Talleres Navales del Golfo Begins Construction of 22-Vessel Fleet for PEMEX

Talleres Navales del Golfo shipyard
Laying the keel at Talleres Navales del Golfo, (c) PEMEX

On 26 May, Talleres Navales del Golfo (TNG) shipyard laid the keel of a 31.5 meter, 50 ton bollard pull azimuth stern drive tugboat. This event marked the start of the first Mexico-based vessel construction project in 25 years commissioned by PEMEX.

This new Bureau Veritas-classed vessel is part of a 22 ship order for PEMEX consisting of 19 tugboats and 3 barges at a total cost of 3.4 billion pesos (USD $263 million). First delivery is expected in June 2015.