DISCOVER Magazine #7

First year of next generation series marks a successful start

Published in category: Harbour & Terminal

The vessels your crew deserves

2019 is the first full year of Damen’s next-generation range of harbour tugs being available on the market. The first vessels have been delivered over the last 6 months – two RSD Tugs 2513, two ASD Tugs 2811 and two ASD Tugs 2813. There are 14 more on order for delivery in 2019. The vessels of the series are composed of a mix of new designs and a further evolution of existing designs, this next generation series is built on solid foundations. New and proven technologies have been combined and applied in a modular way to achieve the best balance in flexibility with high value for money over the entire lifecycle.

The range is led by the innovative RSD Tug 2513, presented in a European tour and introduced during ITS in Marseille. It delivers 70 tonnes of bollard pull in both push and pull mode in the safest possible way by its ‘always bow first’ principle and patented Twin Fin skeg design. The new ASD Tugs 2312 and 2813, also optimised for ship-handling operations plus occasional salvage and coastal towing, offer 60 and 80 tonnes BP respectively in both in push and pull mode. In addition to the first ASD Tugs 2813 being delivered early this year, the first ASD Tug 2312 is scheduled for the end of 2019.

To complete the line-up, Damen has redesigned the benchmark in harbour towage, the ASD Tug 2810, to create the new ASD Tug 2811, and upgraded the successful ASD Tug 3212. All next-generation vessels are laid out to comply with the new stability regulations coming into force in January 2020, are connected to the Damen Digital monitoring platform and are ready to be delivered in compliance with IMO Tier III. The new safe, smart and sustainable benchmark in harbour and terminal towage.

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