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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 

Damen Shipyards has signed a contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) for the materials package of a third ASD Tug 2009 under the Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) initiative.

This order follows a contract for two ASD Tugs 2009 signed in July 2019. KS&EW are constructing all three vessels with Damen’s support.

Damen regional director Teun Haverkort said: “Damen is pleased to have been awarded this contract on the basis of the good cooperation between our two companies and of the progress that has been made so far with the first two ASD Tugs 2009.”

Construction of the first two vessels is now underway, following a steel cutting ceremony in Karachi, attended by senior officials from the Government and Navy of Pakistan as well as national industry, along with representatives of Damen and KS&EW. The two shipyards have been working together since 1988 and have successfully delivered numerous vessels to various clients in Pakistan.

The ASD Tug 2009 is a proven, standardised design. The two vessels will be operated by the Pakistan Navy to support their fleet.

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