Papillon is the first tug from Damen Shipyards that sails with Veth Z-drives. Many years of cooperation and built up trust have ensured that Veth Propulsion was chosen to deliver the main propulsion system for this ASD tug (type VZ-1100A with Mitsubishi engines of 1040 kW).
“Veth Propulsion and Damen Shipyards have been working together since the 1980s for the delivery of Veth Z-drives, tunnel bow thrusters and generator sets for different types of vessels. We are very proud that this cooperation is now awarded with the delivery of a Z-drive for an ASD tug,”says Martin van der Jagt, General Sales Manager Veth Propulsion.
Papillon is the latest addition of De Boer Remorquage SARL from Cayenne (French Guiana – neighbouring Surinam), a subsidiary company of Dutch Dredging (Baggerbedrijf De Boer) from Sliedrecht and Iskes Towage & Salvage from IJmuiden, the Netherlands.
“Our delivery does not stay with this one tugboat. A new order has already been placed for a multipurpose tug/dredger, the WID 2915 Hybrid. Veth Propulsion will deliver 2 Veth Hybrid Drives (VZ-1250A-VHD) / 1425 kW) and a Tunnel bow thruster (200 kW),”conludes van der Jagt.