Ulupinar XV: An update to Sanmar’s Successful Series of ASD tugs

Press Release
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Ulupinar XV

The Ulupinar Series of compact ASD tugs has proven to be a very successful part of Sanmar’s portfolio, with 14 vessels in service; the first one delivered in 2007.

 

After five years, the Sanmar board decided that some updates were needed and Robert Allan Ltd. was contracted to provide an updated design that would keep this compact tug at the forefront of the modern tug world.  Minor cosmetic changes brought the look to a more modern standard, and improved outfit materials and method have increased crew comfort and livability, but the real changes were “under the hood”.  Upgrades to the drive and propulsion system will ensure that this model has a long future ahead of it! The first vessel has been completed and has entered service with the Sanmar fleet.


Particulars of the Ulupinar XV are as follows:
 

  • Length overall: 24.4m
  • Beam, moulded, extreme: 9.15m
  • Depth, moulded (hull): 4.04m
  • Maximum draft (DWL): 5.1m



The vessel is classed by RINA for towing and firefighting operations.
Tank capacities are as follows:

  • Fuel Oil:    73m³
  • Fresh Water:    11m³
  • Foam:        2m³
  • Sewage    :    2m³

 


On trials, Ulupinar XV met or exceeded all performance expectations, with the following results:
Bollard Pull, ahead – 50 tonnes
Bollard Pull, astern – 48 tonnes
Free Running speed, ahead – 13 knots



The  upgraded main propulsion package comprises a pair of Caterpillar 3512C high speed marine diesel engines, each rated 1500 kW at 1800rpm, and each driving a Rolls Royce US 205 drive unit, with 2.2m fixed pitch propellers.



The vessel has been outfitted to the highest standards for a crew of up to 6 people, with particular attention paid to the reduction of noise and vibrations levels. This has been accomplished by resiliently mounting the main equipment and judicious use of insulation.



The wheelhouse is designed for maximum all-round visibility with forward and aft control stations providing maximum visibility to both fore and aft deck working areas.



Deck machinery is comprised of a forward split drum ship handling winch, an aft towing winch, a quick release tow hook and retractable tow pins. Also featured are Palfinger deck crane and a 600m3 / hr Skum fire monitor.



The electrical plant comprises 2 identical Perkins Sabre 4.4TWGM diesel gen-sets, each with power output of 74kW.



Ship-handling fenders are comprised of a single row of “W” block fenders at the bow, with hollow  “D” fender providing protection at the main deck sheer line.

 


 

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

Shipbuilding

Newport News, ODU Partner for Bachelor's Degree Program

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that apprentices at Newport News Shipbuilding will now have the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree

Azeri Shipyard, BP Sign Vessel Construction Contract

Azeri state energy company SOCAR's shipyard and British oil major BP have signed a $378 million deal to design and build a subsea construction vessel for the Shah Deniz II gas project,

Fishing Vessels Fit with Wärtsilä’s NOx Reducer

Wärtsilä said its new NOx Reducer will be fitted to two new fishing vessels under construction at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey. The ships are owned by HB Grandi,

Ship Sales

Brokers Marcon Conclude Ocean Deck Barge Sale

Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington says that Pacific Coast Maritime, Inc., Seattle, Washington, a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services, Seattle,

Kvichak-built Hovercraft for Sale

The 95’ BHT-150 hovercraft SUNAX, built by Kvichak Marine Industries and owned and operated by Aleutians East Borough, is for sale through public competitive bid.

Litigation Can Cost Shipbrokers an Arm & a Leg

A survey of London solicitors by specialist intermediaries insurer ITIC has highlighted the high cost of litigation for shipbrokers and others seeking judgment in the English courts,

Naval Architecture

ABS Approves Design for GTTNA’s LNG Bunker Barge

GTT North America (GTTNA), the Houston-based subsidiary of French engineering and technology company Gaztransport & Technigaz SA (GTT), received approval in principle from ABS for the design of a 2,

Azeri Shipyard, BP Sign Vessel Construction Contract

Azeri state energy company SOCAR's shipyard and British oil major BP have signed a $378 million deal to design and build a subsea construction vessel for the Shah Deniz II gas project,

IHC Merwede Secures TSHD Order from TNPA

IHC Merwede has been awarded the contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 5,500m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) to Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in South Africa.

Vessels

GulfMark Offshore Records Highest Ever Q1 Revenue

Houston-based GulfMark Offshore President & CEO Quintin Kneen commented on his company's first quarter 2014 financial report: "We recorded our highest first quarter revenue ever,

Canadian Icebreaker Refit Contracts Awarded

The Canadian Government informs it has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc. for critical refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship 'CCGS Louis S.

Atkins Gain Maersk Oil Engineering Contract

Design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins, says it has been awarded an engineering support contract covering three of Maersk Oil’s UK assets in the North Sea.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.4121 sec (2 req/sec)