MAN Supplies Power To Another Tug
Newbuilding follows in footsteps of twin MAN 8L27/38-powered sister vessel
Zamakona Yards, one of Spain’s main shipbuilding and ship repair groups, has signed a contract with Israel’s Haifa Port Authority for the construction of Haifa, a Voith Schneider tug boat, to aid in port operations. The newbuilding will be powered by two MAN 8L27/38 engines with delivery set for August 2015.
The new tug will be equipped with two Voith 32R5 propulsion units coupled to the two MAN 8L27/38 main engines, each developing 2670 kW at 800 r/min. MAN said that this particular set-up will maximize harbor maneuverability and minimize emissions as well as noise and vibration levels.
Voith Schneider propellers are specialized, highly maneuverable marine-propulsion systems that can change the direction of thrust almost instantaneously, the company said. They are widely used on tugs and ferries.
Haifa will be a sister to the Ilan I, which began towing and general harbor operations at Haifa Port in 2012, and will have a length of 31.5 m and a 12.5 m beam.