Vletterlieden purchases its first new tug from Damen Shipyards to expand ship and offshore services from the Port of Ijmuiden
Damen is completing a multipurpose stand tug for Vletterlieden ready for delivery in January 2021. This vessel was already built to a Damen Stan Tug 1004 design at a shipyard in China and mobilised to the Netherlands before Damen secured the purchase order.
Vletterlieden, which signed the contract on 2 October, said this stan tug will be used for tasks including mooring, supply, crew transfer and diving support in marine and offshore sectors.
It was built at Damen Shipyards Changde in China and is now at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in the Netherlands being outfitted with equipment required by Vletterlieden including a crane, a generator set and coupling winches to fulfil its multi-purpose functionality.
Damen builds its Stan Tug 1004 with an overall length of 10.7 m and beam of 4.5 m, with 4.1 tonnes of bollard pull, maximum speed of 8.3 knots and total power of 221 kW.
Vletterlieden has long history of providing port services to ships and the offshore sector from the Port of Ijmuiden. It assists in mooring and unmooring ships and supplies equipment, material and people to vessels and offshore windfarms as part of a tender service.
Vletterlieden operates in the IJmond port area, in the North Sea Canal and up to 30 miles offshore from Ijmuiden. It sails to the anchorages and the windfarms Prinses Amalia, Egmond aan Zee and Luchterduinen.
Vletterlieden also supports marine and quayside services for Tata Steel.
Operating tugs in multi-purpose functions will be dicussed in depth during Riviera’s Smart Tug Operations virtual conference on 1 December - use this link for more details and to register for this event
Future requirements for offshore windfarm support services will be presented during Riviera’s Offshore Wind Webinar Week from 2 November - use this link for details of these multiple events and to register for the webinars