There has been an upturn in orders for tug newbuildings in Indonesian shipyards for domestic and export requirements
Four more tug newbuilding contracts have been revealed this week on top of a series of orders already captured in Q2 2020.
PT Habco Primatama shipyard was the latest to reveal contracts for three tugs. It is building two tugboats for Malaysia-headquartered Forward Marine for delivery before the end of this year.
These 250-gt tugs will have overall length of 30 m, breadth of 8.6 m and will be equipped with two Mitsubishi diesel engines that will deliver 1,520 kW of power combined. It also secured an order from Malaysia’s Tai Tung Hing for a 285-gt tug, according to BRL Shipping Consultants.
This tug will have similar hullform, propulsion and performance to the two under construction for Forward Marine and is due for delivery in October 2020.
Indonesia’s PT Daya Radar Utama shipyard will also be busy after securing a contract to build a tug for Pertamina Trans Kontinental. This 472-gt tug, to be named Transko Dara, is scheduled for delivery in February 2021. It will have an overall length of 33.4 m, breadth of 10.5 m, bollard pull of 30 tonnes and will be powered by two Yanmar engines each producing 1,350 kW at 900 rpm.
Other Indonesian shipyards have started constructing new tugs as port operators and vessel owners upgrade their towage capabilities.
PaxOcean’s PT Graha Trisaka Industri shipyard in Batam, Indonesia, is building two new escort tugs to a Robert Allan design for China Petroleum Corp to support the LNG import terminal in Shenao, Taiwan. The two 31.8-m tugs are to be named Shen Ao VII and Shen Ao VIII and delivered in Q2 2021.
Batam-based shipyard PT Cahaya Samudra is completing two harbour tugs for an Indonesian owner with delivery from next month.
Another Indonesian shipyard, PT Dumas Tanjung Perak, is building two 472-gt harbour tugs for Pertamina Trans Kontinental for delivery in Q1 2021, with the second in Q2 2021.
Also, an unnamed tug owner has turned to Batamec shipyard to construct two harbour tugs for delivery in Q1 2021.
Another shipbuilder, PT Orela Shipyard, is constructing two harbour tugs for an undisclosed owner for delivery in Q4 2020 and Q1 2021.
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