Joint presentation RH Marine and Offshore Ship Designers during Tugnology 2017 in Rotterdam

18 May 2017


During Tugnology 2017 on May 24th, Walter van der Pennen (Portfolio manager Hybrid Energy at RH Marine) and Haijo van der Werf (Business Development Manager at Offshore Ship Designers) will jointly present a paper about the advantages of a low-emission hybrid E-tug driven by a revolutionary podded drive with flexible and green hybrid diesel-electric configuration. 

The use of greener harbour tugs is becoming more important to both contractors and authorities. As a result of new emission rules, the expansion of Emission Control Areas (ECAs), stricter local regulations, the public opinion and the need for sustainability, Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) designed a new energy efficient, and therefore a low emission, E-tug. RH Marine designed the power and propulsion system for a specific operational profile of a harbour tug, which is optimized towards fuel consumption, running hours, investment costs and how the tug is operated by the captain. This has resulted in an economic viable, low emission and user friendly E-tug.


Tugnology '17 will take place in Rotterdam on 23rd and 24th May 2017 at the World Trade Centre and is a unique two day, in-depth conference concentrating on tugs. The ground-breaking, innovative and thought-provoking papers presented at Tugnology provide a detailed and invaluable insight into latest technological ideas and advances in the maritime industry, covering design and construction, economics and operation.

For more information about the conference visit the website Tugnology 2017.