Redundancy

Rotortugs provide fully redundant tug systems on the individual (operational) tug level. No more extra tugs are needed ‘just in case’. In case a winch, towline, or thruster fails Rotortugs can safely finish the job at hand. Often an operation can do with one tug less because of this redundancy. No spare tug needed means direct savings for the operation.

Winches

Two towing winches (one forward, one aft) enable the Rotortug to work over either bow or stern. In case a winch is out of order or a towline breaks, the Rotortug can turnaround and reconnect quickly. Rotortugs can be fitted with similar winches as other tug designs.

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Propulsion

Rotortugs are characterized by their triple Z-drive propulsion arrangement with two thrusters forward and one thruster aft arranged in an isosceles triangle. In case a drivetrain fails, a Rotortug can finish the job at 66% power. Operating with a forward and aft thruster, or operating in a tractor configuration.

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