Svitzer’s UK tugs to undergo biofuel refit

TUG AND SALVAGE WEEK
Photo: Svitzer

Towage operator Svitzer will convert its whole fleet of 10 tugs in London and Medway to be powered by carbon-neutral marine biofuel following a successful pilot program.

The company expects to generate CO2 emissions reductions of as much as 90 per cent after the 10 tugs complete undergoing the refit.

Initially, Svitzer’s five tugs serving the Isle of Grain LNG terminal in the Medway have been running entirely on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) biofuel since mid-November 2021. By January 2022, all 10 of Svitzer’s tugs in London will operate using HVO biofuel.

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