• team-dutch-thruster-groupThe Dutch Thruster Group BV and sister company Global Marine Engineering BV joined forces to serve the maritime branch in optima forma.

    Together we combine 30 years of expertise in mechanical drive systems with 20 years of experience in engineering and project management in the marine-, military- and offshore industry.

  • whatDutch Thruster Group is your one stop shop for thruster systems meant for propelling, maneuvering, mooring and positioning. In addition we supply stabilizers, generator sets, conventional drive systems and PTO's. All products can be "Configured to Order", are of commercial grade and meet all class requirements.

  • whereThe Dutch Thruster Group was established in 2007 in Rotterdam the main port of Europe. By now our Head office and work shop are located in Heijningen, 20 km south of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Our local representatives are present on six continents and in a growing number of countries.
  • how...System integrator

    In collaboration with naval architects, ship owners, ship yards and suppliers we continuously develop our range of products.

    DTG staff is at your service from the initial design phase to onboard installation, ensuring flexible and professional support throughout your order.

SMM Maritime trade fair


6 - 9 sept 2016 
Hamburg, Germany

27th SMM   |   the leading international maritime trade fair
Website: SMM

Electric & hybrid


23 - 25 June, 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

We will exhibit with Tunnel Thrusters and Azimuth Thrusters suitable to integrate with Electric Hybrid Propulsion Systems.
Website: Electric & hybrid marine

Inmex India


23-25 September 2015
Bombay Exhibition Centre India

Together with our local representative Elegant Enterprises we will exhibit at Inmex India 2015.
For online registration please follow this link: www.inmexindia.com

Thrusters have become an essential addition for maneuvering today's maritime vessels. To provide thrust in all directions we supply GME-branded thrusters suitable for Yachts and Commercial Vessels in three different models:

Retractable thrusters

retractableA thru-hull tunnel thruster which can be retracted into the hull after duty. We can supply electric driven and hydraulic driven retractable thruster from 20kW to 1000kW. The motor travels up and down with the thruster, so the drive line is never disconnected. Depending on the vessel hull material the thrusters can be supplied in aluminium or in steel construction, depending on vessel hull material. A full plug & play hydraulic driven package consists of a retractable thruster with hydraulic motor, closed system hydraulic power pack with proportional valve control and a main control panel with proportional joystick for stepless control.

Azimuth thrusters

azimuthA 360 degrees rotatable thruster that is often used for main propulsion. They are available from 150kW to 1300kW. GME uses fixed pitch propellers in open wheel configuration or with nozzles. Every configuration can be optimized for vessel speed or for maximum bollard thrust. Azimuth thrusters are available in Z-drive configuration with direct diesel engine drive or in L-drive configuration for electric motor or hydraulic motor drive. The control system comes with an interface for the Auto pilot system. An interface for Dynamic positioning systems is optional.
Azimuth thrusters can replace conventional propulsion and rudder steering systems to perform both the propulsion and steering functions. When enhanced maneuverability is required in applications such as dynamic positioning, ship escort and ship docking services.

Tunnel thrusters

tunnelA bow thruster or stern thruster mounted in transverse direction of the hull. We can supply electric motor driven, hydraulic motor driven and diesel engine driven tunnel thrusters from 15kW to 1300kW. The tunnel structures can be executed in steel, aluminium and FRP depending on vessel hull material. A full plug & play electric driven package consists of a tunnel thruster with electro motor, frequency drive with programmed factory settings and a main control panel with proportional joystick for stepless control. Interface for full integration with dynamic positioning systems is optional.


Energieweg 11
3281 NH Numansdorp
The Netherlands
T +31 880 31 8800
F +31 847 42 8793

Supply conditions


Click: General Supply Conditions.pdf

Typical applications

Mega yachts
Merchant vessels
Passenger vessels
Offshore vessels
Support vessels
Marine vessels
Coast guard vessels