The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will design and equip one of PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd’s newest harbor tugs. Operating on LNG fuel and incorporating fuel efficiency features, the harbor tug, which will be built by PaxOcean Shipyard, will be aligned with the maritime industry’s increasing emphasis on environmental impact.
The order with Wärtsilä, booked in March 2018, to build its first LNG-fueled harbor tug is also in line with PSA Marine’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint as a leading service provider of marine services.
The 28-meter long, 50-tonne bollard pull harbor 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 harbor tug is slated to commence operations in the port of Singapore around mid-2019.