In response to an increased market demand for high bollard pull compact-tugs, EDDY Tug has recently added a 24 meter long ship-assist harbour tug to its portfolio.
This new “EDDY 24” is based on the same proven-concept as its predecessor, the EDDY 30. It is significantly shorter however and has a moulded beam of 11.40 meter. This, in combination with the characteristic in-line thruster arrangement, ensures ease of handling in even the most confined spaces. Despite its short length, the all-round high freeboard and stable, balanced hull allow for operations beyond the limits typically encountered in this class.
Although high-speed indirect towage performance is obviously less than that of the EDDY 30, it is significantly more than that of competing designs in the same length and power range. For improved control during narrow lock- and bridge passages, optional towing pins can be fitted on the aft bulwark.
Hybrid Harbour Tug with pusher stern
BV I +HULL . MACH ESCORT TUG, AUT-UMS
Length o.a.: 25,45 m
Breadth o.a.: 12,20 m
Draught operational: 5,10 m
Max speed: 13,5 knots
Transit speed @ 1x generator: 8,2 knots
Bollard Pull: +70 tons
Main engines: 2 x Mitsubishi S16R2, 1885 kW
Aux. engines: 2 x Oswald Electric motors, 600 kW
Generator sets: 2 x Scania DI 16, 640 kW for hybrid propulsion
Thrusters: 2 x Veth VZ-1800, 2600 mm diam.
Cabins: 4 (each with individual sanitary facilities) ILO and MLC 2006 compliant
Towing winch: Ridderinkhof R-TW-E 400 2500 kN BHP, 40 tons @ 15 m/min pull
Fendering: 800 mm Cill. fender and W-fender around bow, 500 mm fender all around vessel
Harbour generator: 1 x Sisu 49 CTAG, 89 kWe
Fresh water: 19 m3
Fuel: 82 m3
Water ballast: 0 m3
Radar system: 1 x X-Band, 1 x S-Band
GMDSS: Area A2 (option A3)
The EDDY 24 incorporates a similar diesel-direct/diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system as is offered as standard on the EDDY 30 models. This setup has proven to be extremely successful, realizing remarkable savings in both fuel and maintenance costs while it allows for high-precision manoeuvring and improves crew comfort.