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hama

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Cool tug, in many ways.
« on: October 08, 2019, 06:11:42 PM »

This is a new tug, delivered from Spain this spring, to the tug company Lulea Bogser up in northernmost part of Sweden. She is currently at a shipyard in Stockholm where I spotted her. She is a hybrid tug, diesel electric with batteries to take her in and out of the harbour. Ice breaking tug built to assist iron ore bulkers in Port of Lulea. I have met her captain once and am very keen on trying to see if I can make a visit onboard..
Would make a nice model!
All the best.
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Re: Cool tug, in many ways.
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 04:16:25 PM »

 Today the nice captain let me and some colleagues onboard to see this lovely tug and he and the chief engineer gave us a tour. Both forward and aft winches are inside the deck house to be protected from the ice and snow.
They told us that so far the hybrid propulsion has been a great success.  During development they aimed for being able to move to and from assistance by battery power, but it turned out that they can do a full assist on batteries. And when I saw the batteries themselves I was truly amazed,  they are tiny!
They have the option to take on more batteries later if they want to improve capacity. They can choose from a variety of power options from two diesels or only electric motors, electric motors being a generator when diesel is running. The firefighting pump was also impressive. 
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Re: Cool tug, in many ways.
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 06:09:37 PM »

All so new and tidy, l must agree she would make a nice model.


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Re: Cool tug, in many ways.
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 07:10:58 PM »

Yes she had that "new car scent" inside :-))
Another cool thing was that there was a camera crew onboard, and they were not swedish but came from far far away... %)
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Re: Cool tug, in many ways.
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 07:45:59 PM »


That's some engine test... look how fast the left prop is spinning! ......   %)



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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 08:04:39 PM »

 {-) :-))
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