Tugs for Italy's Ocean Group have MAN L27/38 engines

neptunSpanish shipbuilder Astilleros Armón recently delivered one tug boat powered by two MAN 7L27/38 four-stroke engines and is close to delivering another powered by two similar 9L27/38 engines. Both vessels are for separate companies of the Italian Ocean Group, which provides maritime services in the Adriatic Sea and whose members includes shipping agencies and harbor towage companies

Astilleros Armón Navia in Asturias, recently delivered the Neptun, a Voith-Schneider tractor tug, to Ocean Group member Adria Tow, which provides vessel towing services in the Port of Koper, the largest commercial port on the Slovenian Adriatic coast.

The vessel is powered by two MAN 7L27/38 engines, each developing 2,380 kW at 800 rpm, and was launched in February 2011 with delivery following in June. 

The second tug – construction C-696 – is currently under construction at the Astilleros Armón shipyard in Vigo, Galicia and is scheduled for delivery end-summer 2011. The vessel has two MAN 9L27/38 engines, each developing 3,060 kW at 800 rpm, and is bound for Tripmare, a towage company based in the Port of Trieste on the Italian Adriatic..

August 16, 2011

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