Steering into a new future


Edgar Snelders

Published 01 Sep 2017
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Published 01 Sep 2017


Edgar Snelders

Steering into a new future

Taking tugboats to the next level: Improving performance with Wärtsilä's propulsion solutions

Today, there are more tugboats operating worldwide than at any time in the past. Key markets in China, Turkey, Europe, and USA have expanded and increased trade volumes are poised to drive revenue growth. The tugboat industry is upgrading its offerings to match expectations and changing demands.

In this white paper, we take a closer look at the different ways in which tugboats propulsion can be improved, and also at Wärtsilä’s next-gen thruster solutions that are designed to improve performance and reduce environmental impact.


  1. Propeller configuration (CP or FP)
  2. The power of a nozzle
  3. Taking control
  4. Vessel integration
  5. Drive trainIntegrated clutch
  6. Stroke of flexibility
  7. Environmental performance
  8. Tested to perfection
  9. A robust maintenance framework

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Edgar Snelders