$158.3m, 14-Tug contract Awarded

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Panama Canal Authority awarded Astilleros Armon S.A., a ship building and repairing company based in Spain, a $158.3 million contract to acquire 14 new tugs to increase the current fleet to meet the projected growth of transits on the waterway.
The contract was awarded to the company offering the best value proposal. The tender was opened to wider competition with the participation of 20 companies from countries in South America, Europe and Asia.
The contract involves the construction, testing and staggered delivery of 14 tractor-type tugs of 70 tons, the first of which will be received within 600 days of being awarded.
The tugs will assist larger vessels transiting the Canal current and expand transit operations, anchoring and other maneuvers in the waterway.
The Panama Canal currently has a fleet of 36 tugs to assist more than 14,000 transits every year.
The new Canal will operate with tugboats to assist the transit of ships, unlike the exiting canal which uses locomotives.
 

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Week's Ocean-Going Shipbuilding Orders Sparse

Despite some media reports of more significant ordering, there is only one firm shipbuilding order to report in the drybulk sector, according to the latest Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin,

DSME Gets UK Shipyard Consulting Contract

S. Korea's DSME says it is to provide naval vessel production and management consulting services for British defense company BAE. Under the terms of the agreement,

Northrop Grumman Awarded Navy IT Contract

Grumman Corporation informs it has been selected by the US Navy as one of five contractors for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES)

Shipbuilding

Week's Ocean-Going Shipbuilding Orders Sparse

Despite some media reports of more significant ordering, there is only one firm shipbuilding order to report in the drybulk sector, according to the latest Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin,

DSME Gets UK Shipyard Consulting Contract

S. Korea's DSME says it is to provide naval vessel production and management consulting services for British defense company BAE. Under the terms of the agreement,

Two MacGregor Subsea Cranes Ordered for Chinese PSVs

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a new contract from Chinese shipbuilder, Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd., for two 100-metric-ton active heave-compensated subsea MacGregor cranes.

Workboats

First Two Mooring Boats Launched for Port of Ras Laffan

Nakilat has celebrated the delivery of two 16-meter mooring boats built by shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar for towage operator Nakilat Svitzer Wijsmuller.

Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition

More than 15 tugboats are expected to participate in the Working Harbor Committee’s annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition Sunday, August 31 from 10 a.

Search Suspended for Man Overboard near Cedar Bayou

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday for a man who went missing after his shrimp boat overturned Monday near Cedar Bayou on the Houston Ship Channel.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2528 sec (4 req/sec)