It will build these azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugs to a RAmparts 2300 series design with a bollard pull of up to 70 tonnes.
Svitzer Brazil managing director Daniel Reedtz Cohen said these tugs will be important additions to the existing fleet and a vital element in the company’s growth ambitions. “We have built a solid business here in Brazil with a good customer base, but we want to grow our presence even more and expand our fleet, port coverage and customer portfolio,” said Mr Cohen.
“We are now taking this important step of expanding our fleet with four newbuild tugs from Rio Maguari. They will be vital to our ability to cater to our customers’ needs for broad geographical coverage and to provide safe, reliable and efficient towage solutions.”
Rio Maguari Shipyard commercial director Fabio Vasconcellos said these tugs are scheduled for delivery from October 2022 to April 2023. “We are very proud to have won the bid to build these high standard tugs, and we hope this is the start of a long-term partnership with Svitzer for future projects in Brazil and worldwide,” said Mr Vasconcellos.
“With this contract awarded by an operator with such a significant role in the tug industry, Rio Maguari becomes an important option to be considered by tug operators in Brazil and around the world for future newbuildings.”