ART_Tug_80_32_RT_EmotionDamenE-KOTUG SERIES

Hybrid tug delivered to owner

Dutch yard, Damen Shipyards, delivered the hybrid tug, RT Emotion, to its owner Elisabeth Ltd.
Published Apr 22 2015 — by Maritime Battery Forum

The ART 80-32 Hybrid Rotortug sailed from Rotterdam to Bremerhaven on April 16 using one electric motor in full hybrid mode, Bunkerworld reported on Tuesday.

The vessel will be used as a part of KOTUG's European harbour towage division, Damen said, adding that the RT Emotion's sister tug RT Evolution became operational in the port of Rotterdam on December 1, 2014.

According to the shipbuilder, the E-KOTUG series of vessels provide a 50% reduction of harmful emissions, significant noise reduction, cleaner combustion and substantial maintenance savings due to "improved fuel economy".

"The Rotortug's hybrid capacity is generated by three electric motors, complemented by a battery pack and managed by an intelligent XeroPoint Hybrid Propulsion System." 

Photo: RT Evolution, RT Emotion , Damen Shipyards

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