Sanmar signs contract with Rolls-Royce for twelve shipsets of thrusters

Sanmar has signed contract with Rolls_Royce for the supply of azimuth thrusters for twelve new tugs, for a variety of customers.

Sanmar is a regular customer for Rolls-Royce propulsion equipment.

This latest order will see three different types of Rolls-Royce thruster (US205, US255 and US 25) installed on the tugs when construction starts later this year.

Ali Gurun, Sanmar Shipyard, Project Director, said: “We have already built 50 tugboats equipped with Rolls-Royce thrusters and are very happy to sign this significant order. This has been made possible not only by the robust design and quality of the products, but also with the great support of the local Rolls-Royce team here in Turkey. The service, spare parts availability and commissioning support is extremely important to us, as is the flexible approach in delivering the products in line with our build schedule.”

Neil Gilliver, Rolls-Royce, President – Merchant, said: “We are delighted to win this contract from Sanmar, who have been a valued customer for our thrusters and other equipment for many years.

“The demanding duties performed by tug boats, require robust designs with high power and rapid maneuverability. With Sanmar’s experience in tug building and our market leading position in the supply of efficient, powerful thrusters, these vessels will be highly capable. We look forward to working together during the construction and commissioning.”