Rolls-Royce group has sold two UT780 tugboats to the UAE’s Esnaad, a unit of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
. The boats, which will be able to operate in warm seas, are being built in Indonesia and will be ready in Q1 2008.
Based on Rolls-Royce’s UT780 AHTS, the vessel has design modifications to facilitate
operation in warm seas, the company said.
In addition 500 tons of cargo can be carried on deck, while a six tank, bulk system has also been installed.
Two Bergen C-series engines turning twin CP propellers will provide a bollard pull of around 60 tons.
The ships are reportedly sold as complete systems and fitted with a range of Rolls-Royce manufactured equipment which can include diesel engines, rudders, propellers, thrusters and powerful deck winches.
Darwish Al Qubaisi, Esnaad general manager, said that the UT concept enjoys a unique position.