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Speedy standardisation comes with options

Another quick delivery has been achieved with the arrival of an ASD Tug 2813 in Gioia Tauro, one of the most important transhipment ports in the Mediterranean.

Ordered in January of this year, the ‘Gioia Star’ is a standard model from Damen which builds standardised vessels in series, keeping them in stock, ready for order.

Owner Con.Tug has selected a number of options for its new vessel, including FiFi 1 firefighting capabilities as well as oil recovery capability. The 85 tonne bollard pull ASD 2813 features a smart layout with increased power on a very compact vessel, thanks to the significant level of stability provided by the hull.

The ASD Tug 2813 is one of Damen’s next generation of tugs. Each of the vessels in this series is composed of new innovations and the further evolution of existing technology. The tugs focus on delivering increased safety, sustainability, reliability and efficiency – including cost-efficiency over the lifetime of the vessel. These factors were amongst the reasons that Con.Tug selected Damen when ordering a new tug.

The vessel, like all those in the series, is designed to be ready for IMO Tier III regulations. Compliance with the regulations is easily achieved with the retrofit of a Damen modular NOX reduction system. The next generation tugs also have the capability to be digitally connected, enabling remote monitoring, which can lead to preventive maintenance and smarter, more efficient sailing and lower fuel consumption.

Antonio Marte, Damen’s area manager, said, “The port of Gioia Tauro is a very important harbour for the Mediterranean region. Thanks to the recent important investment made in the container terminal,  large 24000 TEU container ships can call at this port regularly. With this it’s crucial to have a highly reliable and top performance tug, which ensures safe operations and, at the same time, maximum uptime of the terminals”.

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