Saturday, December 3, 2022

Svitzer Acquires Two MED-A2885 RAstar 2800 Series Tugboats From Med Marine To Strengthen Its Suez Canal Fleet

Svitzer has announced extending the current contract with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) to provide services and Med Marine will supply two Robert Allan Ltd-designed MED-A 2885 series RAstar 2800 tugs with firefighting and escort notations, delivering 75 tons of bollard pull.

With this new contract, Svitzer will be operating six vessels in the Suez Canal and these two newly joined tugboats will be operating in Port Said and Port Suez.

Med Marine is scheduled to deliver the new RAstar 2800 tugs to Svitzer by the end of May 2022 from its Eregli Shipyard on Turkey’s Black Sea coast.

Commenting on the contract, Melis Üçüncü, Sales Manager of Med Marine, said:

“We are thrilled to be delivering our most favorable tugs to Svitzer. Deliveries of these boats are as exciting as the other projects we have with our valuable client. We are very excited about for the contract and being able deliver state of the art units to Svitzer.”

The tugboat’s specifications include:

LENGTH O.A.                        28,40 m

BEAM                             13,00 m

DEPTH                                  5,40 m

DRAFT BASELINE                   4,10 m

DRAFT EXTREME                    5,70 m

GROSS TONNAGE                   < 500

BOLLARD PULL                      75 tons

SPEED                                   12 knots (approx.)

MAIN ENGINES                       CATERPILLAR 3516C/ 2×2100 kW @ 1600 rpm


ASD PROPOLSION UNITS       2X KONGSBERG US 255S FP 2800 mm DIA with slipping clutch for FIFI 1 

ACCOMMODATION                  10 people with  MLC Compliant

About Med Marine:

Med Marine is a leading Turkish shipbuilder and leading tugboat operator. The firm employs Eregli Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Turkey based on some 180.000 sqm with more than 30.000 sqm indoor areas to build state-of-the-art tugboats, work boats, offshore vessels and coated/Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers, either for its own operations or clients around the world. Med Marine has a very wide selection of state of the art tug boat design portfolio and the shipyard is constantly being improved with advanced production standards by keeping up with latest health, safety and environmental regulations. Med Marine has successfully completed the construction and delivery of almost 200 projects, including tugboats, chemical/oil tankers, mooring and pilot boats.

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About Svitzer:

As part of Maersk, an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains from end to end; Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea since 1833. With 4,000 employees, a fleet of more than 430 vessels and operations all over the world, the Danish company is the global market leader in towage and marine related services.

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