Nova Patent orders next-gen Carrousel tugs

Robert Allan Ltd has signed a new design contract with Nova Patent, signifying the start of design work on the next variant of the “Carrousel Rave” tug.

The new design will measure 28 metres long and will initially be configured to accommodate propulsion packages of at least 50 tonnes of static bollard pull while staying under 500 gross tonnes.

This CRT design features the Robert Allan Ltd- and Voith Turbo-developed “Rave” propulsion with drives arranged inline along the centreline of the hull, and a Novatug Carrousel towing system installed on the main deck.

This  combination of propulsion and towing arrangements results in fuel-efficient, effective and safe towing assistance in dynamic conditions, while the assisted ship is moving, as well good manoeuvrability for operations in confined waterways, locks and other generally tight spaces.

Two CRTs of a larger iteration of the intended model line-up, measuring 32 metres long, were recently delivered to Multraship for their operation under the names Multratug 32 and Multratug 33.

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