Two new tugs for Boluda from Damen

Boluda has ordered two new tugs from Damen Photo: Damen Shipyards GroupBoluda has ordered two new tugs from Damen Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

Boluda Towage Europe has ordered two 85-tonne bollard pull ASD Tugs 2813 from Damen Shipyards Group for operations in the Port of Zeebrugge as part of the extended concession for towage services.

Complying with the most recent IMO Tier III emission standards, the VB Bolero and VB Rumba will be added to the fleet of Boluda Towage Europe, currently comprising 81 tugs and operating in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The ASD Tugs 2813 are highly manoeuvrable, environmentally-friendly vessels of modern design. Thanks to their operational flexibility, the tugs can be used for harbour and terminal berthing operations, escort operations, firefighting operations, coastal and offshore towing operations.

“Damen is happy to extend our cooperation with Boluda by building and delivering two new ASD Tugs 2813 for this project,” said Carlos Gonzalez Martin, Damen’s sales manager North, West & South Europe. “We are convinced that these state-of-the-art Damen ASD Tugs 2813, including FIFI 1 and the Damen Marine NOX Reduction System will be a great addition to the Boluda Europe fleet operations.”

The tugs were launched at the end of July at Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam and are scheduled for delivery in December.

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