P&O Reyser harbor tug will be first in Med meeting IMO Tier III

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Image courtesy Cintranaval Ship Design

An Asymmetric Tractor Tug (ATT) ordered by P&O Reyser will be the first harbor tug operating in the Mediterranean area to comply with IMO Tier III, MARPOL Annex VI when it enters service in Barcelona in mid-2020

The vessel will feature two MAN 12V175D MM, IMO Tier III engines, each rated at 2,220 kWm. The engines will be connected to FPP azimuth thrusters for propulsion, while also providing power to support on-board towing and fire-fighting capabilities. The engines will be supplied in accordance with Lloyds Register Society classification rules.

“The MAN 175D is experiencing a growing number of references within different segments and I’m pleased that we have won the trust of such a key marine segment,” said Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine Sales, MAN Energy Solutions. “In this particular instance, our propulsion package was chosen because of its compact footprint, fuel-efficient performance and the flexible design approach taken with the SCR layout. Winning this order also fits well with our intention to increasingly become a supplier of complete propulsion solutions.”

The engines, along with the associated SCR exhaust-gas emissions-after-treatment system, will be supplied to Drydocks World-Dubai shipyard, which is undertaking the vessel construction, direct from MAN Energy Solutions’ new MAN 175D production facility in Frederikshavn, Denmark.

P&O Reyser operates in 11 Spanish ports with a total fleet of more than 100 vessels in service. It is part of P&O Maritime, one of the core companies of the Maritime Services Division of DP World; others include Drydocks World-Dubai, P&O Ports, P&O Marinas and Dubai Maritime City.

“This is an important project for P&O Reyser, P&O Maritime and Drydocks World Dubai’s combined resources and our decision and confidence in selecting MAN Energy Solutions is integral with our vision of maritime excellence,” said Rado Antolovic, CEO & MD of the Maritime Services Division of DP World.

“MAN Energy Solutions and P&O Maritime have worked together for the last two years in order to achieve a state of the art tug complying with the most strict environmental requirements for deployment in the Port of Barcelona,” said Iñigo Garcia, Managing Director of P&O Reyser.

Cintranaval, a leading Spanish ship design office, has also been a key player in the project.

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