Med Marine has successfully built and delivered the MED-A2360 model tug to the Danish operator
A contract was signed between Med Marine and Svitzer for Med Marine’s exclusive tug design in its product portfolio in October 2019. The tug was delivered to the Danish Operator on schedule recently.
Named as Svitzer Vestri, the vessel will start her operations in Emden, Germany’s third largest North Sea port, where the company will start operations from 1st January 2021.
The tug belongs to MED-A2360 series tug which is Robert Allan’s RAmparts 2300-MM that is designed exclusively for Med Marine. MED-A2360 series tugs are well-known for their compact, robust, well-manoeuvrable characteristics.
Mattias Hellström, Managing Director Scandinavia & Germany of Svitzer, comments on the successful delivery of the vessel:
“We are delighted to be taking delivery of Svitzer Vestri from Med Marine. The new tug’s versatility and power makes her an ideal addition to our fleet, particularly as we embrace a new challenge in 2021 by commencing operations in Emden. We look forward to operating Svitzer Vestri in Emden seaport, delivering first-class towage services and helping to underpin operations in one of Europe’s largest RoRo hubs.”
Melis Üçüncü, Sales Manager of Med Marine, said:
“It is a great pleasure for us to see one of Med Marine’s well-proven exclusive designs to be successfully delivered to a leading operator. Svitzer and Med Marine signed a contract for ice class tugs last year and a year after; we delivered another tugboat to Danish operator. We are looking forward to delivering more tugs to Svitzer in future and seeing high-quality Med Marine tugs in their fleet.”
Two TundRA 3000 ice breaking tugs are also currently being built by Med Marine and they are set to be delivered to Svitzer in early 2021. They have been designed to tackle a range of environments across Svitzer’s Scandinavian operations.
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