World First: A Purely Gas-Powered Tug

Date: 15/11/2013

While the advent of gas as power in the marine market is common, most every installation is actually ‘dual fuel’, meaning the
vessel is able to use LNG or traditional diesel fuel to power the boat. Rolls-Royce reports that Sanmar Shipyard completed a world first: a purely gas powered tug. The ceremony was held in Istanbul, Turkey, where Sanmar completed the first of two tugs for Norway’s Buksér og Berging, which each feature two Rolls-Royce Bergen C26:33L6PG engines.

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