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SVITZER BRAZILIAN TUGS TO BE POWERED BY ROLLS-ROYCE

SVITZER BRAZILIAN TUGS TO BE POWERED BY ROLLS-ROYCE

Thursday, December 2, 2021 

Rolls-Royce Power Systems is supplying eight 16V 4000 M63 mtu engines, each rated at 2,000 kW, to Brazilian shipyard Rio Maguari. to power four new tugboats that Rio Maguari is building for towage company Svitzer.

The engines are scheduled for delivery by May 2022. The four new tugs will be to the RAmparts 2300 design by Robert Allan of Canada. They will have a bollard pull of 70t and are to be used in ports around Brazil. With the new vessels, Svitzer will operate a total of 11 mtu-powered tugs in Brazil. About one in five tugboats in Brazil operates with mtu propulsion.

Daniel Reedtz Cohen, MD Svitzer Brazil, said: “The four new tugs are an important addition to our fleet in Brazil and play an important role in our plans for the future. We are pleased to have found the right propulsion partner for this project in Rolls-Royce and its mtu engines.”

Christof von Bank, Director Sales, Marine, Americas, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, said: “There is no more demanding customer than Svitzer in the tugboat market – we are delighted to have once again convinced Svitzer of our mtu propulsion solutions and to continue our growth trajectory together in Brazil.”

To date, Rolls-Royce has sold more than 480 mtu engines for tugs and workboats, which are successfully in operation with customers worldwide.

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