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Friday, December 15, 2017

Nine Voith Tugs for Pemex

February 11, 2015

Building Director Admiral Jose A. Sierra shows to Mexican President Pena Nieto how the Voith Schneider Propeller works in a Voith Water Tractor tugboat, during the keel laying ceremony, celebrated January 2 in the Shipyard ASTIMAR 20. (Photo: Voith Turbo)

Building Director Admiral Jose A. Sierra shows to Mexican President Pena Nieto how the Voith Schneider Propeller works in a Voith Water Tractor tugboat, during the keel laying ceremony, celebrated January 2 in the Shipyard ASTIMAR 20. (Photo: Voith Turbo)

Nine Voith Water Tractors will be built under an agreement signed with Mexico's petroleum company, Pemex, for use at oil and gas maritime terminals on both coasts of the country. 
 
Construction on four of the nine tugboats began after a keel laying ceremony at Astimar 20, Mexico's biggest shipyard, located in the port of Salina Cruz on Mexico's Pacific Coast. 
 
In attendance was Mexico's President, Enrique Peña Nieto, who spoke about the importance of the project for the country.
 
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