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PSA Marine will launch a newly developed LNG-powered Harbour tug, utilizing technology developed by Wärtsilä, to help lower marine emissions
The latest harbour tug will be built by PaxOcean Shipyard with incorporate fuel efficiency features to align the maritime industry’s increasing emphasis on reducing emissions and environmental impact — and to help PSA Marine in its goal to further reduce its carbon footprint.
Vice President of Ship Design at Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, Riku-Pekka Hägg, said: “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.
“Being the one-stop-shop for this vessel, from the design to the engineering and machinery supply, Wärtsilä can ensure a fully integrated and optimized harbour tug.
“This not only supports the entire project, but also eases the procurement and supplier interfacing processes for the shipyard.”
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The new vessel will be a 28-metre long, 50-tonne bollard pull harbour tug, and will operate with two Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines running primarily on LNG fuel.
Wärtsilä will also supply its LNGPac fuel storage and supply system, as well as steerable thrusters and the Wärtsilä ProTouch control system.
The equipment will be delivered to PSA Marine at the end of 2018, with the new tug expected to begin operations at the port of Singapore in mid-2019.
Managing Director of PSA Marine, Peter Chew said: “Wärtsilä is a renowned brand that has a strong dual-fuel technology track record.
“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 Wärtsilä’s expertise in this area.”