Volvo Penta Delivers Engines For New Tugboats
Two oceangoing tugboats were recently delivered in Brazil, each fitted with three 49-liter propulsion engines from Volvo Penta.
Normal duties for these vessels will include traditional tugboat operations in the Rio de Janeiro harbor area, the towing of oilrigs between different sites, or into port, cargo-barge towing and supply services for customers in the substantial Brazilian offshore industry.
Both of the vessels are fitted with three Volvo Penta 12-cylinder V-engines, each with 1,197 hp, direct fuel injection, turbo and charge-air cooling. The D49MS propulsion engines are rated for heavy, continuous operation.
The vessels were built by Estaleiro Ilha S.A. in Rio de Janeiro. The customers are two local shipping companies, Camorim Serviços Marítimos and Tranship Transportes Marítimos, both of which engage in towing and service assignments.
“All work on the two vessels went very well. They fulfill all requirements and the customers are very satisfied with the boats and the performance of the engines,” says Eli Werneck at Volvo Penta in Brazil