Controllable Pitch Propeller

Controllable Pitch Propeller

Kawasaki began the manufacture of controllable pitch propellers in 1956 through a licensing agreement with Escher Wyss & Co. (Switzerland). Since then, these controllable pitch propellers have been widely adopted for many kinds of vessels. Today, Kawasaki is one of the world’s leading manufacturers with sophisticated technology and rich experience in this field.

The ability to control pitch according to specific load and marine conditions enables you to maximize engine performance. A controllable pitch propeller enables a vessel to operate with optimal fuel efficiency, making it energy-saving, environmentally friendly and economical.

It also makes it easy to control speed and quickly bring a vessel to a standstill without reversing the engine while delivering enhanced maneuverability as well as safety.


Extensive product line

  • Wide range of input power to meet virtually any vessel specifications.
    Input power: 1,000 - 50,000 kW

High reliability

  • Reliable design based on a solid foundation of marine technology and manufacturing expertise gained through decades of experience.

High performance

  • Low vibration, low noise, high efficiency and excellent cavitation performance.

Various control programs

  • Extensive line of control devices for automatic load control (ALC), overload protection (OLP) and more.

Hydraulic unit

  • Inboard hydraulic pitch control equipment is neatly packaged into a compact, all-in-one, space-saving unit.

Gear box mounting oil distribution box (Option)

Gear box mounting oil distribution box (Option)


• Maximum propeller diameters

When first built, it was the world's largest propeller (11m).
When first built, it was the world's largest 5-blade propeller (9.15 m).

• CH Series(latest model)

(Propeller diameter:6m)
(Propeller diameter:5.5m)
(Propeller diameter:8m)


Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS
"Jasmine Knutsen"
147,500DWT Shuttle Tanker
CPP x 1
Retractable type Rexpeller x 2
Side Thruster x 1
Neptune Lines Shipping & Managing Enterprises S.A.
"Neptune Odyssey"
31,000m2 PCTC
CPP x 1
Grimaldi Group
"Eurocargo Bari"
108,000DWT Ro-Ro Carrier
CPP x 1
Side Thruster x 3


Service Locations

Main Office

Kobe Works
Marine Machinery Sales Dept.

1-1, Higashi-Kawasaki-cho
3-chome, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-
8670, Japan
Parts Sales Section
Tel: +81-78-682-5321/ Fax: +81-78-682-5549
E-mail :
Tokyo Head Office
Marine Machinery Sales Dept.

14-5, Kaigan 1-chome, Minatoku,
Tokyo 105-8315, Japan
Overseas Sales Section
Tel: +81-3-3435-2374/ Fax: +81-3-3435-2022

Regional Key Contact Point

The Netherlands
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
(Europe) B.V.
Tel:+31-20-6446869/ Fax:+31-20-6425725
Hong Kong, China
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
(H.K.) Ltd.
Tel:+852-2522-3560/ Fax:+852-2845-2905
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
(Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Tel:+65-6225-5133/ Fax:+65-6224-9029
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kawasaki Machinery
do Brasil Maquinas e
Equipamentos Ltda.
(Rio de Janeiro Office)

Tel:+55-21-2226-3938 / Fax:+55-21-2225-3613

Overseas Office

Beijing, China
Beijing Office
Tel:+86-10-6505-1350 / Fax:+86-10-6505-1351
Shanghai, China
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Tel:+86-21-3366-3100 / Fax:+86-21-3366-3108
Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Office
Tel:+886-2-2322-1752 / Fax:+886-2-2322-5009
Delhi, India
Delhi Office
Tel:+91-11-4358-3531 / Fax:+91-11-4358-3532
Moscow, Russia
Moscow Office
Tel:+7-495-258-2115 / Fax:+7-495-258-2116
New York, USA
Kawasaki Heavy Industries(USA), Inc.
Tel:+1-917-475-1195 / Fax:+1-917-475-1392
Houston, USA
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (USA), Inc.
(Houston Branch)
Tel:+1-713-654-8981 / Fax:+1-713-654-8187
Dubai, UAE
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Middle East FZE
Tel:+971-4-214-6730 / Fax:+971-4-214-6729
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kawasaki Machinery do Brasil Maquinas e Equipamentos Ltda.
Tel:+55-11-3266-3318 / Fax:+55-11-3289-2788

Service Station

  • Ravensburg, Germany
    Andritz Hydro GmbH
  • Wilhelmshaven, Germany
    Turbo-Technik Reparature-Werft GmbH & Co. KG
  • Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
    Promac BV
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Wetering Rotterdam
  • Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
    Nabmic b.v. Netherlands (Remote Control System)
  • Singapore
    Polestar Marine Consultants Pte. Ltd.
  • Singapore
    Nabtesco Marine Service Singapore Pte Ltd. (Remote Control System)
  • Busan, Korea
    Hasung Marine Corp.
  • Busan, Korea
    Jonghap Maritime Inc.
  • Busan, Korea
    Plus Engineering Co.Ltd.
  • Shanghai, China
    Shanghai Wenyuan Marine Equipment Co.Ltd.
  • Dalian, China
    Dalian Wanfang Marine Technology Co.Ltd.
  • Mumbai, India
    Ind-Aust Maritime Pvt.Ltd.
  • Seatle, USA
    NW Propeller OperationsInc.
  • Dubai, UAE
    Albwardy Marine Engineering L.L.C
  • Sharjah, UAE
    Technology Ventures Middle East FZC
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Naproservice Offshore Estaleiros do Brasil Ltda.
  • Itajai SC, Brazil
    Detroit Brasil Ltda.
  • Santos, Brazil
    Metalock Brasil Ltda.


For inquiries regarding these products.
Please contact Parts Sales Section, Marine Machinery Sales Dept., Machinery Division.
Tel. +81-78-682-5321