Med Marine and Turkey’s Asya Port shook hands for a MED-A2360 model tugboat. Having signed the contract on December 31st, 2019; the vessel’s construction will be completed and she is planned to be delivered to its operator around the beginning of April. The high quality and exclusive tugboat (Hull Name: EREGLI 82) will be named as “ASYAPORT DEĞİRMENALTI” and she will be operated in Tekirdağ, in north-western part of Turkey.
“ASYAPORT DEĞİRMENALTI” is a 23m and 60 TBP ASD tugboat. The design is RAmparts 2300-MM by Robert Allan Ltd. which was exclusively made for Med Marine.
When MED-A2360 series class tugs are compared with other 60t BP designs; they are shorter, more compact and have better manoeuvrability. They are widely preferred for port operations due to their versatile and multi-purpose nature.
Kadir Uzun, Managing Director in Asya Port expressed his gratitude with following words: “We are very pleased with this new cooperation with Med Marine and we can achieve more in future thanks to this sincere and fast partnership. We closely follow and appreciate Med Marine's world-wide successes with its ever-increasing projects.”
Med Marine is widely experienced in building Ramparts 2300 series as the company built and already delivered 8 units to this design and is currently constructing three more. “ASYAPORT DEĞİRMENALTI”’s two sisters were delivered to Saam Towage in Guatemala and Safeen in UAE in the second half of 2019.
Eylül Turhan, Business Development Chief in Med Marine said that “We are very proud and happy that this class of tug, which we trust to its success and technical qualifications, will be delivered to a Turkish operator. We are flawlessly building 2 more sisters on speculation in our high-quality and large capacity shipyard and getting them ready for delivery.
The tugboat’s general specifications include:
LENGTH O.A. 23,00 m
BEAM 10,90 m
DEPTH 4,40 m
BOLLARD PULL 60 tons
SPEED 12 knots
MAIN ENGINE 2 x CAT 3512C 1765 kW @1800rpm
PROPELLER RollsRoyce (Kongsberg) US205 FP
FORE TOWING WINCH THR MARINE (SEC)
GENERATOR SET 2 x CAT C4.4 86 ekW @ 1500 rpm, 50hz
FIFI E SYSTEM 1 x 1200 m3/hr. Pump, 2 x Foam/water monitor
ACCOMMODATION 6 people
A virtual reality experience is available on Med Marine’s web page which provides details about the design and tugboat.
(Link to the virtual tour: https://medmarine.com.tr/tour/med26/index.html)
About Med Marine:
Med Marine is a Turkish shipbuilder and leading tugboat operator. The firm employs Eregli Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Turkey with its 162.000 sqm area and 220 L x 38 W mtrs slipway capacity, to build its state-of-the-art tugboats and Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers, either for its own operations or clients around the world. The shipyard is constantly being improved with advanced production standards by keeping up with latest health, safety and environmental regulations.
Med Marine has successfully completed the construction and delivery of more than 150 projects, including tugboats, chemical/oil tankers, mooring and pilot boats.
About Asya Port
Asyaport is a joint venture between Global Terminal Limited (GTL), terminal investment company of MSC, and the Turkish Soyuer family located in Barbaros, Tekirdağ. Asyaport commenced operations in 8th of July 2015.
Asyaport which is the first Transhipment Container Terminal ( Hub Port ) of Turkey having a draft up to 18 m, 2000 m total quay length in the position of a world-scale port with its capacity up to 2.5 million TEU. Asyaport, developing as a logistic centre, will provide significant contribution to business life of Tekirdağ with 1200 direct employment.