Global towage operator KOTUG has received the KVNR Shipping Award for its next-generation ART80-32 Hybrid Rotortugs.
During the 10th Dutch Maritime Awards Gala in Rotterdam, the KVNR (the Dutch shipowner’s association) presented the award to a delegation of KOTUG.
The KVNR Shipping Award jury unanimously awarded KOTUG for its first next-generation ART80-32 Hybrid Rotortug series. The propulsion configuration of these new-generation ART80-32 Hybrid Rotortugs series draws on the proven design of KOTUG’s RT Adriaan, world’s first hybrid Rotortug built under class.
In 2012 KOTUG retrofitted this conventional Rotortug into a hybrid Rotortug. RT Emotion and RT Evolution are newly designed Rotortugs, delivering optimal performance in different sailing profiles. The ‘A’ is for Advanced. These next-generation series are remarkable thanks to various distinguishing features
The optimised hull shape of the ART80-32 generation Rotortug allows ahead and astern speeds of well over 13 knots. In terms of bollard pull, 84 tonnes over the stern and 82 tonnes over the bow is achieved.
The advanced design concept benefits from improved versatility, flexibility, and the ability to respond very quickly to changes in maneuvering requirements. The end result is a user-friendly, highly responsive tug, with focus on safety.
Video about Advanced RotorTug® 80-32: https://youtu.be/Y0MSWZz5n2o