Svitzer in collaboration to develop new eco-tug

The Maersk Group's towage division Svitzer has entered a collaboration aimed at developing a new eco-tug design.

Svitzer, the Maersk Group's towage and rescue company, has joined a collaboration with Dutch Damen and German MTU Friedrichshafen, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce, aimed at developing a new environmental tugboat design, says Damen in a statement.

The new design goes by the name RSD CNG (Reverse Stern Drive Compressed Natural Gas) and will combine high power density with low fuel consumption and significantly reduced emissions.

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