Abu Dhabi Ports’ SAFEEN Group and Med Marine have signed a contract for a MED-A2360 series tugboat that will be deployed to meet the growing marine service requirements of Abu Dhabi Ports and the increasingly complex demands of the wider maritime industry.
The vessel, a Ramparts 2300-MM tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd exclusively for Med Marine, was chosen by SAFEEN for its versatile, multi-purpose, compact ASD design, which features efficient ship-handling, coastal towing, and other general purpose towing capabilities. Delivery of the tug is set for July 2021.
Med Marine has built six units of the same design — including a 50 Tons Bollard Pull (TBP) version —
Med Marine’s Business Development Manager, Muhammet Gökhan, said:
“We are very happy and proud to be continue our cooperation with SAFEEN Group for repeat orders of one of our best sellers — the MED-A2360 class tugboat. It’s always a pleasure when our customers repeat order to Med Marine as it confirms we are going in the right direction.”
SAFEEN Group’s Acting Director of Marine Services Operations, Capt. Salem Al Menhali, said:
“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Med Marine’s MED-A2360 tugboat as part of SAFEEN’s fleet. The addition of the new vessel, which features a range of ultra-modern innovations in ship handling and coastal towing, further enhances our world-class and integrated services provided to our customer operating in Abu Dhabi ports and outside in the region and globally.”
A 360-degree virtual tour of the 50TBP version of the same design, 2350 ASD tugboat, can be viewed at: https://medmarine.com.tr/tour/med26/index.html
The tug’s specifications include:
LOA 23,00 m
BEAM 10,90 m
DEPTH 4,4 m
DRAFT 5,05 m
BOLLARD PULL 60 ton
SPEED 12 knots (approx.)
MAIN ENGINE 2 x CAT 3512, 2 x 1.765 Kw @ 1.800 rpm
PROPELLER 2 x KONGSBERG US205 P20 FP with 2.400 dia
FORE TOWING WINCH THR MARINE EFTW 300 kN
DECK CRANE TOIMIL MARINE / T12505M/3 SWL 1,03 tons at 10,1 m
GENERATOR SET 2 x CATERPILLAR C4.4 86ekW
FIFI E SYSTEM 1 x 1400 m3/hr. Pump, 2 x 1200 m3/hr foam / water monitors
ACCOMMODATION 6 persons
About Med Marine:
Med Marine is a leading Turkish shipbuilder and leading tugboat operator. The firm employs Eregli Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Turkey based on some 180.000 sqm with more than 30.000 sqm indoor areas to build state-of-the-art tugboats, work boats and Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers, either for its own operations or clients around the world. Med Marine has a very wide selection of state of the art tug boat design portfolio and the shipyard is constantly being improved with advanced production standards by keeping up with latest health, safety and environmental regulations. Med Marine has successfully completed the construction and delivery of almost 200 projects, including tugboats, chemical/oil tankers, mooring and pilot boats.
For more information, please visit: medmarine.com.tr
SAFEEN is the maritime services arm of Abu Dhabi Ports offering a comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading maritime services including, port marine services, offshore logistics & subsea services, shipping services, maritime training, and transshipment services.
SAFEEN team’s mission is to provide Abu Dhabi Ports and the wider UAE maritime community with efficient and sustainable operations by delivering world-class operations, offering exceptional value, and, maintaining the highest levels of safety, compliance and respect for the maritime environment.
For more information, please visit: safeen.ae
About Abu Dhabi Ports:
Established in 2006, Abu Dhabi Ports today serves as the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade, as well as a bridge linking Abu Dhabi to the world. Part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy, Abu Dhabi Ports’ vertically integrated business approach has proven instrumental in driving the emirate’s economic development over the past decade.
Operating several clusters covering Ports, Industrial Cities & Free Zone, Maritime, Logistics, and Digital, Abu Dhabi Ports’ portfolio comprises 11 ports and terminals in the UAE and Guinea, and more than 550 square kilometres of industrial zones within Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) and ZonesCorp, the largest integrated trade, logistics, and industrial business grouping in the Middle East.
For more information, please visit: adports.ae