December 1, 2017
The three Robert Allan Ltd. designed, dual fuel, extreme escort tugs named Dux, Pax, and Audax, built by Astilleros Gondán S.A. for Østensjø Rederi have just been awarded the Tug of the Year 2017 title by Tug Technology & Business magazine. Operating at Statoil’s Melkøya LNG production terminal near Hammerfest, Norway, these 3 titans are designed to operate in severe weather operations and deliver exceptionally high escort steering and braking forces. They will conduct approximately 300 LNG ship escorts annually, assist with berthing operations and will be maintained in readiness for emergency services such as long line towing, fire-fighting, and oil spill response.
Read more in the TT&B article here.