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SSI Thrustmaster of Texas 400-401 Garbally Road

Victoria, BC V8T 5M3

Tel: (250) 479-3638



CEO/President: Darren Larkins 6900 Thrustmaster Drive

Houston, TX 77041

Tel: (713) 937-6295



SSI develops Autodesk based solutions for the ship-

Website: building and offshore industry including: ShipConstruc-

CEO/President: Joe Bekker tor software, an AutoCAD based CAD/CAM product line; and EnterprisePlatform, a tool for sharing product THE COMPANY: data model information. Shipbuilders, naval architects For more than 30 years, Thrustmaster of Texas has been and marine engineers trust SSI solutions on a broad range designing and manufacturing high quality marine propul- of projects. SSI solutions are ? exible enough to handle the sion equipment for vessels of all types. A leading supplier largest and most complex engineering challenges but can of thrusters ranging from 75 kW to 8 MW, serving cus- also be scaled down to be cost effective in any budget. On tomers all over the world, the ? rm’s Houston headquarters the cutting edge, Bollinger has used the SSI Enterprise- doubles as the largest thruster and waterjet manufacturing

Platform for Computer-Assisted Robotic Welding using factory in the world, with complete fabrication, machin- robots from Wolf Robotics. ing, assembly and testing carried out at the facility. All thrusters are designed in-house by a complete engineer-

THE CASE: ing department for mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and

More workboats are built for more companies using electronic design.

SSI’s ShipConstructor software than any other shipbuild- ing software. The majority of the U.S. Navy’s future THE CASE: ? eet is being modeled using SSI software. All U.S. Coast Thrustmaster of Texas is the only large thruster and wa-

Guard ships under construction are modeled using Ship- terjet manufacturer in the United States. Thrustmaster of

Constructor. SSI’s Director of U.S. Operations Pat Rob- Texas has been in designing and manufacturing thrusters erts as Vice Chair of the new National Shipbuilding Re- and waterjets in Houston, Texas for 34 years; providing search Program Business Technologies Panel. Separately, industry leading applications for offshore, inland waters,

SSI made the largest sale in its history to Ingalls Shipyard cable lay, pipe lay, wind turbine installation, and govern- (Huntington Ingalls Industries). ment military vessels.

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