Svitzer selected Damen Shipyards to provide four ATD 2412 tugs as part of its ongoing fleet renewal program.
The four new tugs are of Damen’s 24-metre Azimuth Tractor Drive (ATD) design, with twin fins, a bollard pull of minimum 65 tonnes and accommodation space for four crewmembers.
The vessels, equipped with a hydraulically driven aft winch and two Caterpillar 3516C TA HD/D main engines, have a top speed of 12 knots.
The first two vessels, to be named Svitzer Maimon and Svitzer Beata, will be delivered in mid-April 2016, and are designated as fleet renewal for the port operations fleet in the Dominican Republic.
The last two will be delivered in the middle of August. The destination for these two tugs is yet to be decided, according to Svitzer.