Wärtsilä wins contract to power diesel-electric harbour tugs

Wärtsilä has been selected to supply the power system for four diesel-electric-powered tugs being built for Svitzer Australia.

Each of the four 80 Ton Bollard Pull harbour tugs will be fitted with two nine-cylinder and one eight-cylinder in-line Wärtsilä 20 engines.

The vessels are being built at the ASL shipyard in Singapore and are scheduled to be in operation by 2014.