Sanmar to Build 6 Terminal Tugs for Svitzer

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 13, 2015

Svitzer has signed a contract with Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar Shipyard for the construction of six newbuild terminal tug vessels, the first of which is scheduled for delivery in Q4 2016.

The new fleet will be 70-metric-ton bollard pull RAstar 2800-E Class ASD tugs with escort capability and accommodation space for eight crew members. The tugs will be equipped with double drum DMT render winch, 2,000 KW MTU 16V4000M63 engines, Schottel SRP 1515 thrusters and central cooling system. The new vessels will also be purpose-built for hot climates and fully prepared for FiFi1 notation with water spray.
“We have placed an order for six ASD tugs to fulfill Svitzer’s current and upcoming new contracts. These new tugs are key elements in fulfilling our profitable growth strategy,” said Kristian Brauner, Chief Technical Officer of Svitzer. “Sanmar was selected due to their outstanding safety performance and construction quality, and a competitive price.”
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