Astilleros Armon has delivered two new tugs to support harbour operations in Spain. The shipbuilding group has delivered Ibaizabal Doce to Compañía de Remolcadores Ibaizabal of Bilbao, and Ponga to Remolques Gijonenses of Gijón.
Both tugs are based on Robert Allan’s RAmparts 2400-W design with a mean bollard pull of 70 tonnes and a free running speed of more than 13 knots. Armon’s Vigo shipyard built Ibaizabal Doce and Armon’s Navia shipyard built Ponga.
These 24.5m tugs each have a pair of Caterpillar 3516C engines, each rated 1,920kW at 1,600 rpm. They drive Schottel fixed pitch, Model type SRP 1215 FP, Z-drives through a straight line shafting system. They have fire-fighting systems rated at FiFi 1 and accommodation for six crew.
Robert Allan said the RAmparts 2400-W design is: “A powerful, yet agile, and compact tug with a good deadrise for improved thruster performance, modest side flare and a half-raised forecastle deck for good seakeeping.”