Enhanced maintainability and availability

GE Power Conversion completes its portfolio for marine applications with GE's SeaJetTM Pod. 

GE's SeaJetTM Pods are podded propulsion units, in which the electric motor is housed in the hull mounted pod and directly connected to the propellor, liberate cargo space and improve maneuverability/efficiency.

GE's technology is driven by MV7000 PWM drives with a range from 2.5MW to 22MW for various types of vessels, offering flexibility in machinery and vessel arrangement and excellent maneuvering capability. With a customized and focused design, improved performance can be achieved for each individual vessel.

Solution & Scope

SeaJetTM is designed to enhance maintainability and availability and to meet marine rules and IEC standards. It includes induction motor technology that has demonstrated its robustness through a wide range of experience in Naval Merchant and Offshore applications.

GE's induction motor is smaller and features a bilateral cooling system. The ability of the MV7000 PWM drive to operate at very low frequency allows the motor pole number to be optimized and a low resistance squirrel cage designed to increase efficiency and power factor.

Reduced unsymmetrical magnetic attraction and reduced shaft deflection make air gap integrity safer than synchronous technology.


  • SeaJetTM is available for ice going vessels up to icebreaker 7 ice notation with a power range from 7.5MW to 15MW
  • SeaJetTM is also compatible with transformerless solution, Hybrid variable AC network and Energy Storage DC/DC converter

Features & Benefits:


  • Electrical steering
  • Reduced number of internal webs and stringers for optimal man access inside pod
  • Advanced bearing technology for long service life
  • Anti-pollution seal system for environmentally safe operation
  • Safe handling of brake/locking and turning without need of manual access into pod
  • Sea proven power and auxiliary slip rings
  • Modularized design to provide improved adoption to hull for each project
  • Compliant to IEC standards.
  • Smaller induction motor with bilateral cooling system.
  • Low resistance squirrel cage


For owners and operators:

  • Increased propulsion system efficiency
  • Reduced total installed power generation
  • Reduced total fuel consumption and exhaust emissions
  • Reduced noise and vibration levels
  • Improved maneuverability


For shipyards and construction:

  • Flexible machinery arrangement
  • Modularized design
  • Simplified vessel machinery installation
  • Simplified hull form and structure
  • Reduced installation time and cost
  • Fewer components