EDDY Tug: Pure simplicity transformed into pure economy.
Where sophisticed designs can lead to operational cost reductions, these typically come at an up-front cost.
At EDDY Tug we have the belief that this is a situation that must be avoided at all costs. Designs that boast efficiency in operations, should not and cannot be more expensive during the acquisition phase.
This can be reached through intrinsic economy in vessel design, and smart equipment selection, which are both items that are vital to the EDDY Tug concept.
In one sentence this means; Reducing OPEX should not lead to an increase in CAPEX.
Unmatched low fuel consumption
The hybrid drive train, which is standard to the EDDY Tug concept, ensures optimized fuel economy in all operational modes and remarkable savings in maintenance costs to the main engines. The drive train, which consists of a diesel-direct drive and a diesel-electric drive, has been developed also with the low-power profiles in mind. Conventional drive trains are built to deliver optimal performance at 80% MCR or anywhere in that range. Tugs however, have a very large portion of their operational range on engine loads far below 50% MCR. EDDY Tugs diesel-electric mode allows operators to address this range effectively, reducing fuel consumption, running hours on the main engines, and emission of noxious gases.
Low maintenance costs
EDDY Tugs stand out for their maintenance-friendly design. Just the essentials are elegantly engineered by making the most efficient use of the minimum number of parts. On top of that, the hybrid drive train significantly reduces the number of running hours on the main engines, thus reducing the required number of service intervals.
The slender hull design of the EDDY Tugs is the result of placing all large equipment on or near the centerline of the vessel. This leads to reduced water resistance, and thus reduces the required power to reach an acceptable transit speed. For example, the EDDY 30-65 design can reach a transit speed of 9,2 knots on just 500 kW input, and a speed of 11,2 knots on 920 kW input from the electrical motors.