Sanmar shipyards complete record number of ships in one month
[By: Sanmar Shipyards]
Sanmar Shipyards are celebrating the completion of a record number of vessels in a calendar month, with six tugs and two pilot boats earning their class certificates in January 2022.
The record start to the new year brings the total number of projects completed by Sanmar to over 300, including 302 to date.
Sanmar builds state-of-the-art tugs at its two custom-built shipyards in Turkey. Its production capacity will be further strengthened when a third yard, acquired in 2021, becomes operational and will be optimized for the construction of Sanmar’s new ElectRA series of electric tugs, designed by Robert Allan Ltd.
Ali Gurun, Vice President of Sanmar Shipyards, said, “This is a tremendous achievement and I want to thank everyone involved, not only here at Sanmar, but also those involved at every stage of these projects at our suppliers, our design partners and customers. . I look forward to the commissioning of our new yard so that we can provide even better service to our customers. »
Four of the tugs completed in January are Kocacay series ASD tugs for Pakistani operator PQA, with bollard pulls ranging from 76 to 86 tonnes. Based on Robert Allan Ltd’s exclusive Sanmar RAstar 3200SX terminal escort/offshore tug design, the tugs have the unique sponsored hull form developed exclusively by Canadian Naval Architects.
Three of the tugs, known as Kocacay IV, Kocacay V and Kocacay VI under construction, but renamed GHARO, MALIR and KORANGI by their new owners, are powered by two 2,350 kW main engines while the fourth, Kocacay VII renamed PIPRI, has two 2,525 kW Main Engines. MALIR was Sanmar’s 300th project. PQA also purchased the two Sanmar Pilot boats, which it renamed PB HEER and PB SASSI.
The other two tug projects completed in January were both ASD Bogacay series tugs based on Robert Allan Ltd’s proprietary Sanmar RAMparts 2400SX design. These dual Z-drive diesel tugs have been designed for maximum efficiency in vessel performance – handling tasks for ocean-going vessels.
Bogacay XLVIII, renamed HALCON lll by new owners SAAM Towage, is powered by two 2,100 kW main engines achieving an impressive 70 tonnes of pull and will operate in Chile.
Bogacay XLIX, powered by two 1,765 kW engines and 60 tons of tractive power, was renamed MED CAPELLA by her new owners MedTug. It will operate in the heart of Northern Europe.
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