Smit Lamnalco has ordered four azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugs from Damen Shipyards for projects in Australia and Oman. These companies signed contracts at 15.00, on 8 November, at the Europort exhibition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, when Tug Technology & Business was exclusively present.
Damen will build ASD 3212 design tugs for delivery between June and September next year. Two of these 32 m long tugs will be built to operate on a Rio Tinto project at Weipa in Queensland, Australia.
Another two tugs will be built for Smit Lamnalco to operate in Port of Sur in Oman on a fertilizer project.