Enhanced maintainability and availability

GE Power Conversion completes its portfolio for marine applications with SEAJETTM Pod*. 

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.

SEAJETTM Pods are 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

SEAJET is a trademark of GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS.

*The ice-class range of SEAJETTM is a joint technology development with AETC Sapphire.


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