Friday , 17 August 2018
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Wärtsilä to design and equip new LNG-fuelled tug for PSA

Wärtsilä will design and equip one of PSA Marine’s newest harbour tugs, operating on LNG fuel and incorporating fuel efficiency features.

The order with Wärtsilä, booked in March 2018, coincides with PSA Marine’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint as a leading service provider of marine services.

Riku-Pekka Hägg, vice president of ship design at Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said that his company being in charge of the vessel’s design, engineering and machinery supply would ensure a fully integrated and optimised harbour tug.

He added: “This not only supports the entire project, but also eases the procurement and supplier interfacing processes for the shipyard.”

The 28 m-long, 50 tonne bollard pull harbour tug 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 the yard at the end of 2018 and the harbour tug is slated to commence operations in the port of Singapore around mid-2019.