Veth, resigning managing director, travelled to Greece to deliver a special edition, golden thruster.

The 4,000th thruster will be mounted on the Protoporos 15, one of 15 ferryboats owned by loyal customers, the Tsokos family. Each vessel in the fleet is equipped with four Veth thrusters varying from VZ-400 to VZ-550 Z-drives.

Veth Propulsion has been producing and delivering thrusters since the first was built in 1986. On average, 125 thrusters a year, or 2.5 thrusters a week, leave the headquarters in Papendrecht, the Netherlands, to be shipped globally.

“As proud as we are to have completed the 4,000th thruster, we are even more excited to look into the future,” said Batten. “Product innovation and unique customer requests will bring us new adventures for many more thrusters to come.”

By Jake Frith

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