Haifa Port Company (HPC) has awarded the international tender for a new build Voith Schneider tug to Zamakona Yards of Spain.
The tug, which is a sister vessel of the ones already operating in the harbor, will have a bollard pull of 70t, length of 31,50m and beam of 12,50m.
The design has been done by Voith Design, optimizing the hull shape and including some improvements required by the client.
Classification will be provided by Lloyd’s Register, and the notation includes also FIFI 1 with water spay. The tug is equipped with 2 Voith 32R5 propulsion units coupled to 2 MAN main engines 8L27/38 developing each 2.670 kW.
For towage purposes the aft deck is fitted with a towing hook and a towage winch from Hatlapa.
zamakonayards, April 15, 2014