Omnithruster Appoints Manotherm Representative For Benelux Countries

Charles M. Aker, vice president and general manager of Omnithruster Inc., has announced the signing of a r e p r e s e n t a t i v e 's agreement with Manotherm B.V.

to cover the Benelux countries, and act as service agents in many chief seaports of the world. An a f f i l i a t e d company of Wilton Fyenoord and of Rhine-Schelde- Verolme, Manotherm is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Headed by Jack Krijthe, managing d i r e c t o r , Jack Van der Vlies, head of sales department, Bart Ohlsen, head of service and repair, and John Hoek, technical a s s i s t a n t to sales department, Manotherm has been in business for more than 25 years working with shipyards, shipowners, naval architects, classification societies, and others. The firm offers special services to the marine industry: designing and assembling of systems for combustion controls, feedwater equipment, cooling water systems, lube oil systems, burners, repairs, commissioning, and after sales service.

Facilities are 7,400 square meters, which include Manotherm Industrial B.V. at Vlaardingen.

O m n i t h r u s t e r Inc. manufac- tures a complete line of maneuvering and propulsion equipment using a unique application of hydro jet reaction force principles.

Equipment is sized from 25 horsepower up to single-thrust modules of 1,000 hp and combined thrust capable of 6,000 hp. The firm also offers solid state motor controls and microprocessor logic equipment. Thruster systems are c u r r e n t l y i n s t a l l e d on vessels ranging from tugs, fishing boats, offshore supply and crewboats, to large ore carriers and tankers.

Research and survey vessels as well as military ships are using sophisticated maneuvering and positioning systems employing the Omnithruster principle.

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