Damen delivers first DAMEN ASD 2810 to ARC Towage

5 October 2014 (Last Updated October 5th, 2014 18:30)

Damen Shipyard has delivered the first DAMEN ASD 2810 to Trinidad’s ARC Towage following a contract signed for four vessels in July 2013.

Damen ASD Tug 2810

Damen Shipyard has delivered the first DAMEN ASD 2810 to Trinidad’s ARC Towage in accordance with a contract signed for four vessels in July 2013.

The second vessel under the agreement will leave for Trinidad next week, while the remaining two tugs will be delivered in mid-December of this year.

The contract between the companies was the result of a joint venture developed for the terminal berthing services for an energy industry player in Trinidad and Tobago.

"This first ship has a minimal bollard pull of 60t, a maximum speed of 12.9kt and offers better sea-keeping behaviour." 

The vessels have been constructed at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, and delivery will be managed by Damen Services in Trinidad and Tobago.

The new-build vessels will provide towage services for escorting, berthing and un-berthing LNG-powered vessels.

This first ship has a minimal bollard pull of 60t, a maximum speed of 12.9kt and offers better sea-keeping behaviour, manoeuvrability and towing characteristics. It is also equipped with rig savers on all remote shut-off valves, remote closing air intakes, gas detection systems and exterior explosion-proof lighting.

In a further development, Damen delivered a cutter suction dredger, CSD500, to a Nigerian customer last week. The CSD500 dredges at maximum depth of 14m and pumps some 4,000m³ of mixture an hour.

The dredger, which now works on a land reclamation job near Warri, also provides an accommodation unit with a kitchen, sitting area and sanitary facilities.


Image: The DAMEN ASD 2810 was delivered to Trinidad and Tobago. Photo: courtesy of Damen Shipyards Group.