Thursday, 12 June 2014 16:21

Trials new concept tug

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Late in the afternoon of 2nd June the new concept tug EDDY 1 (Imo 9714575) left the builders yard Holland Shipyards, Hardinxveld for Europort to commence yard and official technical trials before heading for ITS, Hamburg on June 16 – 20. The new Eddy 30-65 design tug is a Hybrid Harbour & Terminal Tug with escort capability and pusher stern. She has a length o.a of 30.30 mtrs, a waterline length of 28.95 mtrs, a moulded beam of 12.43 mtrs, a beam o.a. of 13.40 mtrs and an operational draught of 4.75 mtrs. The two Mitsubishi S16R engines develop a total output of 3,210 kW. She has two Scania DI 16 generators of 568 kw each for sailing in electric Hybrid mode. The two Schottel propulsion units are of the SRP3000 type. Her maximum speed achieved during the trails is 13,5 knots and transit speed on a single engine 12 knots. In the hybrid mode 9.5 knots. She achieved a bollard pull of 65 tons. The tug has an accommodation for a crew of 7 in 5 cabins, each with individual sanitary facilities.
(photo: Reinier van de Wetering)