Newest Z-Tech Tug for Texas Gulf

Monday, December 01, 2008

Tuesday, Nov. 25, Suderman and Young Towing Company (S&Y) announced the addition of the new Z-Tech tug Evelena to its coastal Texas fleet. Along with Thor, launched in 2007.

“Because of the deepening and widening of the Houston Ship Channel, much bigger ships now call into the Port of Houston,” said Lamar Doyle, President of S&Y. “With the addition of the Evelena Z-Tech to our fleet we will offer more capacity, more power and greater maneuverability to handle the larger vessels along the Texas Gulf Coast.”

The Z-Tech design incorporates a standard Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) and Z-drive configurations. With its 360 degree turning wheel, the design improves maneuverability, while the Evelena Z-Tech’s much larger skeg boosts towing capability and directional stability. The tug measures 98.5 ft in length overall and 39.3 ft in beam, and has bollard pull ahead of more than 82 tons and bollard pull astern of more than 80 tons.

The Z-Tech design was developed by naval architect Robert Allan of Vancouver. Evelena was built in Orange, Texas by Orange Shipbuilding Co., a division of Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, Louisiana.

(www.SandY-tugs.com)

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