China’s CNOOC Orders Dedicated LNG-Powered Tug Boats

Rolls-Royce has won an order from Chinese state oil company CNOOC, to power a claimed Asia’s first gas powered tug. The order is for two tugs to be built at the Zhenjiang shipyard in Jiangsu, China, with an option for an additional two. The first tug is planned for delivery by the end of 2014.

Each tug features a pair of Rolls-Royce Bergen C26:33L9PG engines