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The Finnish company will design and equip one of PSA Marine’s harbour tugs which is expected to begin operations in the Port of Singapore in mid-2019.
 
As previously reported, PSA Marine has received a grant of $2 million per vessel as part of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) programme to support LNG bunkering uptake at the Port of Singapore.
 
Last December, it was also announced that Pavilion Gas will supply LNG to fuel both the tugs.
 
According to the terms of the newly-announced contract, the 28-metre long, 50-tonne bollard pull harbour tug will operate with two Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines running primarily on LNG fuel. Wärtsilä will also supply its LNGPac fuel storage and supply system as well as steerable thrusters and the Wärtsilä ProTouch control system. The vessel will be constructed at the PaxOcean Shipyard.
 
Commenting on the contract award, Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President of Ship Design, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said: ‘We are honoured to have been selected to provide both the ship design and an integrated propulsion solution for this modern, efficient, and environmentally sustainable harbour tug.
 
‘Being the one-stop-shop for this vessel, from the design to the engineering and machinery supply, Wärtsilä can ensure a fully integrated and optimised harbour tug. This not only supports the entire project, but also eases the procurement and supplier interfacing processes for the shipyard.’
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