Damen Shipyards Group: Damen RSD 2513 CNG Tug

The Damen Reverse Stern Drive (RSD) 2513 Tug offers exceptional seakeeping behaviour, superb manoeuvrability and outstanding towing characteristics. The state-of-the-art design incorporates the most recent developments in tug technology. The vessel benefits from the advantages of Damen’s standardisation philosophy, including proven reliability, fast delivery and low total cost of ownership. Damen teamed up with Svitzer and MTU to develop the first ever compressed natural gas (CNG) RSD tug, based on the Damen RSD 2513 model.

The inclusion of a 16 cylinder pure gas engine developed by MTU is complimented by a multipoint gas injection system, a dynamic engine control and an optimised safety concept. The clean combustion concept ensures that the RSD 2513 CNG Tug is fully compliant with IMO Tier 3 emission legislation, without the need for additional exhaust gas after-treatment. The RSD 2513 CNG Tug is a true innovation, combining its robust green credentials with high power density, consistent with the performance characteristics of a conventional model.

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