Caterpillar Selected by Transient National Ports Authority to Power Harbor Tugs

Hamburg, Germany - Caterpillar Marine is pleased to announce MaK™ 8 M 25 C propulsion engines have been selected by Transnet National Ports Authority to power eight identical 70 ton bollard-pull tugs on order at a South African shipyard. The tugs will be 31 meters in length with a beam of 12.5 meters and will each be powered by 2x MaK  8 M 25 C engines with a total output of approximately 5332 kW. The MaK engines will be delivered between 2015 and 2018.

“Caterpillar is firmly committed to providing powerful, sustainable solutions to the global commercial tug operators and our Cat® and MaK engines are ideal for operators looking to enhance the efficiency of their operations” said David Surroca, Caterpillar Marine regional sales manager. “With outstanding engine reliability and efficiency, paired with a serviceable, maintenance-friendly design, the MaK engines will help the tug operators in reducing the operating cost and achieving highest uptime without sacrificing performance."

MaK engines offer customers a wide range of technical innovations, including excellent load response capabilities, better fuel consumption as well as long intervals between overhauls. The reduced number of components on the engine and the simplicity of the design enable easier overhauls. A proven performer in the commercial marine industry, MaK engines are the chosen power solutions for vessel owners in need of rugged, reliable power.

“With our excellent service organization we are looking forward to provide this customer all our service solutions to ensure the highest uptime,” added Wynand Van Zyl, Marine Manager  at Barloworld Power, the Cat dealer for South Africa.

Cat marine power and propulsion solutions are backed by the worldwide Cat dealer network with trained technicians to ensure service support is never out of reach. Visit us at SMM Hamburg in Hall A4 at Booth #204. For more information on Caterpillar Marine, visit For information on Cat Propulsion products, visit Follow us on Facebook: and Twitter @catmarineglobal.

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About Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar Marine, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, groups all the marketing and service activities for Cat and MaK™ marine diesel, dual fuel and gas power and propulsion systems within Caterpillar Inc. The organisation provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 93 to 16,800 kW in main propulsion and 10 to 16,100  kWe in marine generator sets as well as a comprehensive portfolio of propulsion solutions. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in ocean-going, commercial marine and pleasure craft wherever they are.

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Hamburg, Germany - Caterpillar Marine will unveil new power ratings for the Cat® C175 propulsion engine for commercial vessels at the 2014 SMM Exhibition, held September 9 -12 in Hamburg, Germany. Designed specifically as a high speed power solution for commercial applications including ocean going and harbor tugs, the C175-16 propulsion engine is now available with ratings of 2239 bkW - 2550 bkW @ 1800 rpm.

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