Realizing Virtual Reality

Press Release - Imagine exploring your vessel years before its keel is even laid. What was once a fantasy is now a possibility thanks to VR (virtual reality) technology. How does one get the true sense of scale, perspective, and immersion inherent to being on board a ‘real’ vessel by looking at a 2D drawing or 3D CAD model? You simply can’t. Traditional media have served the … [Read more...]

Christening Ceremony of TundRA 3600-H Hybrid Tug VILJA

Press Release - On Tuesday the 20th of August in the Port of Luleå, Sweden, the most powerful ice-breaking tug of this size, TundRA 3600-H (Hybrid) tug VILJA was christened. About 100 people witnessed as the Board Chair Ms. Birgitta Ahlqvist broke the bottle-shaped ice sculpture specifically made for this event. Some of the speeches had to be cut short … [Read more...]

New Robert Allan Ltd. TRAktor 3000-Z Design for Bukser og Berging

Press Release - Robert Allan Ltd. has completed the design of a new TRAktor 3000-Z escort tug for Bukser og Berging of Lysaker, Norway who have placed an order for two of the vessels with Sanmar Shipyards of Turkey. The design was developed working closely with both Bukser og Berging and Sanmar to arrive at a design achieving not only the Owner’s requirements but also … [Read more...]

Lyttelton Port adds to its fleet with a RApport 2500 harbour tug

Press Release - Robert Allan Ltd. - In June 2019, Lyttelton Port Company (LPC), New Zealand, took delivery of the Piaka, a RApport 2500 harbour tug, after voyage on its own bottom from Singapore. The vessel was designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver B.C. and constructed at ASL Shipyards Ltd. in Singapore. The Piaka is named for the Adderley Head on … [Read more...]

Robert Allan Ltd. and MTU team up to develop first natural gas fuelled shallow draft pushboat

Press Release - Natural gas is quickly becoming the “fuel of choice” for the maritime industry, not only for its potential in reducing environmentally hazardous gas emissions, but also for its reduced cost when compared to other fossil fuel-based alternatives. For natural gas to become a preferred marine fuel, its availability needs to improve, and this fact alone has hindered … [Read more...]