The SBBT unit’s design is a combination of an LNG-fuelled tractor tug (powered unit) and an LNG bunkering non-propelled pontoon of 4,000 cbm-capacity (cargo unit).
The project, which is co-funded by the European Union through the Poseidon MED II programme, will see the unit operate in Italy and the Adriatic.
The tug will be designed and constructed as a dual fuel driven, towing, escorting, rescue, supply and salvage tug, propelled by Voith and with 65 tonnes of bollard pull. For its part, the pontoon will have a storage capacity of 4,000 m3 of LNG and 1,000 m3 of marine diesel oil (MDO), and it will be used for bunkering service.
Among other benefits, SENER’s innovative design focuses on wave signature and ballast water management.