Multraship, the Netherlands-based towage and salvage specialist, recently took delivery of a Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tug vessel, built at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, in Romania. The delivery is part of Multraship’s current fleet expansion programme, which involves a number of Damen vessel orders. The ASD 2810 Hybrid adds to an already extensive fleet of tugs operated by Multraship.
Multraship has its headquarters in the harbour city of Terneuzen and operates in the ports around the Scheldt estuary at Zeeland Seaports and the Ports and Ghent and Antwerp, as well as the Bulgarian Port of Burgas on the Black Sea.
Damen’s new ASD 2810 Hybrid is a new design and this is the second of its class to be built.It is a timely concept, offering a much sought after fuel and emission efficient performance. DinuBerariu, Project Manager at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, said of the new vessel, “This hybrid tug is a very unique concept. It features a diesel-direct, diesel-electric and battery powered propulsion system. This hybrid configuration will enable Multraship to lower fuel costs by up to 30 percent and emissions by up to 60 percent.”
After on-time and on-budget completion, the vessel, named Multratug 28, sailed under her own keel to the Netherlands from Galaţi.
Multraship’s fleet expansion programme stems from its increasing customer base in the offshore sectors as well as growing demand for harbour towage services. The ASD 2810 Hybrid, with an expected bollard pull of 61 tonnes, is a perfect fit for both these areas of operation.
Additionally, the company has ordered two Damen ASD 3212 vessels, which are currently being built at Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam and will be delivered before the end of the second quarter of this year.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9, 000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 5, 000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.
Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.
For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a worldwide network of 15 repair and conversion yards with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1, 500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.