Drydocks World to Build Nine LNG-Powered Escort Tugs

Wärtsilä harbor tug drydocks world
Rendering via Wärtsilä

Dubai shipbuilder Drydocks World has contracted Wärtsilä to design and supply the propulsion and other equipment for the first LNG-powered harbor tugs to operate in the Middle East region.

Wärtsilä notes that nine of these 29 meter-long escort tugs will be built and operated by Drydocks World and is part of a ‘green’ initiative launched by the Dubai government.

The tugs will feature two 9-cylinder Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines, Wärtsilä Steerable Thrusters (WST), type WST-18 Compact thrusters, the Wärtsilä LNGPac gas handling system- including the LNG tank, bunkering station and monitoring equipment, and automation equipment.