Veth Propulsion Delivers First Z-Drives to Damen Tug


By The Maritime Executive 02-27-2018 04:50:29

Papillon is the first tug from Damen Shipyards that sails with Veth Z-drives. Many years of cooperation and built up trust have ensured that Veth Propulsion was chosen to deliver the main propulsion system for this ASD tug (type VZ-1100A with Mitsubishi engines of 1040 kW).

“Veth Propulsion and Damen Shipyards have been working together since the 1980s for the delivery of Veth Z-drives, tunnel bow thrusters and generator sets for different types of vessels. We are very proud that this cooperation is now awarded with the delivery of a Z-drive for an ASD tug,” says Martin van der Jagt, General Sales Manager Veth Propulsion.

Papillon is the latest addition of De Boer Remorquage SARL from Cayenne (French Guiana – neighboring Surinam), a subsidiary company of Dutch Dredging (Baggerbedrijf De Boer) from Sliedrecht and Iskes Towage & Salvage from IJmuiden, the Netherlands.

“Our delivery does not stay with this one tugboat. A new order has already been placed for a multipurpose tug/dredger, the WID 2915 Hybrid. Veth Propulsion will deliver two Veth Hybrid Drives (VZ-1250A-VHD) / 1425 kW) and a tunnel bow thruster (200 kW),” says van der Jagt. 

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