First LNG-Powered Tugboat Sets Sails

Posted by Michelle Howard
Friday, January 17, 2014
M/T Borgøy

M/T Borgøy, the world’s first tug to be fuelled by the much more environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG), designed by Norwegian Buksèr og Berging in-house team with the assistance of Marine Design AS in Norway, further developed by Sanmar’s modern shipyard in Istanbul, completed her sea trials successfully this month and started her maiden voyage to Norway on January 14.


The engines, propulsion package and LNG system were delivered by Rolls Royce. Usage of LNG in this tugboat eliminates sulphur emissions, bring particulate matter emissions down close to zero and reduce the discharge of CO2 and NOx by 26 percent and 80-90 percent respectively. She will be operated by Buksèr og Berging in Statoil’s Kaarstoe Gas Terminal.
 


Specification for LNG Fueled Tugboat Borgøy

Type Of Vessel : 35 m Stern Drive LNG fuelled Terminal TUG
Classification : DNV +1A1-E0-GAS FUELLED-TUG-ESCORT (100,10) -OILREC- FIFI I - GMDSS Area 3
Designer : Buksér og Berging AS and Marine Design AS
Builder : Sanmar Shipyard
LOA : 35.00 M
Beam(max) : 15.40 M
Depth : 7.50 M
Draft : 5.50 M
Main Engines : 2 x Bergen C26:33L6PG 1705kW@1000 rpm LNG fuelled each, spark arrestor silencer,air start, plate type heat exchanger cooling,
Bollard Pull : 68 tons
Steering Pull Tonnes : 110 tons at 10 knots
Service Speed : 13,5 knots
Gen.Sets : 2 x Nordhavn/Scania Dıesel GASI 12-07-10-60G 240ekW each 400 V, 50 Hz
Propulsion Units : 2 x Rolls Royce US35 CP
Propellers : 3000 mm diameter, CP, 4 bladed CuNiAl.
Bow Thruster : Schottel SPJ 82- 333 kW
Towing Winch : Karmoy, hydraulic driven, Escorting capability, drum capacity of apprx. 250 m, rope 72 mm dia (fore) and 600 m 57mm dia (aft), line pull 130 t at 0-275 metres/minute, brake capacity: 250tonnes at bare drum.
Fendering : Heavy duty rubber fender fitted.
- bow: 800 OD x 400 mm ID cyclindrical
- lower bow:"W" block type, 300mm deep
- main sheer: 250mm hollow "D" section from bow to stern
- stern: "W" block fender, 300mm deep
Communication : GMDSS A3
Navigation : FURUNO - Radar (2), GPS, DGPS Compass, GYRO compass, Satellite Compas, Echo-sounder, AIS, NMEA distributer, Autopilot , Speedlog, wheather station. EPIRB, SART, VHF, SSB, Navtex, BNWAS, UHF hand radios,
Wheelhouse : Heated wheelhouse windows, fore and aft, straightline heavy duty wipers.
Deck Crane : Heila HLRM 90-5S
Life Saving Eq. : 2 x Liferaft for 12 person, 14 life jackets, 12 life buoys, 4 Safetly work vests, line throwing apparatus, escape sets, etc. according to Flag and Class Rules
Accomodation : 2 single and 2 double cabins,in total 6. lavatory and pantry with Freezer and Refrigerator, North European Standards in Comfort and Quality. Heated floors on WC’s. Sound levels at apprx. 80% engine load are 60-65 dB in cabins and apprx 65 dB in wheelhouse corridors and mess room.

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