A tugboat owned by Singapore-based harbour and terminal towage operator, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSA International, will be designed and utilise technology from Wartsila.
The vessel, which will be built by PaxOcean Shipyard, will operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.
“We are honoured to have been selected to provide both the ship design and an integrated propulsion solution for this modern, efficient, and environmentally sustainable harbour tug,” commented Riku-Pekka Hagg, Vice President of Ship Design, Wartsila Marine Solutions.
“Being the one-stop-shop for this vessel, from the design to the engineering and machinery supply, Wartsila can ensure a fully integrated and optimised harbour tug.
“This not only supports the entire project, but also eases the procurement and supplier interfacing processes for the shipyard.”
The 28-metre long, 50-tonne bollard pull harbour tug will operate with two Wartsila 20DF dual-fuel engines running primarily on LNG fuel, says the technology firm.
It will also supply its LNGPac fuel storage and supply system as well as steerable thrusters and the Wartsila ProTouch control system.
The equipment will be delivered to the yard at the end of 2018 and the harbour tug is slated to commence operations in the port of Singapore around mid-2019.
“Wartsila is a renowned brand that has a strong dual-fuel technology track record,” says Peter Chew, Managing Director of PSA Marine.
“As an owner and operator of harbour tugs, we are on the constant look-out for innovative and cutting-edge solutions to achieve new milestones in the way we operate our fleet.
“We are excited about this collaboration and look forward to leveraging Wartsila expertise in this area.”
Photo credit: Wartsila
Published: 8 May, 2018
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