MAN B&W Powers New Terminal Tugs
MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Denmark announced a contract to supply two medium-speed, seven-cylinder L27/38 twin engine packages for two escort and terminal handling tugs named Romulo and Remo. The newbuildings are under construction at the Spanish shipyard of Astilleros Balenciaga SA., Zumaia, for the Port of Tarragona-based Remolcadores de Puerto y Altura SA and are scheduled to be delivered during 2005.
The main engine torque and power is converted into pulling power and maneuverability via two sets of Steerprop SP 35 azimuthing propellers. The total continuous main engine power of 4760 kW is predicted to perform a bollard pull of 81 tonnes ahead and 78 tonnes astern along with a predicted free running steaming speed of 13.5 knots. Each starboard main engine is fitted with an integrated 1600 kW front-end PTO to drive a fire pump and a hydraulically powered bow thruster arrangement. The port engine is fitted with a similar 500 kW PTO to drive the hydraulics for the deck winches and the bow thruster arrangement.