Keppel Singmarine, a member of Keppel Offshore and Marine
, has completed four tugs for Keppel Smit Towage (KST).
Two tugs, KST Sculptor and KST Scorpius were delivered earlier and the remaining two, KST Spica and KST Sirius were delivered on September 19.
Upon delivery, these tugs will boost KST’s fleet strength from 24 to 28 tugs.
The vessels, with bollard pull of 48 tons, meet the requirements of assisting the berthing and unberthing of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) at two fixed jetties located at the Sinki Fairway, off the western sector of Singapore
Sister vessels, KST Sculptor and KST Scorpius, have a gross tonnage of 246 GT, while KST Spica and KST Sirus are 257 GT. All four tugs are equipped with fire-fighting systems, with a pumping capacity of 1,200 cubic meters per hour. Other additional features include oil dispersant and chemical dosing systems.
Keppel Singmarine has also been awarded another contract in May 2002 for the building