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Zhenjiang Shipyard delivers four tugs

Thu 16 Feb 2017 by Martyn Wingrove

Zhenjiang Shipyard delivers four tugs
Zhenjiang delivered Guotou 6 and Guotou 7 to Guotou Caofeidian port

Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co has delivered four tugs since the beginning of 2017, after seeing a ramp up of shipbuilding at its yard in China. The shipyard in Zhenjiang City in the Jiangsu Province has delivered two 6,000hp tugboats to the Sri Lanka Government Ports Authority.

These vessels, named Ravana and Pandukabhaya, were built to the shipyard group’s own design, while meeting the notification from class society Lloyd’s Register. Zhenjiang Shipyard said it used patented techniques in designing these tugboats to reduce onboard energy consumption and for environmental protection, while maintaining power and performance.

In mid-January Zhenjiang Shipyard delivered two azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugs to the Guotou Caofeidian port in China. The delivery of these tugs, named Guotou 6 and Guotou 7, followed the lifting of another ASD tugboat hull at the shipyard, which is being built for an unnamed domestic shipowner.

Recently, Zhenjiang Shipyard started cutting steel on a marine fleet for a dredging company. This fleet will include a pusher tug, workboat, wheel suction dredger and iron sands concentrator barge. These will be built to meet Bureau Veritas’ standards.

Read how Zhenjiang Shipyard built ice-class Cao Gang 26 to a Robert Allan design for the Caofeidian port authority in the upcoming issue of Tug Technology & Business.

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