Naming Ceremony ART80-32 Hybrid Rotortug RT Evolution in London
May, 18th 2015, the ART 80-32 Hybrid Rotortug RT Evolution will be christened at the Port of London Authority’s (PLA) Greenwich Ship Tier in London during the cocktail reception of ‘Tugnology Conference’.
Mrs Elizabeth Brunton-Reed, spouse of The ABR Company’s Chairman Mr Allan Brunton-Reed, will perform the christening of RT Evolution in attendance of her family and Tugnology delegates. KOTUG chose the sponsor lady to express its appreciation and gratitude for the commitments and achievements of The ABR Company.
KOTUG operates three hybrid Rotortugs. RT Adriaan and RT Evolution are operating in the Port of Rotterdam and RT Emotion commenced her towage activities in the German port of Bremerhaven recently. RT Evolution and RT Emotion, both 32-metre hybrid next-generation ART80-32 Rotortugs® are new Damen-built tugs and designed by an alliance of Rotortug B.V. in the Netherlands and Robert Allan Ltd in Canada.
Seen as a true advancement of hybrid technology and performance, the propulsion configuration draws on the proven design of KOTUG’s RT Adriaan – world’s first hybrid Rotortug® built under class. The green results of the E-KOTUG series are 50% reduction of harmful emissions, significant noise reduction, cleaner combustion and substantial maintenance savings thanks to improved fuel economy. The Rotortug’s hybrid capacity is generated by three electric motors, complemented by a battery pack and managed by an intelligent XeroPoint Hybrid Propulsion System.
KOTUG is a leading towage operator offering its innovative services on a global scale. KOTUG operates in a variety of markets including towage services to ports, terminals and at sea as well as in the salvage, offshore and dredging industry. KOTUG is committed to the highest industry standards of health, safety, environment, quality and security. www.kotug.com
About The ABR Company
Specialises in four particular areas of the international maritime industry: tugs & towing, offshore and salvage. Chairman Allan Brunton-Reed, for many years now has published a wide variety of nautical books and magazines and organised international conferences and exhibitions. The company maintains on a daily basis a 12,500+ database of people around the world who are involved in the tug, towing, OSV and salvage business - currently 116 countries. The database is used for the distribution of our bi-monthly magazine International Tug & OSV as well as the annual Tug & OSV Review and numerous supplements. It is also used for marketing our highly successful ITS Conventions and Tugnology Conferences. The company also stocks a wide range of publications dealing with the tug, towing, salvage and OSV business, which are available through The ITS Book Club. www.tugandosv.com