Rolls-Royce receives Approval in Principle for hybrid tug propulsion system

Rolls-Royce receives Approval in Principle for hybrid tug propulsion system

Rolls-Royce received Approval in Principle (AIP) from classification organization ABS for its novel hybrid propulsion system for tractor tugs. The AIP was granted following an evaluation of the world’s first …
Nov 29, 2018 /  Vessels
Robert Allan Ltd. Designed ATB Push Tug Island Raider Enters Service

Robert Allan Ltd. Designed ATB Push Tug Island Raider Enters Service

Island Tug and Barge Ltd.’s new ATB push tug the Island Raider has entered service pushing the double hulled refined petroleum products barge, ITB Resolution. The vessel was christened September 28th at Island …
Nov 28, 2018 /  Vessels
Damen signs with Rimorchiatori Spezzini for two tugs ASD 2411

Damen signs with Rimorchiatori Spezzini for two tugs ASD 2411

Rimorchiatori Spezzini, a subsidiary of the Scafi Group, has contracted Damen Shipyards Group for two new Damen ASD Tugs 2411. The order comes as part of Scafi’s plans to expand its fleet in response to the newly …
Nov 20, 2018 /  Curious
Third Tug built to Robert Allan Ltd.’s New TRAktor 2500-SX Design Commences Operations for Svitzer

Third Tug built to Robert Allan Ltd.’s New TRAktor 2500-SX Design Commences Operations for Svitzer

The third tug built by Sanmar Shipyards to Robert Allan Ltd.’s new TRAktor 2500-SX design commenced operations on November 1st in London for Svitzer. The tug, named the Svitzer Meridian, is the second TRAktor …
Nov 16, 2018 /  Vessels
KOTUG and Petroconsult join forces to establish KOTUG PETRO Maritime (KPM)

KOTUG and Petroconsult join forces to establish KOTUG PETRO Maritime (KPM)

KPM awarded a long-term contract  by Arab Petroleum Pipelines Company SUMED   Leading global towage company KOTUG International BV has signed an agreement with Petroconsult to create a joint venture company …
Nov 13, 2018 /  Curious
Smit Lamnalco takes delivery of final two Damen ASD Tugs 3212 in four vessel order

Smit Lamnalco takes delivery of final two Damen ASD Tugs 3212 in four vessel order

Damen has delivered the third and fourth units in a four-vessel contract to leading towage company Smit Lamnalco. All four vessels are Damen’s popular and powerful ASD Tug 3212 class with a bollard pull of 80 …
Nov 13, 2018 /  Vessels
London welcomes new-built ATD tugboat

London welcomes new-built ATD tugboat

Svitzer, a leading provider of harbour and terminal towage to the global shipping industry, welcomes Svitzer Meridian in the port of London. The Meridian is the newest addition to Svitzer’s powerful fleet serving …
Nov 2, 2018 /  Vessels
Powerful Tundra 3600-H Icebreaker Tug Designed for Swedish Port Launched in Spain

Powerful Tundra 3600-H Icebreaker Tug Designed for Swedish Port Launched in Spain

Earlier this month (Oct 08), a new hybrid-powered icebreaking escort tug was launched by GONDAN Shipbuilders in Figueres, Spain. This is an important step for GONDAN Shipbuilders in unique compact icebreaker …
Oct 25, 2018 /  Vessels
Bourbon Subsea Services wins a turnkey contract for the installation of the 25 MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore windfarm

Bourbon Subsea Services wins a turnkey contract for the installation of the 25 MW WindFloat Atlantic floating offshore windfarm

Bourbon Subsea Services has been selected by Windplus to install 3 floating wind turbines of 8.3 MW, 20 km off Viana do Castelo, Portuguese coast. These turbines, with a total capacity of 25 MW, are the most powerful in …
Oct 22, 2018 /  Curious
Damen Shipyards Group and Abu Dhabi Ports sign contract for two Damen ASD Tugs 2411

Damen Shipyards Group and Abu Dhabi Ports sign contract for two Damen ASD Tugs 2411

Contract signed at Abu Dhabi Boat Show 2018 In an official ceremony at the Abu Dhabi Boat Show, Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Abu Dhabi Ports and its subsidiary Abu Dhabi Marine Services (Safeen) for …
Oct 18, 2018 /  Vessels