Port of Lule?, hybrid escort tug
The Swedish Port of Lule? 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 Lule? by the W?rtsil? HY solution. The two W?rtsil? 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.