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Tugs & pushboats

The marine industry is increasingly turning to more advanced solutions as the cost of available technology decreases, and its reliability is substantiated. The environmental and economic viability of these complex solutions typically results from an integrated approach, encompassing vessel design, equipment selection, and on-site support for the shipyard and owner.

No other company in the world can match Wärtsilä’s extensive portfolio of products, systems and solutions for tugs from 700kw to the largest in the market. We serve Conventional, LNG and Hybrid tug vessels with complete power and propulsion systems, electrical and automation technology, a range of environmental solutions and much more, all of which are tailored to suit your operational needs. We are also able to provide a range of environmental ship designs where we are able to fully integrate these products and systems to ensure greater efficiency and lower operating costs. Furthermore, our Smart Vessel Technology provides cutting edge solutions for our customers needs. 

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The Wärtsilä Intellitug Project

Co-creating new capabilities with our ecosystem partners, with the end users being at the heart of everything we do. This ensures that the solution is fit for purpose and human-centric taking forward and building upon valuable experiences as well as the expertise from the people impacted by new technology

Vilja Escort Tug

The variety of missions and skills required to crew a tug mean it is a demanding and critical role in ports and coastal areas across the globe. To meet these demands we know a tug needs to be reliable, efficient and above all safe in every operating profile. 

Our smart marine solutions are also bringing new technologies to increase efficiency and reduce costs in a safety conscious environment from smart navigation between missions to situational awareness for safety Wärtsilä is the partner you can rely on to pull it's weight.

Read more from this Vilija Escort Tug Press Release.

Wärtsilä HYTug

Since tugs typically operate in close coordination with other vessels in busy waterways such as harbours, they are particularly affected by environmental aspects, and the need for compliance is an ever-increasing concern for tug owners and operators. Wärtsilä offers a portfolio of designs and solutions for greater environmental sustainability.

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Business White Paper: Wärtsilä HY TUG propulsion system

With regulatory compliance becoming more and more of a global issue, Wärtsilä is launching new propulsion systems for tugs emphasising environmental sustainability. The systems have been developed utilising the company’s strong competences in hybrid propulsion technology. Since tugs typically operate in or close to harbours, they are particularly affected by environmental considerations, and the need to reduce emissions is an increasing concern for tug owners and operators.

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Products & services


  • Kurtarma 11 and 12
    Wärtsilä propulsion solutions producing superior power for two new tug boats

    Kurtarma 11 and 12

  • Port of Luleå, hybrid escort tug
    The Swedish Port of Luleå located on the environmentally sensitive Gulf of Bothnia, needed an escort tug operating during the summer and an icebreaker operating in harsh conditions duing the winter. This operational flexibility combined with notable environmental benefits, will be brought to the Port of Luleå by the Wärtsilä HY solution. The two Wärtsilä HY hybrid power modules ordered for the tug will be capable of operating on electrical battery power when in transit, and the “hybrid diesel-electric” mode will allow the number of prime movers utilised to be reduced to just one for various operational tasks, resulting in considerable economic gains.

    Port of Luleå, hybrid escort tug

  • W TUG 80
    The W TUG 80 is the Wärtsilä Ship Design solution for an escort tug of 80 tonnes bollard pull.

    W TUG 80

  • W TUG 60
    The W TUG 60 is the Wärtsilä Ship Design solution for a harbour tug of 60 tonnes bollard pull.

    W TUG 60


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HYbrid on ice

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Wärtsilä HY sets a new benchmark

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23 October 2017
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30 May 2017
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