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Maritime Propulsion

December 2, 2021

Rolls-Royce to Supply mtu Engines for New Svitzer Tugs in Brazil

(Photo: Rolls-Royce)

Rolls-Royce revealed it is supplying eight 16V 4000 M63 mtu engines to Brazilian shipyard Rio Maguari, to be installed in four new tugboats being built for Maersk's towage arm Svitzer. The engines, each with an output of 2,000 kW, will be delivered by May 2022.

The four new tugs of the Ramparts 2300 series designed by Robert Allan Ltd. have a bollard pull of 70 tons and are to be used in ports in Brazil.

With the new vessels, Svitzer will operate a total of 11 mtu-powered tugs in Brazil. About one in five tugboats in Brazil operates with mtu propulsion, according to Rolls-Royce.

Daniel Reedtz Cohen, Managing Director at Svitzer Brazil, said, “The four new tugs are an important addition to our fleet in Brazil and play an important role in our plans for the future. We are pleased to have found the right propulsion partner for this project in Rolls-Royce and its mtu engines.”

Christof von Bank, Director Sales, Marine, Americas at Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, said, “There is no more demanding customer than Svitzer in the tugboat market – we are delighted to have once again convinced Svitzer of our mtu propulsion solutions and to continue our growth trajectory together in Brazil.”