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Grandweld Delivers Pair of Ramparts 3200 Escort Tugs to Abu Dhabi Ports Company

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August 14, 2012

Al Fenci, a RAmparts 3200 tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd

Vancouver-based naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd announced today the delivery of the Al Fenci and Al Durrah, the first two new RAmparts 3200 tugs, to Abu Dhabi Ports Company.  Built by Grandweld Shipyards, these vessels are specially designed to assist in marine and harbour operation at Khalifa Port including escorting & towing, mooring/unmooring, and fire-fighting operations.

Jamal Abki, General Manager of Grandweld Shipyards commented:

“We wish to thank Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) for giving us the opportunity to build their first tugs for Khalifa Port.

We at Grandweld understood the requirement of ADPC for high standard and top quality tugs.  Therefore, these tugs were built to the most advanced design and fitted with the highest quality equipments that will ensure reliability and mission readiness for heavy duty operations at the Port.

We are proud to advise that both, Al Fenci and Al Durrah have successfully passed stringent testing requirements during extensive sea trials that was attended and certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS Class).

Both vessels over performed on speed and bollard pull figures, which categorize the capabilities and value of the tugs”

The design is based on an intended low-manning operation, with a high standard of machinery automation. Particular attention has been paid to the crew comfort, with high levels of noise and vibration control. This is has been certified by ABS with the HAB notation for workboats.
Vessel Particulars:

The Al Fenci and Al Durrah are classed and built according to American Bureau of Shipping notations:

  •  A1 Towing Vessel (55T BP),  AMS, Unrestricted Navigation, Fi-Fi 1, QR, HAB + (WB)
Length O.A.:
Beam, moulded, extreme:
Depth, moulded (hull):
Maximum Draft:
– 32.00 metres
– 12.00 metres
– 5.36 metres
– 5.00 metres

Tank Capacities:

Fuel Oil:
Fresh Water:
Z-drive oil:
Oily Water:
Main engine lube oil:
– 113,000 litres
– 12,000 litres
– 10,000 litres
– 1,000 litres
– 1,500 litres
– 1,500 litres
– 2,500 litres
– 3,500 litres

On trials, the vessels met or exceeded all performance expectations, with the following results:

Bollard Pull, ahead
Bollard Pull, astern
Free running speed, ahead
Free running speed, astern
– 55 tonnes
– 50 tonnes
– 13 knots
– 12 knots
ramparts 3200 general arrangement robert allan
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