On 30th August 2013, a keel – laying of new 4 ATD tugs type ATD 2412 for export to Damen Group was held by Ha Long shipyard in Quang Ninh province. The vessels are built according to design and supervision of DAMEN Group (Netherlands).
The Azimuth Tractor Drive Tug 2412 design is powerful yet extremely compact. Vessels are equipped with Damen’s patented ‘Twin Fin’ technology resulting in excellent course stability. It is a powerful harbour tractor tug with excellent course keeping and maneuvering capabilities, heavy duty towing winch. Further more, it has towing bit with stainless steel fairleads, heavy fendering on the aft corners and large freeboard and excellent stability.
Length o.a.: 24.74 m
Beam o.a. : 12.63 m
Depth at sides: 4.60 m
Power (total): 4200 BKW
Bollard pull: 65 tonnes
Speed: 11 kts
The tug is provided with modern and advanced equipment and facilities. It can meet all requests of newest marine rules and international conventions.
As scheduled, the tug No.1 and No.2 will be launched in the end of first quarter and delivered in the end of second quarter of 2014. Giving a speech in the ceremony, Mr. Arnold Dolman – Project Director of Damen Group told that after finishing the 4 ATD tugs, Damen Group will continue cooperation with Ha Long shipyard to build some special barges for export to Australia.