Indonesian tug building has returned after stagnation during the coronavirus lockdown with newbuilding projects underway for domestic ports
Shipyards in Indonesia have picked up orders to construct six new harbour tugs for delivery later this year and into 2021. These contracts are for Indonesian owners for tugs with more power and greater capabilities than existing vessels in the nation’s ports to handle larger ships in varying weather and sea conditions.
Owner Pertamina Trans Kontinental has contracted shipyard PT Dumas Tanjung Perak to build two 472-gt harbour tugs with an overall length of 33.4 m.
The first of these tugs is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2021, with the second either by the end of March or in Q2 2021. These will each have two medium-speed Niigata 6L25HX diesel engines and breadth of 10.5 m, according to BRL Shipping Consultants.
An unnamed tug owner has turned to Batamec shipyard to construct two harbour tugs for delivery in Q1 2021. These 472-gt tugs will also have overall length of 33.4 m, breadth of 10.5 m and hull depth of 5.2 m. They will have two Yanmar 6EY22AW engines, each producing 1,350 kW at 900 rpm. Combined, these engines will provide each tug with 38 tonnes of bollard pull.
In 2019, Batamec delivered two azimuth stern drive tugs to PT Pertamina Trans Kontinental with similar size parameters and bollard pull capabilities.
Transko Kepodang and Transko Mural were built to ABS class and with azimuthing fixed pitch and steerable thrusters in nozzles.
Another shipbuilder, PT Orela Shipyard, is constructing two harbour tugs for an undisclosed owner with Niigata 6L25HX engines. These tugs will also have an overall length of 33.4 m and breadth of 10.5 m.
The first of these is due for delivery in Q4 2020 and the second in Q1 2021.
The latest tug delivery to PT Pertamina Trans Kontinental’s fleet was a dual-fuel vessel built at PaxOcean Graha Trisaka yard in Batam Indonesia.
Transko Rajawali is a 34-m tug with 60 tonnes of bollard pull. It was delivered in August 2019 with Niigata Z-Peller engines and a type-C ISO-certified LNG tank on the main deck.