Netherlands-based towage and salvage specialist Multraship has received a Damen ASD 2810 hybrid tug, as part of its fleet expansion programme.
The new vessel named Multratug 28 was constructed at Damen Shipyards Galati, in Romania.
Damen Shipyards Galati project manager Dinu Berariu said: "This hybrid tug is a very unique concept.
"It features a diesel-direct, diesel-electric and battery-powered propulsion system. This hybrid configuration will enable Multraship to lower fuel costs by up to 30% and emissions by up to 60%."
With a bollard pull of 60t, the tug will be capable of cruising at a maximum speed of 13.4k.
The new ASD 2810 hybrid also has a propulsion system that can operate by diesel-direct, diesel-electric or fully electric.
According to Damen, the vessel will offer better seakeeping performance, superb manoeuvrability and towing characteristics.
In addition, the new design incorporates the latest hull and skeg features, as well as the most recent developments in fender, fairlead and winch design.
Multraship currently operates in the ports around the Scheldt estuary at Zeeland Seaports and the Ports and Ghent and Antwerp, as well as the Bulgarian Port of Burgas on the Black Sea.
In January this year, Multraship received its first of two customised Stan Launch 804s vessels, Montis 5, from Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam in the Netherlands.
The vessels will be used by Multraship’s line-handling and boatmen service companies Verenigde Bootlieden and Montis Mooring & Boatservice for port operations.
Image: Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tug. Photo: courtesy of Damen Shipyards Group.