GONDAN delivered hybrid-powered icebreaking tug, VILJA
GONDAN Shipbuilders delivered the new hybrid-powered icebreaking escort tug, which left Port of Gijón to head for Port of Luleå, Sweden.
Awarded to GONDAN as the result of an international competition amongst world renowned shipyards, this compact icebreaker is the most powerful hybrid escort tug of this size in the world. It is equipped with an innovative hybrid propulsion system featuring diesel main engines, shaft motor/generators and batteries, which grant a great operational flexibility and results in lower maintenance costs, reduced emissions and fuel savings. Fully customized to operate in extreme climate conditions, this tug is designed to perform icebreaking, ice management, escort, ship-assistance, coastal towing, fire-fighting and navigation aids service duties on the icy waters of the northern Gulf of Bothnia.