Challenges & Opportunities of Bigger Tugs
Architects and engineers are working to meet the challenges of designing larger tugs with higher horsepower. With requests from operators for more horsepower and more bollard pull, tug designs need to be produced on a much bigger scale and must meet Tier 4 and Subchapter M requirements (and possibly SOLAS depending on where the boat operates). Designs will also need to incorporate the sizing of engine rooms to fit more power and exhaust treatment systems, like SCR. Hear from designers on the design packages already implemented and launched. Identify the challenges, lessons learned, opportunities to be had and what the future of bigger tugs holds.