Svitzer awarded Suez Canal towage contract extension

Photo: Svitzer

Svitzer has been awarded another extension of its current contract with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) to include two additional tugs to service the Suez Canal.

Svitzer started operating in the Suez Canal in late 2019 with the two tugs Svitzer Port Said 1 and Svitzer Port Said 2, providing towage services to the SCA out of Port Said. In December 2021, the two tugs were joined by sister vessels Svitzer Suez 1 and Svitzer Suez 2.

From the end of May 2022, two additional tugs will join the fleet in the Suez Canal. One will be operating out of Port Said and one out of Port Suez.

Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine will deliver the two vessels, both of which will utilise a Robert Allan Ltd design. Each tug will have a bollard pull of 75 tonnes and firefighting capabilities.

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