A major tug operator in the Mediterranean is investing in a new environmental tugboat to meet stricter emissions requirements in a large Spanish port.
P&O Reyser has ordered a 27-m harbour tug from a Middle East shipyard that will comply with IMO Tier III emissions requirements.
This Cintranaval-designed harbour tug is being built at Drydocks World Dubai shipyard in the United Arab Emirates to Lloyd’s Register class with MAN Tier III engines.
It will be an asymmetric tractor tug (ATT) with 75 tonnes of bollard pull and fixed pitch propeller azimuth thrusters for propulsion. It will be built to a Cintranaval CND-17009 Eco Silent design. P&O Reyser expects this ATT to enter service in the Port of Barcelona, Spain mid-2020.
MAN Energy Solutions has won a contract to supply two IMO Tier III-compliant engines for this ATT. It will supply two MAN 12V175D MM engines, each rated at 2,220 kW, with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) exhaust-gas emissions after-treatment systems. These engines will be constructed at MAN's new production facility in Frederikshavn, Denmark.
P&O Reyser managing director Iñigo Garcia explained that it worked with MAN for two years to ensure these engines match the operational and environmental requirements “in order to achieve a state-of-the-art tug that complies with the strictest environmental requirements for deployment in the Port of Barcelona,” he said.
MAN Energy Solutions head of four-stroke marine sales Lex Nijsen explained the reasons why these engines were selected for this newbuilding project. “Our propulsion package was chosen because of its compact footprint, fuel-efficient performance and the flexible design approach taken with the SCR layout,” he said.
P&O Reyser is part of P&O Maritime, one of the core companies of the maritime services division of DP World, as is Drydocks World Dubai, P&O Ports, P&O Marinas and Dubai Maritime City.
P&O Reyser provides towing, mooring and auxiliary services in 11 Spanish ports with a fleet of more than 100 vessels in service.
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