Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard has delivered six tugs in just two weeks as it completes several newbuilding projects in a hectic period of activity
Its latest completions, Xu Wei Gang Xiao 1 and Xu Wei Gang Xiao 2 tugboats, were delivered to owner Lianyungang Xuwei Port Co on 12 June.
These 28.6-m azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugs each have installed power of 3,676 kW, fire-fighting systems for emergency response, a moulded beam of 10.4 m and hull depth of 4.8 m for shallow water operations in Lianyungang Port.
With speeds of up to 13.45 knots, they have a bollard pull ahead of 65.6 tonnes, an astern bollard pull of 60.3 tonnes and can store fuel to transit up to 1,200 nautical miles.
An ASD tug with fire-fighting capabilities was completed at the shipyard on 9 June with Zhenjiang Shipyard in Jiangsu province delivering Yong Gang Xiao Tuo 9 to Ningbo Yonggang Tugboat Co.
This 42.5-m tug has installed power of 4,120 kW, providing a top speed of 13.45 knots with a beam of 11 m and moulded depth of 5 m. Bollard pull astern is 64 tonnes and bollard pull ahead 70.2 m, and the tug carries enough fuel to sail 1,200 nautical miles.
The early June deliveries followed a period at the end of May when the shipyard completed three harbour tugs in as many days for domestic owners with Yong Gang Tuo 32 and Yong Gang Tuo 33 delivered to Ningbo Yonggang Tugboat Co on 29 May.
These 39-m tugs each have a beam of 10.6 m, speed of 13.2 knots, power of 3,680 kW delivering bollard pull ahead of 64 tonnes and astern of 57.4 tonnes. Both Yong Gang Tuo tugs are fitted with four 85 m3 tanks for transporting external water, and have enough fuel to sail 1,200 nautical miles.
Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in May, completed the first of two ASD tugs it was building for Tianjin South Port Co delivering Nan Gang Tuo 9 on 31 May. This 38-m ASD tug has two main engines with 1,912 kW of power and a top speed of 13.4 knots, bollard pull ahead of 63.2 tonnes, astern bollard pull of 57.5 tonnes, beam of 10.6 m and fire-fighting equipment to FiFi1 class.
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