Drydocks World held a steel-cutting ceremony to mark the start of production on a new Asymmetric Tractor Tug, the first IMO Tier II compliant tug to be built for deployment in the Mediterranean.
The 27m tug will be operated by P&O Reyser in the Port of Barcelona and is scheduled to enter service in mid-2020.
Drydocks World will carry out the detail engineering, construction and delivery in accordance with Lloyds Register Classification Society.
“The design of this tug will combine excellent maneuvering performance, with the latest industry standards in air pollution reduction, personnel working space, and noise reduction meeting the CAC(3) and ECO (No- x3) standards,” the shipyard said in a release.
“At Drydocks World we are creating customised solutions to meet the new IMO 2020 standards. Currently we are working on numerous Ballast Water Management System and Scrubber System retrofit projects, and beginning construction on this IMO tier III compliant tug is part of our approach to provide solutions that meet maritime regulations,” said Capt. Rado Antolovic Phd CEO & managing director of DP World’s Maritime Services Division.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman and CEO, DP World added: “This is yet another important delivery in the company’s customer centric approach to innovation. Our customers demand high standards, and we always strive to exceed.”