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The following press releases highlight recent vessel deliveries from Robert Allan Ltd. designs, and announcements concerning major new projects


Powerful TundRA 3600-H Icebreaker Tug Destined for Swedish Port Launched in Spain

October 22, 2018

On Monday October 8, a new hybrid-powered icebreaking escort tug was launched by GONDAN Shipbuilders in Figueras, Spain. This is an important step for GONDAN […]

Four New Z-Tech® 4500’s for the US Navy

October 19, 2018

Robert Allan Ltd. has been awarded a contract to design a new version of the successful Z-Tech® 4500 tugs for the United States Navy (USN). […]

Vancouver to Welcome Two New Cheoy Lee Built RAstar 3200 Escort Tugs for SAAM SMIT Towage Canada

September 27, 2018

Robert Allan Ltd. is very pleased to announce that SAAM SMIT TOWAGE CANADA Inc. (SST Canada), a joint venture partnership between Boskalis of the Netherlands […]

Two Steel-cutting Ceremonies for Tianjin Port’s New Smart Tugs

September 14, 2018

Following the successful completion in 2015 of concurrent construction programs involving 5 vessels of 3 different designs, Robert Allan Ltd. turned their attention to developing […]

Robert Allan Ltd.’s First Tugs in Taiwan with TRAktor 3100-V Contract Award

September 12, 2018

Two new TRAktor 3100-V tugs, scheduled to be delivered in 2020, will introduce Robert Allan Ltd. tugs into new territory – Taiwan. Robert Allan Ltd. […]

Keel Laid for Second Royal Thai Navy RAmparts 3200 Tug

September 10, 2018

After being awarded the construction contract of the second RAmparts 3200 tug early this year, the builder, Italthai Marine Limited of Thailand held the keel […]

PSA Marine Takes Delivery of Two New Superhero Tugs

August 28, 2018

In August, 2018, PSA Marine Singapore took delivery of RAmparts 3200 ASD tugs PSA Thor and PSA Hulk of Robert Allan Ltd. design, built at […]

Completion of the Second Rapport 1600-SX Harbour Tug Design GÖKÇAY II

August 27, 2018

Gökçay II, the second RApport 1600-SX tug built by Sanmar Shipbuilders, was completed in August, the first vessel of this design being delivered in May. […]

RAstar 3200 Tug Eugene for Kenya Ports Authority

August 17, 2018

The new RAstar 3200 tug Eugene, constructed by Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Hong Kong, has been delivered to its owners Kenya Ports Authority, Mombasa, Kenya. Principal […]

Kinaki Arrives Home to Port Taranaki

August 10, 2018

In June 2018 the new 25 metre harbour tractor tug Kinaki completed its 73-day journey via heavy lift transport ship from Istanbul, Turkey, and arrived […]

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