KOTUG cuts steel on Methanol dual-fuelled escort tugs

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KOTUG Canada Inc. has initiated the construction of two RAsalvor 4400-DFM dual fuel methanol escort tugs designed by Robert Allan Ltd., marking a significant step in the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The steel-cutting ceremony, held at Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey on February 13, 2024, signals the start of the build, aiming for a mid-2025 delivery. These tugs, named SD AISEMAHT and SD QWII-AAN’C SARAH in honour of Sc’ianew First Nation members, are set to be the first of their kind, offering substantial environmental advantages by reducing GHG emissions and underwater noise. They will escort tankers from the Port of Vancouver through the Salish Sea, in collaboration with the Sc’ianew First Nation.

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