ASD tug to have Cat power and propulsion

MAY 23, 2014— A new 55-tonne Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tug that will be built for Spain’s Remolcadores Marracoi SL (REMARSL) will incorporate Caterpillar power and propulsion solutions, according to Caterpillar Marine.

The propulsion system will included two Cat 3512C EPA Tier 2 propulsion engines that will drive two MTA 523FP azimuth thrusters. Each Cat 3512C marine propulsion engine is rated at 1765 kW at 1,800 rev/min.

Two Cat C9 diesel engines will supply auxiliary power for the tug, which will be built by Spain’s Freinaval shipyards.

Cat dealer Finanzauto led Caterpillar efforts on the project. Financing was provided by Cat Financial.