Robert Allan Presents Latest Evolution of the Z-Tech Concept

Leevac Shipyards has completed the construction of the second of two Robert Allan designed Z-Tech® 2400 tugs.

Zeus was delivered to its owners Suderman & Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas in December following the delivery of her sister Chloe K in September to her owners: Bay-Houston Towing Co. of Houston, Texas.

Both tugs are operated by G&H Towing of Galveston, Texas on behalf of their owners.

The Z-Tech® Class tugs from Robert Allan Ltd. are designed primarily for operation in major ports and marine terminals. The design of the Z-Tech® tug emphasizes the safe and capable operation of ship-handling operations with large ships, particularly those with extreme flares. It offers an omni-directional performance; speed and bollard pull astern are almost equal to that going ahead.

After taking delivery of eight Z-Tech® 7500 Class Escort Tugs, G&H Towing Company has contracted Robert Allan Ltd. to develop this new compact class of high performance ASD ship-handling/escort tugs.

The vessels meet all USCG requirements for vessels under 200 US GRT. Although the vessels are not required to meet Loadline regulations, the owners have opted to voluntarily comply with ICLL.

Robert Allan Ltd. design team worked closely with owner’s representatives, led by Mike Nigro, VP of Engineering and Mark Woods, Port Engineer, and the result is yet another capable tug for the G&H fleet.


ral, February 25, 2014

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

Posted on February 25, 2014

In Depth>


<< Mar 2018 >>
26 27 28 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Singapore Maritime Technology Conference and Exhibition (SMTC) 2018

The 3rd Singapore Maritime Technology Conference and Exhibition (SMTC) 2018 is organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore…

read more >

Shippax Ferry Conference 2018

The two-day onboard ferry conference was first organized in 2003 and grows ever more popular with some 400 delegates from over 40 ferry…

read more >

8th Dredging & Land Reclamation World Summit 2018

The 8th Dredging and Land Reclamation Summit 2018 will gather the decision makers from Authorities and Operators responsible for ports…

read more >

Shipping 360

This course is ideal for those who have recently joined the maritime sector and those who need to have a better understanding…

read more >