MAN Diesel is to supply engines to Spain’s Boluda Corporacion Maritima for nine newbuild tugs being manufactured at Boluda Shipyards.

MAN Diesel was contracted to supply 18 diesel engines for the tugs of which ten were delivered in 2009 with the remaining scheduled for 2010 and 2011.

A pair of MAN 9L27/38 main engines are destined for Boluda Group’s new terminal tug VB Bravo and 12 engines will be installed in six tug boats.

The company will also supply four engines for two tug boats owned and operated by the Shetland Island Council in the UK.

The VB Bravo is designed to assist and escort ships, conduct oil-spill recovery, pollution control and fire-fighting operations in Spanish waters.

The 116.5ft-long, 42.6ft-wide vessel can accommodate a crew of 11 and cruise at a top speed of 15kts.