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Damen LNG tug sets sail for Trinidad

LNG Industry,

The first Damen ASD 2810 has left for Trinidad, while the second vessel will leave in two weeks. The last two tugs will arrive mid-December this year. The tugs are being built at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, and will be delivered by Damen Services in Trinidad and Tobago before 1 January 2015. The vessels will provide towage services for escorting, berthing and un-berthing LNG vessels.

The ASD Tugs 2810 have a minimal bollard pull of 60 t and a maximum speed of 12.9 knots. For operation in and around LNG terminals, the vessels are fitted with rig savers on all engines, including remote shut off valves, remote-closing air intakes, gas detection systems and exterior explosion-proof lighting.

On 31 July 2013, ARC Towage singed four contracts with Damen Shipyards Group, the Dutch shipbuilder. The new building contracts with ARC Towage are the result of a special joint venture set up for the terminal berthing services for a significant energy industry player in Trinidad and Tobago.


Damen ASD 2810 leaves for Trinidad

Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe

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