Port of Antwerp-Bruges and CMB.TECH will soon welcome the Hydrotug, the first hydrogen-powered tugboat. The Hydrotug consists of two BeHydro V12 dual fuel medium speed engines that can run on hydrogen and traditional fuel. This ground-breaking development will be used by Port of Antwerp-Bruges as an important step in the transition to a sustainable, climate neutral port by 2050 and will be operational in the first quarter of 2023. The first water launch of the Hydrotug at Armón Shipyards in Navia Spain took place Monday, the 16th of May, and in the next few months, the remaining construction works on the ship will be completed (outfitting) so sea trials can follow later this year. The goal is to deliver the Hydrotug by the end of this year and to have it fully operational in the first quarter of 2023 in Antwerp.Dimensions: breadth: 12.5m, Length over all: 30m, moulded depth: 5mTotal of 415 kg of compressed hydrogen stored in 54x individual Type 3 cylinders installed in 6x stillages on deck2x 2MW V12 dual-fuel BeHydro enginesEU Stage V compliant after treatment (SCR and particulate filter)Tractor tug with 65 ton bollard pullClassification by Lloyd’s RegisterDouble hullVolvo Penta D8 MG Stage V for auxiliariesThe Hydrotug is part of an integral greening programme for the Port of Antwerp-Bruges fleet. With this innovation, Port of Antwerp-Bruges strives to integrate the most environmentally-friendly technologies available. The Hydrotug can store 415kg of compressed hydrogen in 6 stillages installed on deck and eliminates the emission's equivalent of 350 cars.