COMPACT & FLEXIBLE
The Optispec nozzle is a free-hanging steerable nozzle that has been specifically developed for ships with small sterns such as those that are self-steering, cutter suction dredgers and pushers. With excellent forward and reverse thrust, the Optispec nozzle comes with a fixed rudder blade which can rotate through a 2×35° angle around the propeller.
- Various ship types. Especially suited for self-steering ships, cutter suction dredgers and pushers.
- Requires minimal space
- No sole-piece connection necessary
- Compatible with conventional rudders
- Excellent forward and reverse thrust
Damen Marine Components has developed the Single Weld Spinning Method based on a single weld seam on the inner side of the nozzle. This machine can produce nozzles with an inside diameter ranging from 1,000 mm to 5.3 m outside. Using a completely automated system, the spinning machine can handle stainless steel, duplex, steel and special steel materials.