Robert Allan Ltd. signs contracts in the Netherlands

March 27, 2014

Art Bensler – Teekay Corporation, Jim Hyslop – Robert Allan Ltd., Ard-Jan Kooren – KOTUG BV, Evan Willemsen – Rotortug BV, The Honourable James Moore – Minister of Industry (Canada)


Robert Allan Ltd. is pleased to announce the signing of two symbolic contracts during a recent Canadian Trade Mission to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In the presence of The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, Robert Allan Ltd. (Canada), Aspin Kemp & Associates (Canada), Teekay Corporation (Canada), KOTUG International B.V. (The Netherlands) and Rotortug B.V. (The Netherlands) signed documents commemorating projects that are examples of the co-operation existing between the two countries.

The first signing covered the new ART 80-32, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. and incorporating a hybrid propulsion system developed by Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA). The vessels are under construction at the Damen Shipyard in Poland and will enter the KOTUG fleet later this year.



The second signing covered the recently awarded contract for three offshore Rotor®tugs, destined for service at the Shell “Prelude” FLNG facility off the coast of Northern Western Australia. The 42 m, 100 tonne Bollard Pull Infield Support Vessels will be designed by Robert Allan Ltd. in conjunction with Rotortug B.V. and will be operated by a joint venture between KOTUG International B.V. and Teekay Corporation. The Joint Venture will be known as KT Maritime Services Australia Pty Ltd., with vessels based in Broome, WA.

James Moore, Canada’s Minister of Industry, said, “I am delighted to witness these partnerships between Dutch and Canadian firms from coast to coast. Having companies like Teekay, Robert Allan Ltd. and AKA involved in projects with KOTUG and Damen is an excellent example of collaboration opportunities between Canada and the Netherlands.”

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