Danish towage specialist Svitzer has ordered two additional ASD tugs from Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey to service the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project in Darwin, Australia. Delivery of the two newbuilds is scheduled for 2017 when they will join the two existing vessels in assisting LNG, LPG and condensate carriers at the port of Darwin.
These vessels have successfully responded to the demands of customers looking for 30m - 32m tugbboats. But in time, due to the changing demands of customers, we have felt the need for a new 32m design, under 500GRT, with 80-90 tonnes BP, and started developing it.
Sanmar has installed a new floating dock at its custom built ship building yard in Altinova, Turkey. The Rina-classed dock has been developed not only as a standard floating dock but as a tool to facilitate the launching of newly built vessels.
Some 200 delegates from all around Turkey attended the Pilotage & Towage Services Technologies Congress held recently at the Hilton Hotel in Izmir. The event was supported by Sanmar as a 'gold' sponsor. Ali Gurun, Projects Director of Sanmar also presented a paper about [...]
Operations have begun at Asyaport, a new greenfield container terminal located in Barbaros/Tekirdağ, Turkey. Built by Asya Port Liman A.S, a joint venture between Global Terminal Limited, part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) group, and the Turkish Soyuer family, the port’s berthing and unberthing operations are being carried out by a pair of Bogacay [...]
Experienced UK operator, SMS Towage, has taken delivery of its fifth ASD tug built by Sanmar in Turkey. All are identical Ulupinar RAmparts class designs by Robert Allan Ltd of Vancouver, Canada. Formerly operating in Sanmar’s own fleet this vessel has been dry-docked, renamed Merchantman and delivered to the port of Belfast, Northern Ireland, to [...]
M/T Svitzer Amstel (Boğaçay XII), constructed at Sanmar Shipyard Tuzla, is headed to join Svitzer’s fleet at the Port of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Designed by distinguished Canadian naval architects, Robert Allan Ltd, the relatively new exclusive Bogacay model is based on Ramparts 2400SX series exclusively developed for Sanmar Shipyard. The vessel measures 24.4m x 11.25m [...]
26 August 2015 – Svitzer has signed a newbuilding contract with Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey for the construction of six vessels, with delivery of the first one to be expected in Q4 2016. The vessels are being built to fulfil for Svitzer’s commitment to current and upcoming new contracts in various terminal towage markets. The [...]
Sanmar Shipyards has delivered three more vessels to the Aqaba Port Marine Services Company (APMSCO) for the Sheikh Subah Al Ahmad Al Subah LNG terminal at Aqaba, Jordan. The overall contract comprises four 80-tonne bollard pull specially modified Terminal RAstar 2800 ASD tugs, two conventional twin screw Rascal 1500 line-handling tugs, all designed by Robert [...]
Sanmar Shipyards delivered the first tugboat to the Aqaba Port Marine Services Company (APMSCO) on 22 May 2015 to participate in delivering marine services to the FSRU berthing at Sheikh Subah Al Ahmad Al Subah LNG terminal at Aqaba, Jordan. The inauguration of the LNG terminal took place on 25 May 2015 which marked also [...]