KOTUG invests in modern powerful tugs
As part of the global strategy, KOTUG continues to invest in modern and powerful tugs to provide high quality services with well trained, dedicated and certified crew. We are proud to announce the introduction of the following modern and powerful tugs that will support our global growth:
April 2013, SD Salvor
SD Salvor is a Rampart, 3200 Robert Allan design Sterndrive deep sea tug with a bollard pull of 67 tons. SD Salvor will join the fleet to strengthen KOTUG’s seagoing and offshore activities.
April 2013, SD Sparta
SD Sparta is a new build Rampart 3200 Robert Allan design Sterndrive harbour tug with a bollard pull of 66 tons, built by Medmarine Shipyards Turkey.
June 2013, SD Dolphin
SD Dolphin is a new build Damen 3212 Sterndrive harbour tug with a bollard pull of 80 tons. KOTUG needed an additional powerful harbour tug quickly and Damen could deliver her from stock”.
Mid 2014, four new designed Rotor®tugs “ART 80-32” will be build:
The revolutionary new ART 80-32 Rotor®tugs are designed by KST B.V. and Robert Allan Ltd. The Rotor®tugs are 32 meters long and have a bollard pull of minimum 80 tons over the stern and bow.
The order for these four new ART 80-32 Rotortugs has been placed at two shipyards, Damen Shipyards and Cheoy Lee Shipyards. Two new build hybrid Rotor®tugs will be constructed by Damen Shipyards in Europe. It is the first time that Damen Shipyards constructs a Robert Allan design hybrid Rotor®tug. These Rotor®tugs will be equipped with Aspin Kemp & Associates’ (AKA) XeroPoint Hybrid Propulsion System, similar as the first E-KOTUG, RT Adriaan.
The other two new build Rotor®tugs will be built at the well known Cheoy Lee Shipyards Hong Kong. It is the first time that Cheoy Lee Shipyards constructs a Robert Allan design Rotor®tug. All four vessels will be delivered in 2014. KOTUG will charter this newly designed harbour tugs from Elisabeth Ltd.