To significantly increase the size and type of vessels it can build, Sanmar has built a new full facility shipyard at Altinova.
Sanmar’s newest shipyard is located in Altinova, currently 50 minutes by car and ferry away from Tuzla where Sanmar’s existing modern custom built shipyard is located.
The construction of vessels is already in full swing at the new shipyard. Now complete, the shipyard covers approx 50,000m2 in total of which 26,000m2 comprises a covered and closed production area. The infrastructure has been designed using the latest technology to ensure the maximum standards of health and safety and respecting the needs of the environment. Sanmar aspires to being the ‘greenest’ shipyard in Turkey.
Now that the new yard is up and running completely, the company plans to extend its scope with the construction of more sophisticated vessels adding to its already extensive portfolio of tugboats with AHTSs, PSVs, offshore construction vessels, and those using alternative fuels such as LNG, for which it has already built a fine reputation.
There is a RINA-classed floating dock that has been developed not only as a standard floating dock but as a tool to facilitate the launching of newly built vessels. With a deck reinforced to 10 tonnes/m2 in order to take a 24-axle Goldhofer heavy duty modular trailer/carrier and its load, the dock has an unusually deep pontoon of 4m, an inner beam of 28m and a length of 83.8m. It can lift a total of 3000 tonnes, however, provision has been made in the design enabling the dock, if required, to be extended to 120m and reach a lifting capacity of 5000 tonnes.