Malaysian shipbuilder Tang Tiew Hee & Sons is constructing three harbour tugs and two anchor handlers for its own account and undisclosed owners.
According to BRL Shipping Consultants, the shipyard is constructing these vessels with Yanmar engines for delivery this year and in 2020.
Tang Tiew Hee & Sons is building two habour tugs of 272 gt and 30.2 m in length for delivery in Q3 2019 for its own stock, with expectations they will be resold to Asian owners. These tugs will have a breadth of 8.6 m and draught of 3.5 m, and will each have a pair of Yanmar 12AYM-WST medium-speed engines.
During Q3 2019, Tang Tiew Hee & Sons will also complete a 32.2-m harbour tug for an undisclosed buyer. This 299-gt tug will have a beam of 9.15 m and draught of 3.5 m and be outfitted with two Yanmar 12AYM-WET high-speed engines, each developing 2,440 kW of power.
The Malaysian shipyard is also building two anchor-handling tugs for its own account for resale, with deliveries scheduled for the end of this year and Q2 2020. These 481-gt vessels will be built to 40 m length, 11.9 m beam and 4.6 m depth with two Cummins QSK60M main engines that each produce 1,715 kW of power.
Yanmar is also supplying engines for a 630-gt harbour tug under construction by ENM Korea shipyard. This tug will have an overall length of 63.8 m, breadth of 13.6 m and draught of 4.5 m. It will be equipped with two Yanmar 8EY26W engines that produce 2,595 kW of power.
BRL Shipping also reported that Cheoy Lee’s Hin Lee shipyard in Zhuhai, China, has secured orders for two harbour tugs from Yiu Lian Dockyards. These 32-m tugs will have breadth of 12.8 m and depth of 5.4 m. They are scheduled for delivery in Q2 2020 and will be fitted with a pair of Niigata 8L28HX medium-speed main engines that could each generate 2,200 kW of power.
Also in China, Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard is building 11 pusher vessels for COSCO Shipping Bulk Transportation. Construction of the first seven pusher tugs was started in March 2019. These tugs will each have 2,685 kW of power for pushing full and empty barges along rivers in Guinea.
Zhenjiang Shipyard is also constructing four azimuth stern drive tugboats, each with maximum power of 4,475 kW, for Chinese tug operator Liaoning Longyun Shunze Tug.