POWERFUL NEW TUG
HAIFA PORT RECEIVED A POWERFUL NEW TUG, 'Elad'
Zamakona Yards, one of Spain's main shipbuilding and ship-repair groups delivered a new Tug Boat "Elad" to Haifa Port. The new tug follows in footsteps of twin MAN 8L27/38-powered sister.
The new tug 'Elad' is a sister to the 'Ilan I', which began towing and general harbor operations at Haifa Port in 2012.
[MAN L27/38 engine]
Library picture of the 7-cylinder version of the MAN L27/38 engine.
The new tug is equipped with 2 Voith 32R5 propulsion units coupled to the two MAN 8L27/38 main engines, each developing 2,670 kW. This particular set-up will maximize harbor maneuverability and minimize emissions as well as noise and vibration levels.
Voith Schneider propellers are specialized, highly maneuverable marine-propulsion systems that can change the direction of thrust almost instantaneously. They are widely used on tugs and ferries.