Damen Shipyards Group delivered the first of a total of three hybrid tugs of the type ASD 2810 Hybrid to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) at the end of February 2016. The delivery followed the handover by Damen Shipyards Group of two new seagoing Ice-class tugs to the Swedish Navy at the end of 2015.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems supplied the shipbuilder with a total of ten MTU Series 4000 engines and five MTU Series 2000 engines, in addition to azimuth thrusters for the propulsion system of the workboats.

The RNLN’s hybrid tugs contain a main mechanical propulsion system equipped with two MTU 16V 4000 M63R engines – each delivering 1,840 kilowatts of power – plus a diesel-electric propulsion system, equipped with a 640-kilowatt genset based on a MTU 12V 2000 M41B engine, and batteries.

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