Deepsea towage tug E-Two has advanced propulsion and monitoring technology
Dutch tug owner, EMAR Offshore Services, has taken delivery of an azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug from Damen Shipyards for its harbour operations and project towage fleet.
E-Two was built to an ASD 2811 design for open sea and project towage and harbour duties. This 28-m tug has a modular marine NOx reduction system and the Damen digital platform to maximise performance and reliability.
Following completion of this tug, Damen is negotiating to build and supply another oceangoing tug to EMAR Offshore.
E-Two has mobilised to China to pick up its first tow. The ASD tug will tow a new 75-m long, 25-m wide flat-top barge, E-Barge 1, from China to the Middle East.
This barge was purchased from Damen Concordia Shipbuilding, to be used on marine construction projects in the region as EMAR Offshore establishes a business in the Middle East.
EMAR Offshore is increasing its presence in other regions with new assets, said managing director Johan van Beek. “This expansion of the fleet enables us to ramp up operations in Africa and fully establish ourselves as a leading marine services operator in the region,” he said.
E-Two was built to order with a FiFi1 fire-fighting system, aft winch and hydraulic crane. It will be deployed to assist industrial vessels to berth and unberth in major ports.
Damen improved the stability, power and manoeuvrability of its ASD tugs for the 2811 design to improve operations in harbours and restricted waterways.
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