Svitzer Orders Two More Tugs for Ichthys LNG Project

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Svitzer is ordering two more ASD tugs from Sanmar Shipyards to service the multi-billion dollar INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project in the Port of Darwin, Australia.

The two newbuilds will be 80 Tonne bollard pull RAstar 2800 terminal tugs with escort ability and accommodation space for ten crew members. The tugs are equipped with render/recovery winch, aft winch, FIFI 1 and LNG package. The delivery is expected to take place in 2017.

The two vessels will be employed together with two existing vessels to assist LNG, LPG and condensate carriers at the Port of Darwin starting late 2017. The newbuilds are also part of Svitzer’s promise to support the expected increase in operational activity within the Port of Darwin.

As well as towage, the other services the tugs will be required to provide are: safety standby, emergency and environment incident response, fire-fighting; support for maintenance work on INPEX’s marine infrastructure; and salvage operations within the port.

Svitzer has previously placed an order with Sanmar Shipyards for six ASD tugs, to be employed in the fulfillment of various towage contracts.

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