Remolques Gijoneses has expanded its fleet in northern Spain with a new harbour tug with fire-fighting systems for emergency response
Turkish builder Med Marine has delivered an azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug to the Spanish tug operator after building a MED-A2575 series vessel, based on a RAmparts 2500W Robert Allan design. This 25.2-m ASD tug will be used for ship handling, coastal towing and escort duties in the port of Gijon.
Its two Caterpillar 3516C engines each produce 2,100 kW of power at 1,600 rpm and drive two Kongsberg US255 SP30 thrusters with fixed pitch propellers, giving a bollard pull of 70 tonnes and speed of 12 knots.
Med Marine also installed two Cat 4.4 generator sets, each producing 99 kW of electrical power at frequency of 50 Hz and at 1,500 rpm.
With a beam of 12 m, the tug also has a FIFI E fire-fighting system that includes one pump driving 1,400 m3/hr of water and foam through one monitor.
Remolques Gijoneses’ core activity is to provide towage services at the port of Gijon. It also operates in the high seas and provides rescue, salvage and fire-fighting services when required.
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