The Eren Holdings subsidiary purchased a 2018-built Bogacay-class tug from Sanmar’s own fleet to support shipping using Eren Port on Turkey’s Black Sea coast
Bogacay XXXIII is the third tugboat Sanmar has sold to Eren Energy. It was built by Sanmar at the Altinova Shipyard in Turkey to Robert Allan’s RAmparts 2400SX design.
Bogacay XXXIII has an overall length of 24.4 m and a moulded beam of 11.25 m. It is a twin Z-drive, diesel-powered tug, designed for maximum efficiency and performance when handling sea-going ships. Its two main engines each produce 1,765 kW of power to give this tugboat a bollard pull of 60 tonnes and a free running speed of 13 knots. Bogacay XXXIII comes with a FiFi1 class fire-fighting system and a fuel capacity of 74.2 m3.
Eren Holding has business interests in paper, packaging, cement, energy, retail, textile, tourism and ports. It invested US$200M in Eren Port in Zonguldak, with construction completed in 2010.
Eren Port has an annual unloading capacity of 10M tonnes. It can handle Capesize and Panamax vessels.
Bogacay XXXIII joins a fleet of tugs in the port including two tugboats with a traction force of 45 tonnes each, a pilot boat and a mooring boat.
Eren Holdings also operates the smaller Medcem port in Mersin, where it plans to export clinker and cement on 30,000-dwt vessels.
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