Spanish builder Astilleros Armón recently delivered one tug boat powered by two MAN 7L27/38 four-stroke engines and is close to delivering another powered by two similar 9L27/38 engines. The vessels are bound for separate companies of the Italian ‘Ocean Group’.
The first project involved the construction of the ‘Neptun’, a Voith-Schneider Tractor Tug constructed at Astilleros Armón Navia in Asturias, Spain as construction C-701. The vessel is powered by two MAN 7L27/38 engines, each developing 2,380 kW at 800 rpm, and was launched in February 2011 with delivery to Adria Tow of Slovenia following in June. Adria Tow was founded in 1992 and provides vessel towing services in the Port of Koper, the largest commercial port on the Slovenian Adriatic coast.
The second tug – construction C-696 – is currently under construction at the Astilleros Armón shipyard in Vigo, Galicia and scheduled for delivery end-summer 2011. The vessel has two MAN 9L27/38 engines, each developing 3,060 kW at 800 rpm, and is bound for Tripmare,