If your vessel spends the majority of its time in standby, position-keeping or low-speed transit modes, a conventional diesel-mechanic propulsion system may be costing you too much in fuel, maintenance and overall lifecycle expenses.
Hybrid propulsion systems give you the full diesel-mechanic power and performance you need in work mode — then let you switch to more efficient diesel-electric operation in other applications. The result? Higher average engine load, fuel savings, significantly reduced maintenance costs, increased uptime and a lot more.
Take a closer look at how the two types of propulsion differ and explore which applications make the most sense for each system.Discover the differences
Plugging existing vessel data into an evaluation tool, one tugboat operator discovered big differences—and significant savings—in utilization, fuel consumption and cost of ownership with a hybrid system.Read the case study
Discover why this Houston, Texas-based company recently selected a “stern-to-stem” Cat® hybrid propulsion system for two new tugboats that will operate in Lake Charles, Louisiana.Learn why