Dual-fuel engines for Singapore harbour tug

Wärtsilä will design and equip one of PSA Marine’s new harbour tugs Wärtsilä will design and equip one of PSA Marine’s new harbour tugs

PSA Marine has contracted Wärtsilä to provide dual-fuel engines and gas fuel storage and supply systems for a harbour tug due to start operations in Singapore in mid-2019.

The 28-metre 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.

Peter Chew, managing director of PSA Marine, said: “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.”

Riku-Pekka Hägg, vice president of ship design, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, added: “Being the one-stop-shop for this vessel, from the design to the engineering and machinery supply, Wärtsilä 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 order for equipment for PSA Marine’s first LNG-fuelled harbour tug was booked with Wärtsilä in March. The vessel will be built by PaxOcean Shipyard group.

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