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Tasneef signs MoU with Drydocks World on LNG powered harbour tug

Tasneef signs MoU with Drydocks World on LNG powered harbour tug
Tasneef has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Drydocks World and Dubai Maritime City (DMC) to provide classification services for its LNG-powered harbour tug.

Drydocks World announced plans in May to build a dual-fuel harbour tug under the name Elemarateyah, that can run on both LNG and MDO.

Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World expressed confidence of the success in their collaboration with Tasneef to build the LNG-powered tug. Drydocks World also signed a MoU with engine maker Wärtsilä

"We always encourage building green technologies. The environmental and economic advantages of using LNG as a marine propulsion fuel are immeasurable.Use of LNG will reduce emissions of NOx and CO2 by approximately 85% and 25% respectively,” said Saif Al-Rashidi, fleet support manager at Tasneef.

Our combined initiative with leaders in their respective fields aims to implement LNG technology at our yard and develop appropriatefacilities therebyencouraging the commercial use of the technology.”

Tasneef was founded in 2012 and last week Drydocks World Dubai announced it was switching the classification of its fleet of vessels to the UAE classification society.