E-KOTUG: Europe' s first hybrid Rotor®Tug
In partnership with Aspin, Kemp and Associates (AKA) the construction of Europe’s first hybrid tugboat has been developed. As from 14 November 2011 Rotor®Tug RT Adriaan, operating in the Port of Rotterdam, is retrofitted with a XeroPoint Hybrid Propulsion System. As from March 6th 2012, this conversion is completed and the first E-KOTUG rejoined the KOTUG fleet to optimize its hybrid modes. The EKOTUG is the first hybrid tug built under class-certification.
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KOTUG’s Green Performance
KOTUG has built its reputation as an innovative player, thanks to years of experience and knowledge. KOTUG and its employees have an active Go Green policy. We see sustainability and innovation as a challenge, we worked these values into our business strategies. Most visible examples of our green commitment are shutting of ship engines and relying on shore-side power in the port, LED lighting on board, green passport for our tug materials, washable filters, sulphur free bunker fuels and winning the Fuel Save Competition for Dutch Inland Shipping.
KOTUG demonstrates with its E-KOTUG its ongoing commitment to the environment and the lowering of emissions.
“Our company is committed to hybrid tugnology. To be a leader for our community and to be good for the environment means for us a challenge”, said Ard-Jan Kooren - CEO of KOTUG International.
KOTUG collaborates with other parties who are seeking durability in the maritime sector. With the business network Deltalinqs Energy Forum, KOTUG is ambassador for promoting the sustainable inland shipping. A Letter of Cooperation has been signed with the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Rotterdam Climate Initiative. Read the brochure "Sustainability Monitor" of Rotterdam Climate Initiative.