Energy efficient hybrid tug

Paul Boughton

Towage and salvage specialist Multraship has welcomed Multratug 28, an energy-efficient hybrid Damen ASD 2810-type tug with state-of-the-art FiFi 1 firefighting capabilities, into its fleet.

Damen’s ASD 2810 Hybrid is a new design and this is the second of its class to be built. It features diesel-direct, diesel-electric and battery-powered propulsion systems. This hybrid configuration will enable Multraship to lower fuel costs by up to 30 percent and emissions by up to 60%.

Multraship managing director Leendert Muller said: “This new tug will provide clean and energy-efficient harbour towage in the Zeeland Seaports and Antwerp areas. It will also be on standby for fire- or explosion-related emergencies in the western and central part of the River Scheldt and for offshore services.”

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