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DAMEN RECEIVES ORDER FROM AUSTRALIA FOR THREE ASD TUGS

DAMEN RECEIVES ORDER FROM AUSTRALIA FOR THREE ASD TUGS

Friday, May 7, 2021 

Damen Shipyards Group has been awarded a contract by Australia-based Engage Marine for the delivery of three ASD Tugs 3212, one of Damens Next Generations Tugs Series, which combine proven technologies with innovation to take a step forwards in terms of safety, sustainability, reliability and efficiency.

Engage Marine will operate the three tugs to provide towage services for the Port of Abbot Point. The company has recently been awarded a Non-Exclusive Towage Licence by North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation.  The ASD Tug 3212 is said to display good seakeeping behaviour, manoeuvrability and towing characteristics, at 85t bollard pull.

The design comes from Damen’s standardised portfolio, meaning the shipbuilder constructs the ASD Tug 3212 for stock in order to facilitate rapid delivery. As a result, Damen will deliver the three tugs to Engage Marine in Q3 2021.

Damen sales manager Asia Pacific Sjoerd de Bruin said: “We’re both pleased and honoured to be delivering these three state-of-the-art vessels to Engage Marine. The discussions between our two organisations have been smooth, professional and very constructive and I am looking forward to developing our relationship over the coming months.”

Engage Marine CEO Mark Malone said: “we selected Damen as they are a world class tug builder and the ASD 3212 vessels are a proven design, well suited to the prevailing conditions of this operation. Damen’s ability to deliver on time, high quality assets with dedicated support during the build, delivery process and locally, once in operation, give us confidence in reliability from the start. The design promotes crew comfort, operational capability and energy efficiencies, all high on Engage Marine’s list of providing sustainable towage services. A modular approach to IMO tier III NOx requirements also means we can deliver on environmental commitments well into the future.”

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