Med Marine Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for Svitzer Newbuilds

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 21, 2020

(Photo: Med Marine)

(Photo: Med Marine)

Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine on Thursday held a keel-laying ceremony at Ereğli Shipyard for two new icebreaking tugs being constructed for Svitzer.  

Kim Caspersen, Svitzer's New Building Site Manager, said the vessels will operate within the company's Scandinavia fleet to serve northern European costumers predominantly in Denmark and Sweden.

Engineered for operations in extreme winter conditions, the 30-meter tugs are TundRA 3000 designed by Canada's Robert Allan Ltd.

Length overall: 30m
Beam: 12.6m
Beam including fenders: 13.2m
Depth molded: 5.7m
Maximum draft: 5.6m
Gross tonnage: <500GT
Minimum bollard pull: 60t
Power: Approximately 3,900kW

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