MAN four-strokes for Spanish-built tugs

16 Aug 2011
‘Neptun’s’ engine room and its twin 7L27/38 four-stroke engines

‘Neptun’s’ engine room and its twin 7L27/38 four-stroke engines

Spanish yard Astilleros Armón has recently delivered one tug powered by two MAN 7L27/38 four-stroke engines and is close to delivering another powered by two similar engines of nine-cylinder format.

The vessels are bound for separate companies within the Italian Ocean Group. The first is Neptun, a Voith-Schneider tractor tug built at Armón’s Asturias yard. Its two 7L27/38 engines are each rated at 2,380kW at 800rpm, and was delivered to Adria Tow of Slovenia in June 2011. Adria provides towage services in the Port of Koper, the largest commercial port on the Slovenian Adriatic coast.

The second tug is under construction at the Armón shipyard in Vigo, and is scheduled for delivery at the end of summer 2011. It has two 9L27/38 engines, each developing 3,060 kW at 800 rpm, and is bound for Tripmare, a towage company based in the Port of Trieste on the Italian Adriatic.

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