Med Marine and the Ereğli Shipyard have started constructing their 100th tug in Karadeniz Ereğli, on the Turkish Black Sea coast
Together they are building a harbour tug with 75 tonnes of bollard pull.
Executives from Ereğli Shipyard and Med Marine witnessed the steel cutting for this ASD tug at a ceremony at the shipyard on 17 March 2021.
The ER100 azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug will have an overall length of 25 m and maximum draught of 5.75 m. Built to Robert Allan’s RAmparts 2100 kW design for harbour towage and ship assistance, it will have a beam of 12 m and moulded hull depth of 4.6 m.
Ereğli Shipyard will install two Caterpillar 3516C main diesel engines generating 2,100 kW of power at 1,600 rpm.
Med Marine employs Ereğli Shipyard to build tugboats for its own fleet and for other vessel operators. Eregli Shipyard is one of the largest shipyards in Turkey with its 162,000 m2 area and 30,000 m2 indoor space to build tugboats and stainless steel IMO II type chemical and oil product tankers.
It has completed almost 200 newbuilding projects including tugboats, tankers, mooring vessels and pilot boats.
Tug newbuildings, class, safety and stability issues will be discussed during Riviera’s first ITS TUGTECHNOLOGY Webinar Week on 29-31 March - use this link for more details and to register for these webinars