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A New Era for Z-Tech® Tugs

June 20, 2017

In late May 2017, Houston Texas based Bay-Houston Towing Co. and Suderman & Young Towing Company awarded construction contracts to Gulf Island Shipyards, LLC for […]

Evan Gatehouse Returns to Robert Allan Ltd.

June 6, 2017

We are pleased to announce the return of Mr. Evan Gatehouse, P.Eng. Evan is an experienced mechanical engineer/naval architect who began with Robert Allan Ltd. […]

2017 Robert Allan Ltd. Marine Design Innovation Award

June 2, 2017

We are pleased to announce that on May 26th, Robert Allan Ltd. awarded our 2017 Marine Design Innovation Award to Donovan Byrd of the Fisheries […]

New Hybrid Icebreaking Tug from Robert Allan Ltd. for the Port of Lulea

June 2, 2017

After a rigorous selection process, Robert Allan Ltd. has been chosen to design a high- performance icebreaking escort tug for the Port of Lulea, Sweden. […]

Robert Allan Ltd.’s ART 85-32W Class Rotortug® Design Selected by Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. for their Port Hedland Towage Operation

May 31, 2017

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd’s subsidiary Pilbara Marine Pty Ltd has selected Robert Allan Ltd.’s ART 85-32W Class Rotortug® design as the primary vessel to make […]

Boluda Corporación Marítima presents state-of-the-art silent tugs at Bureau Veritas Technical Committee meeting

May 29, 2017

Boluda Corporación Marítima presents state-of-the-art silent tugs at Bureau Veritas Technical Committee meeting

Robert Allan Ltd. RAmparts 3200 Tug for Royal Thai Navy

May 29, 2017

Italthai Marine, Thailand recently delivered H.T.M.S. Panyi, a Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAmparts 3200 class tug to the Royal Thai Navy. The tug was officially […]

First of Robert Allan Ltd.’s RAstar 4000-DF Class Dual Fuel Extreme Escort Tugs Delivered to Østensjø Rederi AS

May 26, 2017

Too frequently one sees claims for new vessels as being “state of the art” or “unique” when in fact they are usually just “more of […]

Robert Allan Ltd. – The Place That Launched A Thousand Tugs

May 9, 2017

By: Robert G. Allan, P. Eng. Executive Chairman of the Board Interestingly many of those early tugs, including the Weaver Lake, were shallow draft designs, […]

RAstar 85 Class Escort Tugs: Purpose Designed by Robert Allan Ltd. for the Demands of Western Australia

April 11, 2017

With the arrival of the Iron Kestrel and Iron Corella in Port Hedland, WA, the first two of BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s six boat order […]

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