Svitzer has signed a contract with Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey for the construction of six vessels.
The vessels are being built to fulfill Svitzer’s commitment to current and upcoming new contracts in various terminal towage markets. It is expected that the first vessel will be delivered in 4Q16.
The new fleet will be 70 t bollard pull RAstar 2800-E Class ASD tugs, which are terminal tugs with escort capability and accommodation space for eight crew members. They are purpose-built for hot climates and are fully prepared for FiFi1 notation with water spray.
Kristian Brauner, Chief Technical Officer of Svitzer, said: “We have placed an order for six ASD tugs to fulfil Svitzer’s current and upcoming new contracts. These new tugs are key elements in fulfilling our profitable growth strategy […] Sanmar was selected due to their outstanding safety performance and construction quality, and a competitive price. We are very much looking forward to the tugs being completed and deployed in our fleet.”
Kasper Friis Nilaus, Chief Commercial Officer of Svitzer, added: “The vessels will support our ambitious growth strategy by delivering versatile, quality tugs that will give us an edge when competing for contracts particularly in the growth markets where we have several opportunities in the pipeline.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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