Drydocks World to build LNG-powered harbour tug

As part of the ‘Green Economy for Sustainable Development’ initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. this initiative, Drydocks World has entered into Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Wartsila and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence for building the world’s first LNG-powered harbour tug.

This project, launched under the ‘Elemarateyah’ trademark, is part of the Dubai Maritime Green Initiative – a strategic movement to encourage all-round environmental excellence in maritime and allied sectors including oil, gas and energy. This landmark undertaking, in which the tug will have a dual engine capable of operating with both traditional MDO and LNG, represents a major breakthrough that would decide the future of green technology. Emirates Classification (TASNEEF) had earlier signed a landmark partnership agreement with Drydocks World as part of the Initiative.

Drydocks World and Dubai Maritime City will collaborate with Wärtsilä for design, equipment and related support services for the construction of the tug. TASNEEF will provide classification and advisory services, issue mandatory certificates for ship registration, and provide technical and engineering services as well as training.

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