Med Marine delivered the first MED-A2885 of the 2 new buildings that Med Marine and leading towage provider Svitzer signed a contract over back in February 2022. Both vessels are Robert Allan Ltd-designed RAstar 2800 tugs with firefighting and escort notations.
With the delivery of said vessels, Svitzer will increase its presence to a total of six vessels in the Suez Strait region which consists of Port Said and Port Suez.
Med Marine plans to deliver the second boat by the end of May 2022.
Commenting on the contract, Melis Üçüncü, Sales Manager of Med Marine, said:
‘We are delighted to deliver this vessel to Svitzer, a very valuable business partner of ours. It is a pleasure to build for Svitzer and we look forward to many more projects with them in the future.’
About Med Marine:
Med Marine is a leading Turkish shipbuilder and leading tugboat operator. The firm employs Eregli Shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Turkey based on some 180.000 sqm with more than 30.000 sqm of indoor areas to build state-of-the-art tugboats, workboats, offshore vessels, and coated/Stainless Steel (STST) IMO II type chemical/oil tankers, either for its own operations or clients around the world.
Med Marine has a very wide selection of state-of-the-art tug boat design portfolios and the shipyard is constantly being improved with advanced production standards by keeping up with the latest health, safety, and environmental regulations.
Med Marine has successfully completed the construction and delivery of almost 200 projects, including tugboats, chemical/oil tankers, mooring, and pilot boats.
As part of Maersk, an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains from end to end; Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea since 1833. With 4,000 employees, a fleet of more than 430 vessels, and operations all over the world, the Danish company is the global market leader in towage and marine-related services.