Chilean shipyard chooses MAN 175 D engines to power ASD tug


Written by

Nick Blenkey

The ASD tug designed by ASENAV SA develops a tractive force of 70 tons.

Chilean shipyard ASENAV SA has placed an order with MAN Energy Solutions for two 12V175D-MM IMO Tier II engines to power a tug.

Each rated at 2,040 kW @ 1,800 rpm, they will provide the propulsion power for a 70 ton bollard pull ASD tug of the shipyard’s own design. The vessel will be prepared for exhaust after-treatment retrofit to meet IMO Tier III standards.

The engines will be manufactured at MAN Energy Solutions’ dedicated, state-of-the-art factory in Frederikshavn, Denmark, with delivery scheduled for the end of February 2022, while vessel completion is scheduled for June 2022.

“This is another outstanding benchmark for the MAN 175D engine with this groundbreaking order in the South American tug building market, which shows such great potential for the future,” said Benjamin Andres, Head of high-speed sales, MAN Energy Solutions. “We believe the equipment we supply is well suited to ASENAV’s requirements and we look forward to establishing close cooperation with them to help deliver an excellent overall product.”

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