Ukrainian industrial and shipping group Nibulon has launched a second tug in its multi-vessel newbuilding campaign.
Nibulon-9 is the second of Nibulon’s POSS-115 project tugs. When completed, it will operate in Ukraine to escort convoys of non-self-propelled vessels along the Dnieper River and the Buh-Dnipro-Lyman Canal.
This tug will have an overall length of 37.2 m and a shallow draught of 2.54 m to access the river and canal system. Nibulon-9 will have a top speed of 11 knots and power capacity of 1,320 kW.
Nibulon intends to construct four POSS-115 project tugs in the shipyard’s 2018-2019 programme. It launched the first tug in October 2018 and is continuing completion work.
This month, it has been installing rudder propellers, mounting the gear to lift the pilot house and installing pipework. Nibulon expects this tug to enter service by December this year.
Nibulon’s shipyard is also building P-140, a self-propelled high-capacity vessel with two cranes and a lifting capacity of 10,000 tonnes. Nibulon expects to receive the Liebherr cranes for this project in May 2019.
The shipyard is being upgraded with new warehousing and workshops for painting and insulation work.