New ocean-going tug for Cenac TowingVessel & ROV News // May 23, 2003
The Cummins powered vessel is the company's largest tug, and marks a milestone for both Cenac and Cummins as it is the first tug into service with Cummins' recently introduced QSK60 engines.
With three of the new engines, each turning its own propeller, the Andrea Cenac will work as an 8000hp classed vessel.
The engines turn into Twin Disc MG DR5600 marine gears with 7:1 ratios.
The massive 90in props are enclosed in Kort nozzles that have been faired into the hull to maintain the boat's 12ft working draft.
Walt Cenac, marine manager for the company, reported that the vessel would be christened on May 23 and in service shortly after that date.
It will tow a 425ft by 70ft 50,000-barrel barge in deep water Gulf of Mexico service.