GEAR | Egyptian yard orders azimuth thrusters for tug newbuildings
Kongsberg Maritime has entered into an agreement to provide its US series of azimuth thrusters to Alexandria Shipyard (ASY) in Egypt for installation on six new ASD tugboats.
The azimuth thrusters for the seven tugs will have efficient, heavy-duty slipping clutches, allowing for cost-efficient fire-fighting operations. Alexandria Shipyard and Kongsberg Maritime have also agreed that Kongsberg will deliver high pressure deck machinery for another three of the tugs to be built at ASY.
The Robert Allan Ltd-designed tugs will each have a bollard pull of 85 tonnes.