A new tug was delivered to an Israeli port to assist ships delivering coal for power generation
Med Marine built 31.5-m tug Hadera at the Eregli Shipyard for National Coal Supply Corp (NCSC)’s fleet operating in the port of Hadera.
This new tug needed a shallow draught of 4.9 m for full access within the coal import port and a bollard pull of 75 tonnes to handle increasingly large bulk carriers.
Med Marine built this harbour tug as part of its MED-A3280-SD (shallow draught) series, based on a Robert Allan RAmparts 3200-SD design. Although more than 400 RAmparts 3200 tugs have been built worldwide, Hadera is the first of this type with a shallower draught.
Robert Allan naval architects adapted the design for this shallow draught requirement, so it can operate in shallow and difficult waters such as rivers.
“Thanks to Robert Allan’s expertise, we were able to build this lower draught MED-A3280-SD series tug with full performance capabilities,” said Med Marine business development chief Eylül Turhan.
NCSC, a state-run corporation under full ownership of Israeli Electric Corp, handles the procurement of coal and its transportation from source countries to power stations in Ashkelon and Hadera. It co-operated with Med Marine to produce and deliver Hadera in December 2020
This tug is capable of ship handling, coastal towing, vessel escort and general purpose duties. Hadera has a top speed of 12.5 knots, a pair of Caterpillar 3516C main diesel engines generating 2,350 kW at 1,800 rpm driving two Schottel SRP 460 thrusters with controllable pitch propellers of 270 cm diameter.
Hadera has a FIFI1-class fire-fighting unit, incorporating two pumps in the engineroom. These each pump 1,375 m3/hr to two foam and water monitors and a water spray system. Its deck machinery includes a THR Marine towing winch on the fore deck and a Toimil T-10500M/2 crane on the aft deck.
The Eregli Shipyard is one of the largest in Turkey with a 185,000 m2 area and 220-m slipway.
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