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New Kind Of Tug Power

Posted on January 13, 2012

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to deliver engines and propulsion systems for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) powered tugs.

The two vessels have been ordered by Norwegian company Buksér og Berging AS and will enter service in late 2013 for Statoil, the international energy company, and Gassco, the operator of the gas transportation network off the Norwegian coast.

In addition to two gas engines and a single LNG tank, Rolls-Royce will deliver a mechanical direct driven azimuth propulsion system for each tug that will provide a quick response time for maneuvering, the company said. The combined power and propulsion system will also provide low fuel consumption in all operating modes. Rolls-Royce will also provide automation and control systems for the two escort vessels.

Rolls-Royce’s scope of supply includes two US35 Aquamasters, two Bergen C6 mechanical drive engines, an RR Acon control and monitoring system for the gas system and one AGA Cryo LNG tank with an LNG system based on two cold boxes, according to the company.

For more information: www.rolls-royce.com

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