28 Jun '14, 11am

Damen, MTU and Svitzer to launch world’s first reverse stern drive CNG tug in 2016

Damen, MTU and Svitzer to launch world’s first reverse stern drive CNG tug in 2016

Damen, MTU and Svitzer to launch world’s first reverse stern drive CNG tug in 2016 28 June 2014 Damen Shipyards of the Netherlands, German engine manufacturer MTU Friedrichshafen, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, and Denmark’s SVITZER have teamed up to bring the first Reverse Stern Drive (RSD) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) tug to the market, with a planned introduction in 2016. The new RSD CNG tug combines high power with lower fuel costs and a substantial reduction in emissions. A stern drive unit is a marine propulsion system in which the engine is connected to a drive unit (comprising both transmission and propeller) mounted on the stern of the vessel. When the captain turns the steering wheel, the entire drive turns; i.e., no rudder is needed. By contrast, an inboard system is enclosed within the hull of the boat; the driveshaft runs from the inboard transmiss...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/06/20140628-damen.html

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