Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the manufacturer of the world’s largest propellers, has set a new record in this category.
The newest propeller is 101.5 tons in weight and 9.1 meters in diameter, or as large as a 3-story building. While a standard commercial propeller has between 4 and 5 blades, this propeller has 6. It is intended for the first of four 7,200 TEU containerships, currently under construction for Hapag Lloyd.
Until now the largest propeller in the world was 99.9 tons, manufactured for a 5,600 TEU containership built by HHI in March