A new era dawns for Sohar Port as Svitzer takes delivery of Sanmar tugs.
Sanmar Shipyards is delighted to announce that the first two tugs in a five tug order with Svitzer for ongoing operations in Oman have recently completed delivery and mobilisation to the Port of Sohar, with the remaining deliveries expected soon.
Just over a year ago Sohar Industrial Port Company SAOC awarded Svitzer, the world’s leading tug operator, a contract renewal for marine services at the Port of Sohar in Oman. The renewal of this 15 year contract required a fleet development plan to provide the next generation of fit for purpose and highest safety standard vessels.
For these tugs Svitzer again returned to Sanmar Shipyards, Türkiye’s world renowned tug building specialist, following Svitzer’s successful commissioning and operation of four 29m Sanmar-built (“Bigacay” Class) tugs to a brand new design for the Tanger Med 2 terminal in Morocco.
Leonardo Sonzio, Svitzer COO said at the time: “During the tender phase for Sohar Port and Freezone, Sanmar understood very well both the port’s and Svitzer’s requirements and was able to specify a reliable and cost effective solution, supporting our ambition to deliver safe and efficient towage services to our clients. Also, Sanmar’s track record in building high quality tugs and their ability to deliver on time positively contributed to the decision.”