Turkish Yard to Build New Ice Class Tug Design
Med Marine based in Istanbul signed a newbuilding contract with Danish operator, Svitzer for two icebreaking tugboats. The design is new in Med Marine’s portfolio, the TundRA 3000 concept a design from Robert Allan Ltd. Once delivered, the vessels will operate across Scandinavia, predominantly serving ports in Denmark and Sweden.
The tugs are designed for operations in the full range of ice conditions, and Med Marine’s Procurement & Technical Group Manager Ertuğrul ÇETİN said “It is a great pleasure for Med Marine to experience the needs of different geographies. We are about to deliver a 23m 60TBP tugboat to Abu Dhabi at the end of this month and we are now building for Northern Europe.
The new design has a very distinctive feature from other designs in Med Marine’s portfolio. The winch is capable to operate over the stern as well via trunk running through the deckhouse. It is also located in an enclosed area to achieve perfect performance even in severe cold weather conditions.
TundRA 3000 main particulars:
• Lengt, o.a.: 30m
• Beam of hull: 12.6m
• Extreme beam (including fenders): 13.2m
• Depth molded: 5.7m
• Maximum draft: 5.6m
• Gross tonnage: <500GT
• Minimum bollard pull: 60ton
• Power: Approx. 3900 kW